December 3, 2013


Kotwara by Meera Muzaffar Ali presented their “Pearl of the Orient” bridal collection at the fifth Aamby Valley India Bridal Fashion Week 2013. 

Evoking the grandeur of Awadh, the exotic bridal wear was textured with pearls, sequins, resham and zari for the regal ensembles as they glided down the runway.

The show opened with a beautiful, graceful, kathak dancer who set the mood between the sections and created the Awadhi atmosphere for the show.

Shades of purple georgette, chiffon and net for saris which were worn with white chikankari capes were stately in style and design. Angarkhas were panelled, while shararas with tissue stripes created an innovative touch. A tiny silver shrug over a traditional kurta was a trendy addition, while boleros with intricate work appeared over tunics. Shades of wine and shocking pink georgette with gold tissue gave a bridal look to the lehengas in the show.

There was a glorious mix of traditional Indian wear as lehengas, shararas, saris and floor length kurtas created magic for the audience as they viewed the elegant women’s wear. The fabrics were a melangé of colour and textures as sheer chiffon blended effortlessly with lush velvets and brocades that were luxuriously worked with glittering zardosi and intricate chikankari, which is their specialty to create amazing textures.

The colour story moved from pristine whites to soft pastels and then vibrant tones of rich colours.

Ankle length cropped pyjamas, slim kurtas and embellished dupattas set the mood of the show. Colour came for Anarkalis over lehengas and flaming red saris worn with regal sherwanis and splashed with pearls.

Black and gold took over the latter part of the collection, with lavish paisleys and bootis embellished on lehengas, blouses and dupattas. The saris with rich sequins and resham work revealed the master craftsmanship of the designers’ studio.

The show ended with the white section lavishly treated with the gold and silver embellishments. From flared kurtas, layers of white chiffon for regal shararas, sexy corsets and stunning lehengas, embellished with heart stopping silver chikankari; Meera Muzaffar Ali proved they are the masters at bringing the beauty of an ancient craft with modern ethnic sensibilities.

Shekhar Suman, son Adhyayan Suman and family were seen on the front row enjoying the show.

For a magical bridal wear offering Meera Muzaffar Ali wove a glamorous fashion tale with their “Pearl of the Orient” collection.

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