Giving a modern twist to the highly-embellished Indian bridal wear, designer Monisha Jaising opted for a jersey lehenga and a ganji top for her showstopper Kriti Sanon.
The “Heropanti” star looked very much a “rebel” bride with her mehandi and tattoos on arms and her hair tied in a pony tail. She walked the ramp on the day three of the ongoing Amazon India Couture Week.
“Kriti has carried the outfit with a perfection. She is actually a rebel bride. She comes with a red dupatta and then she drops it and shows what she is all about.
“The lehanga is a grey sporty jersey. A lot of sportswear is made of this material. Because the show is designed such that you are in the middle of the ocean, so I felt this would work. These are the kind of clothes that you wear when you are on a boat,” Monisha told reporters here after the show.
The 25-year-old actress, who was confident and playful during her stint on the ramp, said she loved the idea behind the collection and the fabrics used in her outfit.
“I absolutely loved the concept when she told me. From the ramp being a luxurious boat to the fabric that she has used, it is really jersey material and the ganji I am wearing, it cannot get more comfortable than this.
“She has the mehandi, jewellery and bridal dupatta but at the same time she has her tattoos and her body art, a pony tail, which is very sporty I feel. She is wearing sneakers with some embroidery on it, so it is a little bit of what you are if you are a sporty, tomboyish girl…,” Kriti said.
When asked if she would like to don the same look for her wedding, the actress said, “I would love to dress this way when I get married. It is going to shock my parents for sure because I am not like this. If it is okay by everybody, then definitely why not.”
Titled “The Sailing Bride”, the show celebrated a wedding on a private yacht and to bring the audience closer to the concept, the set was designed as a luxurious boat with a few female models resting on different decks and their male counterparts acting as the crew.
“The inspiration behind this collection is sport, wedding and the fact that it is your own luxury yacht. It is both traditional and also the feeling of being in the ocean and that's the whole vibe,” said the designer.
The show was opened by model-turned-actress Pernia Qureshi, who is making her Bollywood debut with Muzaffar Ali's next “Jaanisaar” opposite Pakistani actor Imran Abbas.
Though she looked beautiful in a blue evening gown, Perrnia was visibly uncomfortable in her attire as she kept pulling it. Post the show, she changed into a cotton maxi dress.
The silhouettes were lehanga cholis, saree lehangas and gowns in hues of silver, gold, red, blue, black and orange.
“We started with Indian and ended with a lot of evening gowns. In the Indian section, we have used georgette, silk, organza, bandhni. In the gowns section, we have used a mix of fabrics.
“In colours we started with ice blue, some black then burgundy, red and then we moved to gowns where we had tea blue, tea green, lots of whites, red, so basically all the colours that you would like to wear,” she said.