SHANTANU AND NIKHIL - THE PERFUME COLLECTION
RUNWAY: DELHI COUTURE WEEK 2011
This extraordinary bridal collection by the haute couture duo was inspired by the Elizabethan era. This has been discernible through their voluminous ball gowns, intricate embroidery, layering from a multitude of rich materials, ruffles and an array of sumptuous colours.
Shantanu and Nikhil offer more of a choice in this bridal collection. Since they have blended Western inspiration into their work, they have included ball gowns, beautifully fitted dresses and shades of ivory to deliver a refreshing take on bridal wear in India.
The duo, nevertheless, have not stepped away from their traditional roots. They give the prospective bride the option of making a statement in bold, vibrant sari’s and lenghas or for a Western inspired gown.
This was such an exquisite collection by Shantanu and Nikhil. The show-stopper for me, was the baby blue gown, with the flamboyant, puffed up design on one shoulder. The undertones of gold and the embroidery on the bodice complimented the gown beautifully.