I am quite late to this party, but nevertheless as the cliche goes, better late than never right? Anita Dongre’s latest collection “The Alchemy” was something I wanted to write about since a long time, and I am so happy to be finally doing it. For those of you not sure what I am talking about, Anita Dongre launched her latest collection in February-March sometime and if you have not seen the collection, you’re in for a treat here.
It was the spring time, with most of the designers launching their new collections. It was like giving candy to wedding bloggers such as me. Waking up to lehenga gorgeousness every single day. I was in bridal paradise.
To be honest, I have not been a big crazy fan of Anita Dongre designs. For me they are a bit too on the simple elegant style. But nonetheless, her designs just speak out to you somehow. There is just no ignoring it. Her designs make Indian brides look delicate, simple yet so classy elegant. Her outfits are an art in itself, and if you are an Anita Dongre bride, you know just what I am talking about.
The Latest Collection – The Alchemy
The gota queen continued with her Rajasthan inspiration in her new collection. In her own words:
Alchemy is a gentle rendition of Rajasthan’s soft golden sands and lush, exotic verdure (freshness). Alchemy traverses through deserts dotted sporadically with pastures and moors of green, seamlessly transporting that onto a palette bustling with earthy, natural, off-white hues, pastel pinks, blush-peach, aqua and sage, culminating into textural gold.
Immediately when you look through the collection, it takes you back to dusty dessert sands in gold beige hues with hints of off-white hues, pastel pinks, blush-peach, aqua and sage.
If you carefully look at the motifs on the outfits, they comprise of different elements of nature from trees, blooming flowers & plants. My favourite is the lehenga with the deers with beautiful antlers running all through the outfit.
While the outfit on its own may not be quo quintessential bridal outfit, but it makes for a stunning pre-bridal outfit choice. If you have a day wedding function, this would be a top summer wedding pick.
Kora and malkha organic fabric, tulle, silk organza and silk chiffon take centre stage, staying true to nature, with delicate embellishments of zardosi, dori and tonal embroidered intricate motifs. Alchemy’s signature resplendence, gota patti embroidery takes on a fresh perspective by creating a medley of zardosi, cord work and sequins.
BONUS Outfits from the collection:
As you can tell, Anita Dongre lehengas don’t come cheap. In fact, it almost costs close to a hatch back car. But that’s what premium designers charge for their couture bridal outfits. Earlier I used to feel, these are mind boggling numbers, but now I get it.
They go through so much efforts and pain to create something so beautiful, so out of the world…why shouldn’t they command that kind of fee. Not to mention, an Anita Dongre bride totally stands out in the crowd. You can spot her from a mile away. So if you want to wear one of these beauties for your wedding ceremony, I suggest start saving up in your piggy bank.