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Amit Aggarwal styles Kalki Koechlin as a dreamy queen in this new shoot

Amidst billows of smoke

By Shweta Gandhi  December 14th, 2017

“Kalki is a ray of hope — a vision beaming through the haze; fresh, akin to a new wave,” says designer Amit Aggarwal, who has styled the Ribbon actress for his latest shoot with Aza. Shot amidst billows of coloured smoke, Kalki looks ethereal, bedecked in intricately embellished and handwoven ensembles that are fit for a modern-day bride. 

“A modern day woman can style these with contemporary jewellery and all her confidence. She can wear it to her cocktail soiree, sangeet or even formal dinners,” suggests Amit.

Kalki wears a golden embellished lehenga choli and dupatta set with shoulder dusters.

Staying true to his aesthetic, each structured silhouette is detailed with handmade embellishment and strips of recycled polymer on silk, lace and handwoven fabrics. Vintage Banarasi saris play a major role, too.

Kalki’s structured look is completed with a statement neckpiece with feathers.

“‘Kalki’ is (the name of) the future avatar of Vishnu and my clothes always talk about the future with a strong inspiration from history,” says Amit. “The idea was to depict the emergence of a new wave — almost like a vision of hope appearing through layers of coloured smoke.” 

10 designer-approved choli styles for the wedding season:

The structural blouse

Amit Aggarwal introduced a structural peplum blouse with exaggerated sleeves that will serve as a statement piece however you choose to style it.     

The layered blouse

This one will appeal to all the non-conformists out there. Amp up your traditional blouse with a long shirt worn over your shoulders for a fresh take on your sari. Seen at Anavila Mishra. 

The box pleated peplum blouse

Seen at Sailesh Singhania, this full-sleeved blouse with a one-sided collar and peplum with box pleats will give a refreshing take to your lehenga. The best part? No cumbersome dupatta. 

The pearl embellished blouse

Ridhi Mehra's pearl embellished sheer bralette blouse is an ideal pick for brides who want to add some glamour to their ensemble. 


The one-shoulder asymmetrical blouse

This one-shoulder blouse with an asymmetrical hemline lends an interesting touch to your lehenga. As seen at SVA.