We look back at one of the key game changers in the British Asian fashion industry to bring it into the mainstream limelight. Manny Singh, director of The National Asian Wedding Show (TNAWS), spent time in pulling together one of the best British Asian fashion shows I have seen in London last year! It was such a great success India Fashion Week London will be back again this October 2016!
TNAWS partnered up with BIBI London to give them the access into the spectrum of luxury Indian designers and bring them to London’s catwalk. Their partners included association with the British Asian Trust and The JD Institute and of course the special guest all the way from India: Neha Dhupia. I do like Neha Dhupia’s style and one thing I have to mention is that fact she can seriously pull off a sleek parting hair style! Neha wore a Manish Arora long sleeved top, tucked neatly into a dark tan leather skirt. What a perfect example of East meets West.
The preview launch opened with fabulous entertainment from…who played the super hit Babli Badmaash. I tell you what – their performance had me dancing!
The outfits on the catwalk were housed from fashion powerhouse BiBi London.
Pawan and Pranav
One aspect about Pawan and Pravan was their selection of colours, it was not your conventional palette. I am very fussy when I like Asian menswear, however I loved every single men’s piece within Pawan and Pravan’s collection: it was regal, but not completely overdoing it.
Neeta Lulla did not disappoint, she had it all vibrant colours, stunning detailed embroidery and designs. The showcased attire were perfect for wedding ceremonies and evening receptions. All of the outfits equated to a combination between elegance and tradition, they strike the perfect partnering. I loved the delicate floral theme flowing through the collection.
To close of the evening was the sophisticated Payal Singhal, now she knows how to work those monochrome and neutral colours with bold and fine designs. I just love it! Payal Singhal is one of those very few designers, where you can identify whether it is Payal Singhal piece, without even looking at the label! To our wonderful surprise, Neha Dhupia strutted herself down the catwalk in an understated grand black cape with a gold embroidered border and nude/peach lehenga skirt. The evening ended with an interview with Neha Dhupia, who was full of energy and excited to be walking on the ramp in London for the first time.
Let us know your thoughts on India Fashion Week London… Day 2 and 3 from India Fashion Week London are to follow soon in this post.
Photo credits: Dev Joshi Photography and London Ki Ladki