The grand couturier from Delhi – JJ Valaya – brought down the curtains for the Aamby Valley Bridal Fashion Week 2012. Stunning actress Nargis Fakhri stopped the show for him as she walked the ramp in an extravagant long sleeve velvet wine coloured anarakali suit layered over white kurta and churidar pants. His collection was highly inspired from the rich and colorful Ottoman Empire and the collection was baptized as The Azrak Collection – The Realm of the Sultan. He is known for his impeccable stunning creations with contemporary and modern touches. The collection of anarkali suits, India bvnn designer suits, anarkali churidar, sarees, lehengas and Vallaya’s famous Alika jackets presented a look that was pure royalty in every possible way. With perfect dose of embellishments, embroideries, rich color play and fabrics, his bridal ensemble was one of the most opulent collections of this bridal season.
Sheer paneled anarkali suit over churidars, teamed with an ornate waistcoat boasts of the Arzak influence. A black sequined gown with JJ Valaya’s Alika jacket, ombre dyed sarees, white self embroidered net saree with a lilac brocade coat; all were accentuated with Turkish prints and can be pronounced as totally fashionable. The ongoing bridal trend of sari layered over an embroidered jacket was strengthened as JJ Valaya presented his dual shaded grey and white saree with long embellished jacket. Valaya brought some new freshness in his ensemble of Indian designer suits and evening wear dresses. A printed halter asymmetric gown, a trio of grey jackets worn with flared kurta, petal skirt and tights or a shaded sari, he has revealed his versatility with this bridal assortment. The collection was dominated by beautiful and luxurious anarkali churidar, flared anarkali suits and designer sarees.
Soon the Azrak influence appeared on the ramp as a model walked down in a grey white dual tone saree with a tiny silver bolero over a choli. Some of the dresses that garnered maximum applauses were a net kurtas swirled over bright red churidars; a white crepe one-shoulder gown, an ‘A’ line swing coat with velvet churidars, and an ivory tonal embroidered patch pocket jacket.
The ensemble of bridal couture lehengas were accentuated with fine design, finish and craft that was in turn inspired form the theme itself. Fabrics were in sync with the grandeur of the theme and comprised of fine silks, jacquards, georgette, rich velvets, dupion, all heavily embellished with finest metal work, zardozi, badla, and resham work. The colour chart was a monochromatic line, in ivory and black with colours from the Turkish miniatures Iznik Ceramic and dramatic weaves in form of exotic birds.
For men’s wear, Valaya had a rust sherwani, a grey brocade sherwani with printed salwars, a black sherwani over a matching shirt, a beige sherwani and shawl, a shaded white grey sherwani, a waistcoat and black embroidered kurta, a black velvet jacket with white churidars and a grey paisley embroidered sherwani that set the festive mood. Apart from this, designer Narendra Kumar Ahmed strolled down the ramp in a grey bundgala with abstract embroidery. Vallaya’s collection of sherwani was high on fashion and boasted skillful craftsmanship.
This newest bridal collection was no less than a great feast for the eyes.