The six day extravaganza called Pearls Delhi Couture Week had two glitzy designers showcasing their collections on its second day. After the extraordinary commencement of this fabulous event, with Sabyasachi’s paranormal clothes, Gaurav Gupta’s fusion of Indo-Western couture failed to work its magic. The over the top, loud designs were meant to create an international, larger than life appeal, but unfortunately it could just about pass for ho-hum.
With today’s fashion prodigies, creating designs, which are not just flamboyant, but also highly wearable, it is very important for the couture week creations to be exciting and captivating enough to catch the fancy of today’s demanding fashionistas. Though the show was a delight to look at, it lacked that certain finesse, which should be expected from an acclaimed designer like Mr. Gupta. Neha Dhupia, an ardent fan of the designer’s work was seen cheering him, sporting a pink gown (designed by Mr. Gupta, of course).
Gaurav Gupta’s show was followed by Rohit Bal’s yet again one-of-a-kind, flamboyant and really unexpected collection. With Rohit, it’s safe to say that you will never guess what’s coming your way. With this show, Rohit has once again managed to raise the bar beyond the reach of mere mortals. Imagine models walking in amazing, never-seen-before ruffled gowns with incredible layering in deep and evening hues and big hair. Now imagine them walking straight into the swimming pool! Yes…swimming pool. And how does the designer take a bow in front of the audience? By plunging in the pool himself!
In this day and age, where fashion is becoming extremely experimental, bold and unpredictable, it is great to have a designer like Rohit Bal who represents India on the international fashion platform with his indescribable talent and panache. Only a daredevil, with extraordinary taste will muster the courage to sport his designs and turn heads.
Delhi Couture Week is a fabulous event, especially for brides and grooms to-be, to be in tune with the latest trends before they start shopping of their impending Indian wedding at the end of the year. Taking cues from the best designers in the industry helps you work on your wedding wardrobe. After all, every bride wants to look like a million bucks on the most important day of her life! And the nostalgia she goes through for months, while choosing those perfect outfits; well that’s just a bonus!