Indian fashion impresario and icon of the global fashion landscape, Sabyasachi Mukherjee, will be descending upon the UK to join the glittering lineup of designers at the second, annual Aashni + Co Wedding Show in association with Mustang Productions on Sunday 10th January 2016, taking place at Ballroom Suite, The Dorchester, 53 Park Lane, Mayfair, London W1K 1QA.
Sabyasachi’s design philosophy is simple – personalised imperfection of the human hand. Deserts, gypsies, antique textiles and cultural traditions of his hometown, Kolkata, have been a lifelong inspiration for this designer who believes that “clothes should just be an extension of one’s intellect”. He uses unusual fabrics, texturing and detailing, a fusion’ of styles patch-worked with gorgeous embellishments in a diverse color palette. Sabyasachi describes his own collections as “an International styling with an Indian soul”. In his designs, he tries to maintain a non-commercial balance in an extremely aggressive, commercial and competitive industry.
Some of India’s most celebrated designers will once again descend on the Capital to present their latest bridal and couture collections on one high-end platform at Aashni + Co Wedding Show in association with Mustang Productions. The full lineup of participating brands is: Anamika Khanna, Anju Modi, Anita Dongre, Anushree Reddy, Manish Malhotra, Sabyasachi, Varun Bahl, Akanksha Gajria, Ridhima Bhasin, Chiquitita kidswear by Payal Bahl, Gaurav Gupta, Masaba, Nikasha, Rimple and Harpreet Narula, Samant Chauhan and SVA. Additionally, Aashni + Co Wedding Show will welcome lauded Pakistani designer, Faraz Manan, presented by Hello! Pakistan, alongside his Indian contemporaries, as well as jewellery and accessory collections by Amrapali and Amishi London.
January being renowned as the seasonal buying and browsing period for Summer brides and grooms, Aashni + Co Wedding Show 2016 will curate the latest bridal, occasion wear and couture collections from the top tier of the South Asian design spectrum, with accessibility being key to the show. Mustang Productions provides imaginative event design paired with impeccable coordination services to create truly exceptional events and fashion shows. The event will also feature floral styling by Zita Elze, an award-winning artist, designer, teacher, creator of the Living Embroidery Bridal collection and design consultant, who played a key role in designing the debut show in January 2015.
Aashni + Co Wedding Show 2016’s official charity partner is The British Asian Trust, founded in 2007 by HRH The Prince of Wales, who wanted to do something about the widespread poverty and hardship that he saw in South Asia. He turned to the entrepreneurial spirit of the British Asian diaspora, aiming to link them with innovative social entrepreneurs and grassroots interventions in the region. Since its inception, The British Asian Trust has convened funds, become a trusted navigator and raised awareness through the backing of high profile voices like Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi, music mogul Simon Cowell and Bollywood actress Rani Mukerji. To date, the Trust has made a real difference in the lives of over three million people in South Asia.
Aashni + Co Wedding Show
Tickets: £30 – General Admission
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