Narendra Kumar offers bridal wear for destination weddings

Mumbai, Aug 28 (IANS) Destination weddings are much in vogue nowadays, and cashing in on the fever is designer Narendra Kumar, who gave fashionistas a variety of bespoke creations for brides and grooms at the Lakme Fashion Week winter-festive 2015 here on Friday.

He showcased the resort and destination flavour through his collection titled ‘The Monaco Diaries’ at a show, presented by Monaco Tourism.

Creating a versatile wardrobe for the 21st century bride and groom, Kumar offered a complete wedding wear solution for all festivities — mehndi, sangeet, cocktail ceremony, marriage and finally the reception — there was a wide choice for men and women.

Aimed at the global bridal couple whose wedding destinations could be anywhere around the world, the designer matched the mood of the fashionable locales of Monaco.

The glamour of style icons like Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly along with retro Hollywood touches, appeared in the ultra chic line.

For womenswear, rich fabrics formed the base of the trousseau. Velvet, silk, sheer organza, taffeta and light weight georgette with lots of lace were turned into glamorous creations. The colours moved from prominent coral and then onto pastels like lavender, mint, and darker hues like purple, midnight blue and burgundy, which can look amazing for a bridal beach soiree.

Keeping the silhouettes for womenswear to the mini balloon or bubble skirt with flaps and ornate glittering bodices for dresses, Kumar also favoured the peplum jackets or blouses teamed with pants or skirts.

Cutwork played a major role on the blouses, trouser hems, gowns and dresses. Giving the ethnic wear a western influence, the long feminine kurtas with ruffles floated down the ramp on elegant models.

Menswear reflected the feel of the Monaco mood as Kumar visualised cool comfortable suits, jacquard jackets and bandgalas in shades of beige, light orange, mint and deeper dark masculine tones. Constructed close to the body, the jackets sported two-button closures teamed with skinny ankle length trousers.

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