Jaisingh’s destination wedding collection Happily Ever After ironically started with Lana Del Ray’s song Summertime Sadness.
The svelte super model Tamara Moss made quite the dramatic entry on the ramp in a breathtaking zardozi off shoulder gown that felt light as air. It was followed by glamorous bejewelled skinny trousers paired with ornate velvet jackets and simple white kurtas. Faux leather being the flavour of the season, there were faux leather trousers with embroidered jackets and even slinky leather blouses worn with velvet ghagra and sarees. Bejewelled playsuits were worn with long zardozi jackets to offset the skimpiness. Sexy thigh high slit backless shimmery grey gowns and peplum dresses made for an interesting club/evening wear line. But suddenly the language of the show changed with a misfit of an ethnic line that just had too much of velvet, zardozi and lace, all happening at the same time. Somehow the slinky and sexy half of the show, with its fishcut gowns and backless dresses, were much more pleasing.
THE PRINT STORY
Baroque influences were prominent. The closing piece, a bathrobe, had robust baroque embellishment.
THE COLOUR STORY
Flesh tones, the big sensation this year, a lovely black and forest green combo, deep reds, pops of orange and yellow and a neon pink saree with epaulette details that got the maximum applause. There was quite a bit of parrot green as well.
HAIR AND MAKE UP
Hair scrunched, pinned back for that ‘rolled outta bed’ look; make up kept fresh and dewy.
- The comfortable kolhapuris will never fail you when you want to do ethno chic right. Pick them in shades of silver and gold, as seen in the show, and show off your pretty feet. Wear them with fitted trousers and a Kurta for maximum impact.
- It’s the year of greens, be it mint, olive, neon or parrot. You just have to have a bit of green in your closet. In any form.
- The visible zip is a big trend for cocktail wear, as seen in the collection. The other thing to pick is a dress/gown/blouse with an epaulette (shoulder details).
- The peplum dress continues to reign. Got one yet?
- Since leather is everywhere and there’s no escaping it, why not pair a saree with a super sexy leather blouse? Ethnic goes punk!
- If you are too shy to wear the playsuit, pair it with a long jacket, like Jaising did, to balance out the look.