Another stunning collection presented at The BMW India Bridal Fashion Week by Shantanu and Nikhil. It started with leather – yes, in bridal wear, and it was sexy as hell. Went onto glittering Swarovski Crystals and satin, chain details and velvet. Red, blue, brown, silver and grey and even a gold / silver leather blouse with chain work detail. This was one collection I would have loved to photograph more in detail – there were so many interesting things going on. Even with the men’s shoes. Simple, sexy, strong makeup too. Again, lots of photographs here, enjoy! ( As with all the shows this bridal week, the lighting on the runway was inconsistent and spotty and not ideal for the garments being photographed well – spent a lot of time on the post-production too. )

Shantanu & Nikhil presents Autumn/Winter’15 Haute Couture- “The Mahal”. Always known to play contemporary in different shades of emotions, Shantanu & Nikhil disseminates to you “The Mahal” directly from the soul of the sands, a never ending brisk to discover the mighty architecture inspiring culture, divine royalty and inviting glamour.

The silhouette is inspired from the strong yet controlled structural architecture, which brings out precious assets throughout the collection in its stylishly varied forms epitomizing glamour, sexiness & sophistication. The textures derive their distinct character from the earthy tones of the fort walls further transpiring into intricate layers of laser cuts, flowing into the exquisite interiors of the “Sheesh Mahal” brought to life by immaculate usage of Swarovski Crystals.

This couture collection uses dazzling crystals from Swarovski in checkered squared stones with Silver & Gold Patina effect. The Swarovski crystal pendants in Golden shadow in combination with innovative techniques enhance the glamour quotient.

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