This was actually the closing show for the fashion week on Day 5: Amazon India Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2017. But I kind of found this the most opulent of the shows this season, so I thought lets start with that.
I have always been a fan of his style, he does couture so well, no matter which season outfit you pick from his past collections…you are guaranteed a princess like royal look. Its all about the grandeur and this time around was no different. I will be honest with you, I didn’t quite love the entire collection, it was a bit too modern for my taste, but I did love quite a few of his outfits.
If you’re fan of metallic on bridal/groom outfits, then you’re going to love his collection.
# JJ Valaya & Alpana Neeraj
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The theme of the evening was guru-shishya depicted by JJ Valaya (guru) & Alpana Neeraj (shishyas). The collection was inspired by Ranas of Kutch, with majority of the outfits showcasing a lot of metallic.
“Metallic, which is also a constant in our show is a hot trend. They’re going to be a huge trend this season and we’ve tried to make it as classic as possible. Guru Shishya parampara has been a very integral part of Indian culture. Within FDCI, every designer has worked with a senior designer at some point. So it was like the whole spirit of FDCI had come together in one show”
I can’t stop admiring these pieces, I have tears in my eyes. If you’re the kind who is tired seeing every second outfit being a Sabyasachi, and want to see something refreshingly different, then feast your eyes on this collection. From the colors, to the metallic shine, I hope this trend picks up because its fast becoming my favorite.
“Describing a quintessential Valaya woman, he said, “She’s a royal nomad just like me. I think I’m a nomad but definitely a royal one. All the women and men, who love to travel but they always do it in style.”
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More than brides, nowadays for me the groomswear is the deal breaker. Men nowadays are equally fashion conscious about their wedding day, and I love designers actively showing opulent options for grooms as well. According to the designer, apparently 40% of his revenues comes from menswear which is quite a revelation in this bridal dominated world.
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The ensembles consisted of lehengas, cholis, long modern dresses and capes with lot a of zari and swarovski work on fabrics like velvet. Accessories included statement ear cuffs, metal waist belts and hand cuffs which pretty much brought the whole look together.
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What do you think of JJ Valaya’s collection?
All images: Vogue