New Delhi, April 4 (ANI): Moving ahead of their basic traditional appeal, the Indian weddings are fast becoming a grand affair in the cities, as with each passing year they are donning a more corporate look.
With yet another Indian wedding season approaching, the 'Vivah exhibition' in the national capital was a special event to locate almost everything to meet the rising demands of wedding costumes or apparels.
Organised at Hotel Hyatt Regency between April 3-4 in the national capital, under the theme of 'Vivah' or, the marriage it was named LIFE-Luxury, Intelligence, Fashion and Exhibition.
The colourful event encapsulated the varied facets of high style living.
Organised by Tarun Sarda, Chief Executive Officer of Vintage Events, it unfurled a wide spectrum of fashion and lifestyle goods.
Right from trousseau, jewellery, bags, footwear, 'LIFE' displayed new collections, wedding specials, designers spreads, diamond, jewellery and much more.
Participating designers included leading lights like- Afshan Khan, Alka suman Sushma Surana, Manu Mamta, Khushboo Chhadwa, Deepak S Chhabra, Sanjana, and Renu Dadlani.
The designer duo Manu and Mamta showcased their collection under the name ' Bella Ragazza'.
"People have become very style conscious and they want to give their best on their wedding, as things have changed in the past few years. In today's time it's more of branding and people are ready to spend to give their best. It's a style statement and people want to show their best in whatever the occasion is, it's not only relatives, it's also friends and in fact everybody," said Mamta.tressing on the bride tunics, Mamta said: "Girls want to opt for A-line Lehengas when she wants to look slimmer. But for grandeur look, they would go for bigger Lehengas, which looks very grand.
Emphasizing on the Indian wedding style, Alka Suma said: "In Indian wedding, the colours and costumes are supposed to be very rich and has to be 'Indian' and in India, we get best of fabrics. In proper Indian wedding, we should wear something ethnic. If it's a reception, Indo-Western, in a Mehndi - a traditional kind of wear and in a cocktail, it would be more of a western outfit."
Well-known Bollywood and TV actor Shekhar Suman graced the occasion with his visit to encourage the designs of his wife Alka Suman.
And riding on the popularity charts was 'embroidery' the traditional art on costumes.
Designer Renu Dadlani stressed the significance of this embroidery that it is deeply embedded in Indian culture.
"We are into timeless embroidery like Parsi, Kashmiri, Chicken embroidery that has taken leaps and bounds over the years. Even in international market, it has been accepted, as one of the best embroidery."
And these embroidery designs exhibited under the name 'Prateeksha'. Designers from all across the country showcased their intricate designed apparels ranging from Charu Jewels, Jayco Diagold, Jewel Ace- Jaipur to Saraswati Bangles it has all.
Designer bags, party wear footwears, gift items, traditional jewellery and choice of honeymoon destinations were some of the other counters of Vivah exhibition.
From ethereal classic jewels to new-age everyday-wear or cocktail-jewellery, all could be seen under one roof of this special exhibition. It actually felt what a great way to plan a wedding. By Maryam Yasmin(ANI)