Wedding Wows by designer Masaba Gupta
Last week designer Masaba Gupta introduced a line in black and white in a fashion show to unveil her creations for the Indian bride. Masaba deftly incorporated white and black, traditionally shunned in Indian weddings, in her collection that featured a riot of emerald green, shades of fuschia pink, royal blue and marigold yellow. The collection is for the modern brides, who prefer weddings to be in less grandiose settings and focus on the unglamorous side that often goes unnoticed.
The gorgeous and smart black and white ombre-dyed saris paired with blouses with plunging necklines stole the show along with similar lehengas with stunning print works on them. “Both black and white are my favourite colours and I always wanted to experiment with them in my bridal collections,” Masaba tells Indulge.
The gala show from House of Masaba’s Winter Festive 2018 collection was a part of Shaadi By Marriott, hosted by JW Marriott Kolkata, ITC S o n a r a n d T h e We s t i n Kolkata Rajarhat, which showcased venue, fashion, food, cocktails and décor, all set to transcend one to a dream wedding destination. “Th e c o l l e c t i o n h a s clothes for every occasion,be it sangeet, mehendi or ring ceremony, leading right up to the D- day,” says Masaba Gupta, who was looking stylish in a long black tunic paired with ankle length black trousers.
The ivory coloured saris and lehengas with gold embroidery paired with a bustier and flared sleeved shrug, or the royal blue asymmetric, one-shouldered, chanderi tops worn over a royal blue and silver flared skirt, all of them were chic, smart yet traditional to the core.
The subtle yet ethereal combination of black with ivory was a novel idea, too. A black brocade bustier teamed with a pair of flared trousers and a jacket made with translucent gold fabric is perfect for that boho chic bride, who wants to stand out. Masaba has also played around with the fuschia or rani pink and has created some fabulous bridal wears with the colour. The clever pairing of rani pink brocade skirt with a rani bustier and a shrug looked bright but not overpowering.
Even the gorgeous use of mustard yellow with silver and light phiroza blue with silver or g reen with white gold, brought in a freshness and a different feel to the collection. An amalgamation of elegance,
clutter, attitude and sophistication, the collection is designed for all the brides-to-be.
“Currently, Indian weddings are synonymous to pageantry and amidst the spectacle, the intimacy of the union has somehow taken a back seat. Our first bridal-wear collection focuses on embracing the affinity of this bond without minimising the edge and sophistication,” avers Masaba.