Looking lovely indeed was attractive actor Mrunal Thakur who was the muse at JJ Valaya’s ‘Rumeli’ showcase at the FDCI x Lakme Fashion Week. She was dressed in a very special and season’s signature bridal lehenga in silk and organza. The shades of vermilion and scarlet were delightfully detailed with fine thread work and metalwork with motifs incorporated from the Ottoman Empire but expressed in an art deco manner.
The show started with models moving in slow motion but it soon picked up to a fast-forward mode. The colour palette moved from neutral ivory, ecru and beige to strong tones of red, then onto teal, navy, deep cobalt, jade, sun yellow and shades of brown.
The rich fabrics, intricate details, inspired prints and the designer’s timeless and much-loved embroideries define this season’s collection in all its glory as it transcends its journey, blending Turkish elements with riches from the Balkans.
For women, it was a trendy tale of beautiful bridal lehengas, cholis and dupattas in stunning red and jewel shades with lavish embroidery. Cholis were eye-catching with illusion yokes, tie-up backs, flirty, sheer, puffed sleeves with ornate cuffs or majestic, encrusted yokes. Tiny boleros, long, floor-skimming robes and belted saris added to the grandeur of the look.
For men, it was a stylish story with ornate cummerbunds over sherwanis that were just right for wedding day festivities, while elegant kurtas with a hint of discreet placement embroidery enhanced the ensembles.