Exploring with velvet is now a part of 2017’s fashion ensemble. This regal, plush fabric is ruling the fashion books of the designers with its own vintage charm. From cocktail parties to wedding functions and from short velvet dresses to velvet lehengas – the fabric has been adding vivaciousness to one’s overall look. Though, the fabric takes you back to the days when the king and queen donned it. Unfortunately, velvet disappeared from the fashion runway, because of its thick and heavy nature.
A common trait that bound the fashion honchos towards reinventing this fabric in today’s ethnic trousseau was their intense love for this ostentatious fabric.
Velvet lehengas curated by top designers in odd fashionable colors and fusion with dupion silk or zardosi – has been the new flavor this season!
Here are some of the fashion guru’s who have aced ‘velvet’ in their fashion ensemble like a cakewalk! Gear up to take cues from their designs, if you are speculating to knit a designer lehenga choli for your upcoming wedding.
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Each and every sartorial creation from Sabyasachi’s rule book is an inspiration to the upcoming fashion designers. He not only infuses life in each signature collections but also knits a serious love affair with each of the design elements he chooses!
One of his most talked bridal collection is ‘Firdaus’ – showcasing his top models sashaying in velvet bridal wears. Exquisite velvet lehengas in red, olive greens, royal blue with plain blouses were top credits from his collections.
Needless to say, Neeta Lulla has been termed as the ‘Czarina of Indian Fashion’ – her immaculate sense of experimenting with trends and styles has given her both national and global acclaim.
Her collection emanates a sense of style, drama and intricacy showcasing ‘Royal India’.
Rohit Bal literally amazed us with his velvet couture collections from 2015.
From mesmerizing drapes to layered lehengas and from hair to make-up – Rohit’s collection created a lust in us to adorn his collections once in a lifetime.
Fashion designer Tarun Tahiliani has taken a nostalgic route of introducing velvet either vividly on the entire body or at the end of ruffled hemlines.
He personally feels that there was always a replacement for this fabric as it’s quite expensive and hard to maintain. But now due to trend-oriented designs, velvet can be worn even in summer without making you look gaudy.
Manish Malhotra exuded funk by adding ruffles and velvets to the lehengas.
Dramatic detailing inspired by cultural influences, hand woven embroidery with an addition of layering has been a high rise this season. Malhotra’s – The Persian Story collection showcases some of the opulent pieces of Bardot blouses in velvet which is quite an eye catchy to imbibe.
Designer lehengas available online have been coming in myriads of colors apart from maroon and black. Try adding a twist to your sartorial collection by adorning colors like beige, neon, blue which is taking the fashion runway by storm.