Now here is a lady who loves clothes with floral motifs just as much as me. :-) Celebrating four decades in the fashion business, Pallavi Jaikishan closed Day 1 of Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2012 with a bridal collection presented by Sajala Luxury Villas. The collection of sarees, lehengas, anarkalis, kurtas and jackets was showcased in four segments as described below. The stage was set with beautiful fresh flowers complimented by a Strings Quartet.
Sajala – Clouds with a Golden Lining
Pastels ruled the colour palette as real zari weaves twinkled under the arc lights for Upada saris and Kota versions of the same. Keeping the colours soft as a blushing bride, Pallavi chose cream, blush and tinges of cognac and delicate aqua all dappled with burnished gold. The lehengas, saris and jackets created from light as air fabrics, almost floated down the catwalk. Fully encrusted with twinkling zari and heavy borders, the saris and lehengas were teamed with beautifully crafted and embellished cholis.
MANDARA – the mythical tree
For this segment Pallavi used sap green tulle inspired by Mandara the mythical tree and added silver for the floral fantasy she created with embroidery of leaves, pink and coral roses that cascaded down her specially styled lehenga/saris, anarkalis and ghagras. The embroidered bodices of the kurtas, the 3D embellishments on net and the cholis with sexy tie-ups left the audience spell bound.
ELAVIA – a thing of beauty and Grace (Persian)
Here was an offering of the most gorgeous saris that glittered with ornate embroidery drenched in shades of pink, sensational red and vermillion for the resham floral embroidery, which is the hall mark of Pallavi and coveted by her admirers. Splashes of orange blossoms and silver blended seamlessly for the saris and the myriad permutations and combinations of the embroidery were totally mindboggling.
AYIANA –the eternal bloom
The final section was an ode to the bride as regal lehengas shimmered down the ramp in quick succession featuring the beauteous embellishments only Pallavi can create. Heavily encrusted lehengas with rosettes, dupattas edged with gold lace, velvet cholis and bouquets of flowers were amazing in their beauty and intricacy.
The delicate gold lacy hair ornaments were the perfect complement for the gorgeous bridal creations. The finale gold lehenga with a velvet cholis is something that can be created only once in a life time.
To a standing ovation from the adoring audience, Pallavi Jaikishan’s superbly crafted bridal wear presented by Sajala Luxury Villa was what every bride has always desired and dreamt of for her special day.