THE GRANDEUR OF ROYAL ARCHITECTURE WAS REFLECTED IN THE MAGNIFICENT BRIDAL WEAR BY SOUNIA GOHIL AT THE
AAMBY VALLEY INDIA BRIDAL WEEK 2010
Bridal wear turned into a work of art inspired by Royal architecture from the studios of Sounia Gohil for the Aamby Valley India Bridal Week 2010.
Sounia’s inspiration was woven around rich textures in stunning Victorian hues that ranged from deep green, burgundy and maroon and embellished with regal metal and jaali motifs which were dappled with stones and tassels.
The style was of the Rajwada era in velvet and Lycra drapes with a hint of gold and silver metal ornaments that recreated the classy sophisticated grandeur.
As the models glided down the 240 ft ramp divided into five levels, the audience had a glimpse of the beautiful creations at close quarters. Sparkling under the ramp lights at the Tropical Lagoon venue at the Sahara Star Hotel it was a perfect
ambience for the gorgeous collection.
The opening was by the graceful Geeta Basra star of the Dil Diya Hai and Train wearing a red crystal work lehenga with red odhani and a stylish velvet choli. As the show progressed the grand creations with dramatic embellishments revealed
Sounia’s creativity. Shruti appeared in a green toga sari, while Shonal was draped in a gold sari gown with a splash of wine velvet pallav. Shading appeared in the form of black and wine tones for draped double saris. Rachel’s grand paneled
velvet lehenga in orange and maroon shading with Victorian inspired embroidered panels and a sheer sleeve brocade choli.
Laxmi Rana’s scooped back blouse with a shaded lehenga, the asymmetric grey net long sleeve kurta with sheer churidars, Candice’s layered angarkha, Shamita’s gold red bridal ghagra and Shruti in a ombre black/maroon paneled creation were fabulous. Sounia’s drapes have often moved from the style of the Mughal era to the Indo-Greek look of the 18th century to create magic for the bridal wear.
Ending the show was the beautiful Zarine Khan star of the film Veer in an opulent white fully ornate lehenga with a maroon silk dupatta and a crystal choli.
For ultra glamorous wedding creations that every bride will dream of, Sounia Gohil’s grand wedding wear is the look for the coming season.