Top 20: JJ Valaya at India Bridal Fashion Week 2014
Morocco meets India in this collection for the contemporary bride
JJ Valaya’s collection for India Bridal Fashion Week 2014 married the design sensibilities of ancient Morocco with the musical heritage of India’s nautch girls (musicians who danced for royalty). Titled ‘The Nautch of Fez’, the clothes were coloured in rich reds, rust and orange, balanced by starker shades of ivory and black. Technique took centre stage as the designer used digital prints, appliqué work and laser burning, mixed in with Moroccan motifs and his signature embroidery. Floor-length anarkalis paired with jackets, dupattas fastened with cummerbunds and graphic pints stood out in this collection. Also making a statement were the larger-than-life accessories, including necklaces that went around the entire head, maang tikkas draped across the face and embellished headbands. Shraddha Kapoor closed the show in a multi-coloured printed sari with a matching gilded jacket.
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