JJ VAlaya presented his collected titled 'The Nautch of Fez' at the BMW India Bridal Fashion Week 2014. The showstopper for the designer was the Bollywood star Shraddha Kapoor, who looked gorgeous in a multi-coloured saree by the designer.
The collection has been inspired by cultural elements from India dn Morocco, with generous samples (not least the name of the collection), from Indian nautch girls of the past. The show was the grand finale show for the fashion extravaganza.
"It's a proud moment to walk for the most iconic designers of our industry. I felt like a shy bride almost when I was walking the ramp," Shraddha said here post the show. Talking about the concept, Valaya said: "Nautch girls have always fascinated me.. They were intellectual, but almost like the Geishas of India. It was a beautiful period of India and very important. "So, I wanted to do something royal around it, and combined it with a dramatically opposite culture like in Morocco."