Élan Collection at PFDC L’Oréal Paris Bridal Week 2015

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The finale of Day-1 was presented by Élan where they showcased their bridal collection “The Jasmine Court”. The “Jasmine Court” paid tribute to Sub continental Royalty’s romantic era of the late 18th century. The Maharajas and Nizams of the princely states were heavily influenced by the “gora” sahibs and “memsahibs” of the British Empire and thus ensued a tide of court fashion marking an entanglement of Western sensibilities with eastern decadences. This marriage of civilizations resulted in an innovative mode of dress of that time with some becoming modern day staples like the ‘blouse’ and ‘petticoat’. Élan opted for a demure sensual silhouette steeped in tradition this year. The tones were vintage with deep accents interlacing unexpectedly with the gold, nude, yellow, lime, pale blue and jade color palette. Sheer Fabrics, velvet and brocade have been printed in house and worked with traditional forms of embroidery and embellishment; age old techniques of workmanship have been revived and co-opted with Élan’s signature embellishment to produce truly inimitable and striking bridal couture. Traditional fabrics, silhouettes and embellishment came into focus – short heavily gilded kurtas, kalidar angrakhas, voluminous peshwas, farshi ghararas and rich detailed zardozi beheld the interest this season – the Indian Princess Bride with a demure sophistication enveloped in tradition and heritage took centre-stage. The collection featured menswear, womenswear and childrenswear.