An astounding collection of gems, couture and stars .
Seventeen brands, 14 dazzling shows and countless Bollywood divas marked the third edition of IIJW held at New Delhi on April 12, 13. The shimmering starry affair showcased top-of-the-line craftsmanship, international standard jewelry designs and of course the prettiest, most glamorous celebs modeling the breathtaking designs on show.
Glam brigade galore
While Sonam Kapoor inaugurated the event, walking the ramp clad in a gorgeous Anamika Khanna creation and a diamond kundan set by Gitanjali Gems, there was no dearth of grandeur with the glam brigade out in full source. Former Miss Universe and new mom Lara Dutta showed off a heavy pearl and diamond neck piece and earrings by Birdhichand Ghanshyamdas, dressed in a lovely blue gown.
Chitrangada the show stealer
Hazoorilal’s “Jadau Kundan Polki Collection” was inspired by the Mughal-Rajasthani eras and all the pieces—necklaces, earrings and kadas—were intricately patterned with polki and pearl edging with starburst designs at the center.
Sultry-dusky beauty Chitrangada Singh was the show stealer as she posed in a red and bottle green velvet lehenga and cut diamond-kundan shoulder to shoulder neck piece, earrings, bindi and a bangle. This was a bridal collection to die for, what with its mind boggling mix of pearl, ruby, polki and emerald raani haars, bibs and maang tikkas. Designer Charu Parashar designed the ultra-glam but subtle gowns, lehengas, cholis and fusion wear to match the Hazoorilal jewelry collection.
Juhi Chawla walked for Kays Jewels and yesteryear sensation Zeenat Aman made a grand entrance for RK Jewellers. Southern star Shriya Saran and Ankita Shorey were showstoppers for Shuddhi Jewels, clad in designer wear by Archana Kochhar, while Vicki Donor actress, the pretty Yami Guatam posed for Nazrana (Rio Tinto).
The underlying message of the Shuddhi show touched a chord: Support women empowerment celebrate motherhood. Both Shriya and Ankita looked stunning; Shriya in a yellow and beige lehenga and Ankita in an intricate yellow and red sari.
The dazzling Gitanjali show
The Gitanjali extravaganza kicked off with three audio visuals featuring Sharmila and Soha Ali Khan for the Nizam collection, Priety Zinta for True Platinum and Sonakshi Sinha revealing the beauty of the Envi Line. On stage, Neha Dhupia looked ethereal as she posed for Gitanjali’s Wedding Carnival designs in a Pam Mehta peach and green lehenga, complete with a kundan necklace, earrings, maang tika and statement ring.
Gitanjali’s collection was a gorgeous blend of style, beauty and elegance. The four bridal collections moved from traditional to contemporary with expert craftsmanship being the hallmark of every piece. The four collections catered to separate events; Mehendi, Sangeet, Baraat and Shaadi, with nimble dancers and drummers from the Sumeet Nagdev Dance Arts Academy setting the mood.
Traditional yet modern
On Day two, the opulent show ended with an exemplary collection by P. C. Jeweller. Famous for its exquisite bridal jewelry, the jewelers displayed modern yet traditional sets on sixteen beautiful models, drawing oohs and aahs from the audience.
Rose bedecked arches covered the stage creating a floral fantasy backdrop as the first set of models made an entrance, bedecked in triple raani haars (necklaces of diamonds, pearls and colored stones set in a flat collar with a round pendant). The other bridal gems included gold/polki kundan creations, heavy bangles set with rubies, carved gold cummerbund, waist length chains of polki diamonds with pendants and netted chokers studded with South Sea pearls and rubies.
Bridal glitter Jacky style
Besides Sri Lankan beauty Jacqueline Fernandez, director Madhur Bhandarkar was the other show stopper for P. C. Jeweller. Dapper in a black sherwani, he strutted down the ramp showing off a gorgeous diamond brooch pinned to his breast pocket. Jacqueline displayed a magnificent layered diamond necklace with two pear shaped emeralds that twinkled as she moved. She also wore matching earrings, bangles, danglers and ring.
The other noteworthy designs were Aum Monica Kapoor’s Anupam collection inspired by natural floral motifs like carved leaves and peacock patterns. Rosily Paul presented a stunning and innovative New Age inspired gold-amber collection.
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