With Monaco emerging as a hot favourite for destination weddings of the fat and rich kind, Monaco Government Tourist Bureau has been collaborating with fashion designers for a while now, especially those who create extravagant bridal wear.
So was it at the Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2017 where fantasy designer Amit Aggarwal unveiled his Monaco inspired collection called Monaco from the Heart of Kashi. Drawing his designing thoughts from the art, culture, and architecture of palaces and Opera De Monte Carlo, the motifs, carvings and drapery were cleverly matched with the brocades of Benares.
“Amit’s collection truly reflects the fashion extravagance of Monaco,” said Rajeev Nangia, India Director, Monaco Government Tourist Bureau. Indeed, the ensembles showcased craftsmanship, style, detailing and embellishments that Amit is renowned for.
Working with the traditional Banaras brocades and saris, Amit brought in his techniques of industrial pleating; latticing and inserting recycled polymer strips. Not stopping at his signature detailing, Amit further added zardosi embroidery in dual metal and yarns, included hand pleated tape embellishments along with thread work.
The result was an extraordinary line that made show stopping entries on the catwalk. Keeping the colour card rich there was amber, sapphire, ruby, jade and black diamond that glistened with the blinding radiance of gold and silver – all paying glowing tribute to a gorgeous destination.