Now that IBFW is over, we can confess that this was the finale for us. Known as ‘India’s master of fabric and fantasy’, Rohit Bal left the onlookers in amazement with his splendid show.
His collection, ‘The Mulmul Masquerade’ on day 4 of India Bridal Fashion Week was a beautiful definition of fusion. Sharing his excitement on IBFW he said, “I have done so many couture shows in the past, but I never showed my bridal collection on the ramp, and it’s an amazing time to showcase bridal collection.”
Not just the collection, even the set was very extravagant with lotus flower pendent lamps of varied sizes which were hanging down the ceiling. Backgroung songs such as ´Khoya Khoya Chand´added to the ambiance. The famous model, Nayanika Chatterjee opened the show wearing a Victorian gown. Victorian look hairstyle donned by the models, frilled high collared blouse teamed with a sari and floor sweeping jackets, reminded everything about the Elizabethan era. With the collection, he intended to take the audience on a journey through centuries of Indian and Elizabethan eras of elegance and opulence. Models sashayed down the ramp in long gowns and with extensive use of muslin in the creation of those Victorian collars, it made everything look so royal.
From simplicity of muslin to extreme grandeur of rich velvets, the collection was signifying at the rich craftsmanship of both these periods. In the men’s collection, there were dhoti pants teamed with jackets, coats over kurtas, long coats with slits in beautiful paisley thread work worn over long skirts and teamed with pyjamis. A lot of kashmiri embroidery work was seen on gowns worn with short velvet jackets by the models in his show. MULMUL collection was all about antique gold kasab kashmiri embroidery on muslin to shibori on fabrics like voiles and chanderi.
The highlight of the evening was when Sonam Kapoor in beautiful muslin and paisley pattern lehenga closed the show for Rohit bal as his show stopper. The show ended with Rohit Bal and Sonam Kapoor dancing to the tunes of a bollywood number.
The deep red lehenga in the first picture is exquisite!