The BMW India Bridal Fashion Week kicked off with the opening show by Abu Jani-Sandeep Khosla. So let’s begin with Sonam’s grand entry in a black & golden mesmerizing dress. It’s the body language or the face that we read & the song played in the background being “Will you still love me when I am no longer young & beautiful”. The diva was wearing a black multi panelled net flared gown detailed in gold & mirror with three dimensional lotuses embellished with swarovski crystals.  Sonam’s lovely attire, the way she sashayed in heels was commendable. I could spot Mrs. Jaya Bachchan, Shweta Nanda Bachchan, Dimple Kapadia (looking graceful as ever) & Rinke Khanna sitting in the front row. The collection paid homage to Varanasi.

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With the second song “Waqt Ne Kiya Kya Haseen Sitam” the models emitted peaches, greys, lots of frills & flowy dresses & strappy gowns with lots of Swarovski glitters. Whether the crisp white sari or the white kurtas with leggings, all done with Swarovski & sequined with mirrors.


The boys were looking lovely in transparent kurtas & trousers in transparent white. There were colourful salwars with a very exquisite work of Swarovski with colour layering adding to the appeal & grandeur of the night.


With all the magic & technique of the lights & reflection of Swarovski, the charming models walked with style & panache. There were lots of colourful gowns, lehengas & dupattas on the models in neon pinks, greens, yellows, oranges.


With “Babu Ji Dheere Chalna” there was a madness of colours with gold & some beaded kamarbandh with “Ratia Mujhe Neend Nahi Aaye”. There were sun, fire, water, earth & moon elements, panels of brightness with some mantras on lehengas & surya motif made to give it the power of divine & light of sacred holy peace.


Sonam ended the show in a a ruby red 10 kali net ghagra embroidered with gold metallic beads and Swarovski crystals, teamed with a blouse with big golden beads on it stylized with simple red dupatta draped in layers edged with a gold koran lace border on the head. The song playing in the background was “Love me like you do” & Sonam’s lips were syncing the song. She walked, beamed & even danced like a diva blushing in the glory of the wonderful work of the duo Abu & Sandeep.


So overall the collection was ecstatic be it the patterns, the zardozi, the brocade, the mirror work or the colours. It was the lovely amalgamation with Swarovski which made this night a night of surprises.  The collection cast a spell on the audience & left us mesmerized.



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