Anita Dongre’s bridal collection is made for the modern Indian bride. Titled as the ‘Epic Love,’ the collection is deeply inspired by the gypsy princesses of the Mughal era. The designer thinks there is a stark similarity between her muse and the modern Indian bride- both rooted to their cultures and traditions yet are always searching to find their own ground. The modern Indian woman is close to her traditions, but still likes to wear what she want. ‘Epic Love’ is designed keeping her in mind.
With boxer plaits, and a whole lot of blush, the models’ look was apt for the theme. Dongre managed to intertwine her signature boho vibe in her rich bridal collection. Her collection saw lehengas, sarees and anarkallis. The cholis from her collection were made in different styles- often covering the mid-riff, which translated into its versatility. The anarkallis were styled with deep slits from the centre, styled with cigarette pants. The duppattas were often styled as capes, adding the boho elements to it.
The men’s collection was mainly made up of sherwanis, kurtas and chudidars. The colours used for the entire collection were red, pink, beige, and blue. A sense of cohesiveness was present in the entire collection.
The garments were embroidered with tone on tone thread work and gotha patti. Prints used on the garments were inspired by the Mughal era.