Aambey Valley City India Bridal Fashion Week 2013, Delhi edition was opened by JJ Valaya at The Grand, Delhi. The collection is called the ‘Maharaja of Madrid”, with all things Indian plus Spanish influence. Two royale show stoppers, Kabir Bedi & Kangana Ranaut walked the ramp for JJ.
Show timing was 8pm and everyone (I believe almost everyone) was there on time as the pre show lounge area was so full ! But nevertheless the show started exactly at 9:45PM (Indian standard time, we all know) but they fed us, clinked vino glasses and kept us busy.
Finally its time to enter the main stage area. Remember old days when school gets over, gates open and all the kids run, go crazy for that best window seat on the bus?? Something like this (or even more) happened last night before the show. It was almost a stampede when the gates opened for media. The arena was so full by the time I entered that there was no place to stand or breathe!
The show finally started after a short welcome speech by Marc Robinson. The dramatic show had many grandeur elements with jugalbandi between Kathak dancers and a Flamenco dancer, the space decor was like a Maharaja’s darbar with ivory seating, big umbrellas and of course the flamboyant clothes and jewellry!
With heavy embroidery and deep colors the entire collection was seen in mainly two color palettes: Ivory and deep maroon with shades of grey, orange and burst of cobalt blue here and there.
The show started a one and half hour late but I managed to get a front row seat and that to next to the CEO of Aamby Valley City, Mr. Vivek Kumar. After seeing a camera in my hand ,like a gentleman he gave me his seat so that I could take better pictures ! And I certainly got some good shots
Mr. Vivek Kumar, CEO, Aambey Valley City.
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Next up Shantanu & Nikhil show.
Stay tuned !