Anita Dongre showecase epic love, vintage style at ICW 2016

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New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Showcasing her Epic Love collection at the FDCI India Couture Week (ICW) 2016 on the second day of the five day fashion gala here at the Taj Palace on Thursday, Anita Dongre mesmerised the audience with her bright, gota patti infused creations.

The designer, who recently added her creation for Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton to her portfolio, nfused magic into the air with her Epic love collection where the young gypsy bride was the muse for the collection.

The collection was a luxury Bohemian collection of Indian bridal wear meant for the new age spirited bride, where the chintz-inspired prints brought alive a Mughal garden in its full bloom.

Colour palette being golden infused with hues of cream, rusts, browns, reds and pink and muted blue, the collection had the ethnic, rustic and soothing look about them.

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With fusion music creating an earthy background, the vintage, Mughal era inspired saris, long skirts, different styles of blouses, dupattas, achkans and kurtas for men, the ensembles exuding elegance wrapped in tradition had the touch of gota patti, dabka, and phulkari used in perfect balance.

“Our muse – the young gypsy princess – is free-spirited, yet embraces tradition in her own special way… Traditional styles like the lehenga choli and sari are reinvented in contemporary silhouettes,” Dongre told IANS.

Celebrities like veteran actress-socialist Shabana Azmi, Bhumi Pednekar, Pernia Qureshi and ace designer Manish Malhotra attended the event.

Fashion designers like Tarun Tahiliani, Reynu Taandon, Rimple and Harpreet Narula, Rahul Mishra, Anamika Khanna, Varun Bahl, Gaurav Gupta, Manav Gangwani and Rohit Bal will be showcasing their latest collection at the five-day event, which concludes on July 24.

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