Dia Mirza makes a lovely bride in white on ramp

Saturday, October 30, 2010

MUMBAI - Bollywood beauty Dia Mirza looked stunning in a white wedding lehenga as the showstopper for designer Rocky S. on the opening day of the Aamby Valley India Bridal Week here.

Giving an unconventional approach to his collection, Rocky used white for his showstopper — a colour not usually used for weddings.

What is interesting is to see an Indian bride in a white lehenga. So surreal and beautiful. The garment is stunning and I think that in itself is a reflection of the line. What Rocky is trying to do with this collection is asking why stick with the mould? Break it and try something new,” Dia told IANS late Friday.

And I think it works very well because wearing it I felt beautiful. The garment is stunning and quite honestly, if I were to be getting married, white could be quite a colour for me, the actress said.

Rocky’s collection also entailed other shades including maroon, red, burgundy, beige, brown, pink, peach, grey and black along with a few more whites.

The signature colours were black and white but I have used a lot of other hues too. I feel today we are out of the typical Indian colours. We are now in a new generation, when you see the collection you will realise that it is styled in a very modern way, said Rocky.

Just because it is a bridal collection, we don’t have to be completely Indian in our approach. We are today’s people and we dress up in a very different manner than just wearing a typical lehenga or a salwar kameez, he added.

The designer’s collection, along with Indian lehenga’s and sarees, also included varied cocktail dresses and westernised kurtis and tights.

The show also had something for the men. Male models showcased what a bridegroom can look forward to this wedding season. Velvet blazers, bright, embroidered and plain sherwanis and classic tuxedos completed the men’s collection.

The show, however, did face a slight glitch, when a model sporting a net sari, slipped while coming down the stairs.

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