Anjoo Karanjia Presents Adarza, A Reflection Of The Bride's Emotions
Going with the theme of making Pune fashionable, AnjKouture by Anjoo Karanjia revealed their latest bridal collection, Adarza, on the final day of the Pune Fashion Week. Inspired by the Sheesh Mahal at Amer Fort, Jaipur, the collection incorporates motifs and embroidery from the intricate architecture of the palace. Adarza, which literally translates to "mirror," is used as a metaphor for the collection being a reflection of the bride's emotions and individuality. Keeping the traditional Indian bride in mind, the collection mirrors the modern and independent outlook of the woman today, who is still deeply rooted in our cultural glory.
The color scheme of the collection takes you on a journey from pastels to deep shades. From ivory, gold, peach, blush pink, sun yellow to deep maroon and red; the collection includes heavy bridal lehengas, anarkalis and lighter range lehengas for other functions, and for family members and friends.
The outfits are embellished primarily with zardozi, dori, and resham work. The noticeable feature that binds the collection together is the incorporation of mirror work in each outfit but in a uniquely different way. From crop tops to capes, traditional conservative necklines to modern cuts, the variety opens doors for the cultural diversity that our country boasts of.
The showstopper, model and actress Waluscha De Sousa, was greeted with a thunderous applause as she walked in a heavily embroidered deep maroon wedding lehenga. Anjoo Karanjia expressed "As a woman, you look back and reflect at each stage of your life but the wedding ceremony holds a special place. Women today shy away from facing the mirror, either because they doubt their physical appearance or run away from facing the truth. Adarza, for me, is an empowering movement for women to let their souls shine and have the freedom to express their inner beauty."
A few exclusive pictures, from the Pune Fashion Week, showcasing the creations of Anjoo Karanjia from her collection, Adarza: