See all the highlights from day 3 of India Bridal Fashion Week 2013
The thought of an Indian bride would typically create an image of a woman dressed in a bright-coloured, heavily-embroidered ensemble with ornate jewellery, nicely bunched up hair and 'gajra'. But here was actress Neha Dhupia painting a gothic picture of a bride.
Dressed in a black full-length outfit, with her locks flowing in well-done rolls and eyes accentuated with heavy kohl, the yet-to-be-married Neha clearly "redefined" the Indian bride on Day 3 of India Bridal Fashion Week (IBFW) here on Thursday.
The former beauty queen-turned-actress exuded confidence as she took to the ramp for her dear friends, the internationally known designer duo Falguni and Shane Peacock.
"When you think of a bride, you would imagine one wearing red or pink and with a ghoonghat, but this completely redefines the bride," Neha told reporters here post the show on the third day of the ongoing fashion gala.
"I think what they are trying to show through mu outfit is that marriage is almost like going to a war... so the gothic look," she added.
Falguni and Shane Peacock's collection, called Garden of Eden, was replete with ghaghras, anarkalis, kalidaar saris teamed with bustiers, halters and shrugs. The colour scheme was subdued with a dominance of pistachio, pink, ivory and gold. Akin to the line's name, the show seemed to truly celebrate nature not just in its clothes, but also the set up.
Actor Anil Kapoor, who was the showstopper for designer Raghavendra Rathore, looked dapper in a black kurta teamed with white churidar.
It was his golden embroidered sleeveless short jacket which gave a festive look to the outfit.
"My daughter always suggests me on fashion trends. She keeps a check on what I wear and often disapproves if she does not like it.
The actor credits Raghavendra for his ramp look and admits he is a big fan of the designer.
"I thank you all for appreciating my look but it is all Raghavendra's effort and vision. The credit goes to him and his team. I enjoyed walking the ramp as the clothes weren't very formal. The way it has been done it is very innovative, simple and everybody looked very comfortable," Anil added.
Models displayed Raghavendra's futuristic bridal collection which consisted of bandhgalas, fitted and dhoti pants, sarees, dresses, tuxedos, short and long jackets and kaftans.
For the first time, the designer moved away from traditional black and white for men and experimented with bright colours like pink, magenta, burgundy, royal blue, maroon and red for his collection.
While for women, he chose bandhgala dresses, long embroidered jackets over gowns and sarees, dhoti pants with short jackets.
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