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Delhi Couture Week comes to a close

07-28-2010 09:10 BJT

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The first edition of the Pearls Infrastructure Delhi Couture Week came to a close on Sunday. The last day was highlighted by designs created with India's forthcoming festive season in mind.

Designer Rina Dhaka's luxury collection featured saris and Indian ensembles in a cobweb avatar with Chinese sea pearls and bugle beads decorating the web.

The silhouettes were slim in a range of deceptive monochromes, hybrid naturals and smokey tones separated by blues and black along with rich metallic hues and some red. There was liberal use of brocade laces and exquisite hand embroidery.

Named among the top ten designers from India, Rakesh Agarvwal was the other designer to show on the closing day.

Agarvwal's first couture collection had Indian as well as western outfits in flesh and peach tones moving to pinks and fuchsia. Swarovski beads, hand embroidery and drapes lent elegance to the outfits.

According to the organizer, the Fashion Design Council of India, the aim of the Pearls Delhi Couture Week was to bring the best couturiers to create an exclusive platform in the wake of increasing demand for this segment.

With the wedding season and major festivals around the corner, the time was ripe for such an event, as the fashion industry witnesses maximum sales and large scale orders.

Mumbai has hosted two couture weeks while this was Delhi's first.

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