Day 2 of Aamby Valley India Bridal Fashion Week (IBFW) 2013, in Mumbai, India on November 30th 2013 saw designer, Gaurav Gupta presenting his collection in Mumbai for the first time.
Gaurav Gupta Contemporary Bride Collection IBFW 2013 Mumbai
His collection was very futuristic and was to dress a contemporary bride, not the traditional one. The first look for his collection included a one piece black dress, playing with solid and sheer, even though the model on stage looked very sensual, this trend is not for everyone and every place, if worn wrongly, it could look like a complete disaster!
Gaurav Gupta Collection at IBFW 2013 Mumbai
The collection also incorporated a lot of sari gowns, which are hot this season since they can be worn on multiple occasions, and is a good mixture of western-meets-indian.
IBFW 2013 Mumbai Gaurav Gupta Contemporary Bride Collection
The garments did have a lot of embellishments and detailing on them but they still didn’t look very heavy, they looked quite wearable and not over-the-top.
Gaurav Gupta Collection IBFW 2013 Mumbai
Net was used heavily in outfits, from layering to using at the bottom of the gowns to make them look like Christian bridal ones. Black, bronze, gold were fused brilliantly on brighter hues of red and orange. A perfect mix of cultures again!
Gaurav Gupta Contemporary Bride Collection at IBFW 2013 Mumbai
A common accessory we spotted at the collection were the huge leaf inspired ear cuffs, sometimes worn on one side and at others, on both. If you don’t have an ear cuff till now, go get one! It is on our most wanted item list this season!
IBFW 2013 Mumbai Gaurav Gupta
Having said that Gaurav Gupta’s couture is not made for people wanting to dress safe, it is for the risk takers. So he knows his customers well and delivered appropriately.
IBFW 2013 Mumbai
Coming to Kalki Koechlin, she wad dressed in deep purple on the carpet. Her sating purple gown was covered with a layer of lace in a similar shade (only one shade brighter to create a little contrast), which was high neck and gave a Victorian vibe to her look.
Kalki Koechlin for Gaurav Gupta at IBFW 2013 Mumbai
Kalki Koechlin in Purple Lace Dress at IBFW 2013 Mumbai
Kalki Koechlin for Gaurav Gupta IBFW 2013 Mumbai
Kalki Koechlin IBFW 2013 Mumbai
She accessorized with a plum coloured simple clutch and honey hued droplet earrings. Her makeup was kept simple since the dress spoke leaps and bounds. Kalki gave a good example on how to wear a combination of things from the same colour family.
We also spotted Aditi Rao Hydari at the show who wore the designer’s creation. It was a white gown with asymmetric hem and puffed shoulders, it also had a deep cutout at the back and huge golden waves running on the side.
Aditi Rao Hydari in Gaurav Gupta Outfit at IBFW 2013 Mumbai
She made a smart choice by not accessorizing as the dress was power packed with enough personality and she pulled back her hair in a ponytail.
Aditi Rao Hydari in Gaurav Gupta at IBFW 2013 Mumbai
For her makeup, she highlighted her eyes with silver eye shadow and long mascara filled eyelashes and chose to not highlight the lips. Even though we thought the dress was a little loose on her and it would have worked better on someone taller, we give her full points for getting the no styling and makeup part right!
Aditi Rao Hydari at Gaurav Gupta Show IBFW 2013 Mumbai
Aditi Rao Hydari for Gaurav Gupta at IBFW 2013 Mumbai
Aditi Rao Hydari in Gaurav Gupta Outfit IBFW 2013 Mumbai
Aditi Rao Hydari