Model Lisa Haydon becomes ‘bride’ for Monisha Jaising couture show (w/ gallery)

Published: July 17, 2014


Picture 1 of 14

Lisa Haydon displays a dress created by Indian designer Monisha Jaising at the India Couture Week, held by Fashion Design Council of India, in New Delhi, India, Thursday, July 17, 2014. AP Photo/Saurabh Das

IANS

New Delhi  – Model and actress Lisa Haydon walked down the Shree Raj Mahal Jewellers India Couture Week (ICW) ramp in New Delhi flaunting a contemporary bridal lehenga designed by Monisha Jaising.

Her look as a bride was complete with ‘chooda’ and ‘kaliras’ specific to the Punjabi wedding tradition.

Lisa’s strong stage presence was accentuated by Jaising’s heavily embroidered lehenga, which she teamed with a white knotted top to give it a modern twist. Exquisite jewellery pieces by the fashion extravaganza’s title sponsor complemented the overall look, showcased here Thursday night.

The striking feature was the use of ‘chooda’ (red and white bangles) and ‘kalire’ (umbrella shaped ornaments), traditionally worn by Sikh brides to be.

The models walked the runway to showcase the ‘World Bride’ range, inspired by the lifestyles of the high-borne from the past. The collection’s inspiration is a fusion of Indian, Mughal and European styles of monarchy architecture and lifestyle.

Aimed at modern, confident and edgy brides, the pieces captured the drama of the 18th Century, especially the Rococo style known for its splendor, grandeur and luxury.

She used sensuous draping from luxe fabrics featuring golden embroideries on light and dark surfaces. The intricate embroidery takes inspiration from the homes of the high-borne in Rococo style, promoted by Madame de Pompadour; King Louis XV’s official mistress.

World Bride also takes its influence from the City Palace, Jaipur, which includes the Chandra Mahal and Mubarak Mahal palaces and other buildings. The palace complex incorporates an impressive and vast array of courtyards, gardens and buildings, which has been captured in the form of imagery and intricate embroidery in Jaising’s collection.

The silhouettes are constructed keeping in mind the Indian body type which makes it commercially viable. There are sensuous sari gowns, swirling lehengas, embellished leggings, sherwanis, evening wear, and structured versions of the kurti in fabrics like pure georgette, leather, velvet, heavy satin, stretch net, nylon.

Neutral colours such as ivory, ebony, silver, gold and denim blue; sorbet colours such as mint green, ice blue, banana yellow, pale pink, whiskey creme; earthy tones such as olive green, brick red and burnt umber, tangerine; jewel tones such as emerald green, ruby, topaz, and turquoise; and monotones such as black and white have been used for the line.

Digital printing, cut work embroidery, Mukaish embroidery, Persian embroidery techniques, Zardozi embroidery and other hand drawn embroideries have been well-incorporated in the line.

IANS 2014-07-18 09:06:08

[+]

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,



Readers Comments (0)

Comments are closed.

Featured

Ottawa attack

Lower Mainland Muslim groups bracing for backlash following Ottawa, Montreal killings

GORDON MCINTYRE VANCOUVER DESI Muslim and minority groups across the Lower Mainland are bracing for backlash in the wake of this week’s terrorist killings in…
Continue Reading »

Cold Lake Mosque graffiti

Cold Lake Mosque vandalized with spray-painted words ‘Go Home’

ALEXANDRA ZABJEK EDMONTON JOURNAL EDMONTON – A mosque in Cold Lake was vandalized Thursday night, with graffiti spray-painted on the exterior and windows smashed. The…
Continue Reading »

linda-hepnerdesi

Mayoral candidate Linda Hepner commits to operational Surrey LRT by 2018

Mayoral hopeful says Surrey residents haven’t seen an expansion in LRT for two decades  AMY REID SURREY NOW SURREY — Mayoral hopeful Linda Hepner says…
Continue Reading »

LOCAL NEWS

Editorial Exchange: Rational responses needed

By Neil Godbout, Prince George Citizen THE CANADIAN PRESS An editorial from the Prince George Citizen, published Oct. 24: Canada’s innocence should have ended in…
Continue Reading »

Ottawa attack

Lower Mainland Muslim groups bracing for backlash following Ottawa, Montreal killings

GORDON MCINTYRE VANCOUVER DESI Muslim and minority groups across the Lower Mainland are bracing for backlash in the wake of this week’s terrorist killings in…
Continue Reading »

Cold Lake Mosque graffiti

Cold Lake Mosque vandalized with spray-painted words ‘Go Home’

ALEXANDRA ZABJEK EDMONTON JOURNAL EDMONTON – A mosque in Cold Lake was vandalized Thursday night, with graffiti spray-painted on the exterior and windows smashed. The…
Continue Reading »

Don't Miss...

Stephen Harper

Stephen Harper: Attack by ‘terrorist’ on Parliament Hill won’t weaken Canada’s resolve

JOAN BRYDEN THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA – The gunman who staged a deadly attack Wednesday on Parliament Hill was a terrorist whose despicable crime will…
Continue Reading »

SURREY-FIELD HOCKEY

Barinder Rasode announces plan to develop field hockey pitch in Surrey

Third field at Tamanawis Park would cost approximately $3 million KYLE BENNING SURREY NOW NEWTON – Barinder Rasode and the One Surrey team were at…
Continue Reading »

Vancouver-Surrey-Festival-India

Diwali celebrations in Vancouver and Surrey

DiwaliFest celebrates its 11th anniversary from Oct. 17 to 26 at various sites in Surrey and Vancouver. Diwali Celebration Friday, Oct. 24 at Firehall Centre…
Continue Reading »

India-weird news

Rudaali: India’s professional ‘weeping women’ demand higher pay

CEN AGENCY Professional mourners who are hired to turn up at people’s funerals in India, beat their breasts and wail, are going on strike for…
Continue Reading »

Abbotsford

Jag Khosa: Families pay the ultimate price of gang wars

DET. JAG KHOSA SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Late into the night, the parents of a young man struggled to sleep. The mother kept tossing and…
Continue Reading »


Bollywood Latest

KANGANA RANAUT

Even my parents think I am weird, says Bollywood ‘Queen’ Kangana Ranaut

HINDUSTAN TIMES Kangana Ranaut has always made unconventional choices, be it her movies or the way she dresses. And the actor says she’s happy the…
Continue Reading »

Happy New Year-Bollywood

Happy New Year: Mandatory ‘formula’ and all those old Bollywood references

HINDUSTAN TIMES Film: Happy New Year Cast: Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Abhishek Bachchan, Boman Irani, Sonu Sood, Vivaan Shah, Jackie Shroff Director: Farah Khan…
Continue Reading »

Shah Rukh Khan

‘Happy New Year’ gets bumper opening: Trade experts

IANS New Delhi – Shah Rukh Khan-starrer “Happy New Year” arrived Friday and it has been tagged as “fully masaledaar entertainer”, “blockbuster written all over…
Continue Reading »