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India Bridal Fashion Week 2013 Roundup - Stylish Thoughts
India Bridal Fashion Week 2013 Roundup
31 st Jul 2013

IBFW is always a truly spectacular event, but we here at Strand of Silk believe that July's edition, held for the first time in New Delhi, exceeded expectations. Here are our favourite moments from the week.

I - JJ Valaya's Royal Opening

Not known for his subtlety, fashion ace JJ Valaya left everyone awestruck on day one. The designer's 'Maharaja of Madrid' was walked by Bollywood stars Kangana Ranaut (pictured left) and Kabir Bedi to bring alive the old world charm of India and Spain.

Kangana, 26, wore an orange and gold lehenga matched with a blue velvet choli and golden headgear as she sashayed down the ramp in the character of the Maharaja's daughter whilst Bedi said he 'felt royal' in the outfit, and that 'it made me feel like a Maharaja, I wish I could take it home.'

Kangana on the ramp for JJ Valaya

Valaya's show opened with a model standing up in the ship which formed the centre of the set playing a melody on the trumpet, accompanied by subtle birdsong. Dancers in beautiful white sarees rowed, and performed an immaculate Kathak dance; Gaurav Raina of Medieval Pundit provided the original soundtrack for JJ's show.


Kabir Bedi on the Ramp for JJ Valaya

Kabir Bedi as the Maharaja

II - Rohit Bal Recalls Bollywood Golden Years

Friday saw one of Bollywood's best walking the ramp for designer Rohit Bal. Sonam Kapoor playfully danced to the song 'Aa jaane jaan' from the well-known 1969 Hindi film 'Inteqam'.

The atmosphere was intense as pink and white lotus props surrounds and covered the ramp, lit up with magical charm.

Commening on her experience, Sonam said that 'it felt great because these songs are from the 1950s and 1960s, the golden period of Indian cinema...I have always wanted to act to that kind of music, so it's enough for me to walk to it, and listen to it and be a part of it in some creative way'.

Sonam Kapoor and Rohit Bal on the Ramp

Rohit Bal and his showstopper Sonam Kapoor

III - Chitrangada Singh as a Pompeian Bride

Suneet Varma transformed Bollywood star Chitrangada Singh into an Indian bride from the ancient city. His collection, called "The Golden Bracelet", was inspired by the lifestyle and clothing of Pompeii, with rich shades of red and gold abounding.

Roman paintings and sculptures adorned the stage as models moved around like goddesses in sarees draped in the style of togas.

Chitraganda Singh as the Pompeian Bride

Chitrangada Singh as a Pompeian bride

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