The Day 1 at Couture Week had Sabyasachi Mukherjee showcasing his collection. His signature look was extended in his couture collection where Sabyasachi extensively used Bhagalpur and Murshidabad Silks. Intricate tapestry work, ornate embellishment with pearls and dori embroidery on voluminous kalidar lehengas sure would allure the bride-to-be(s). Loosely woven plain lehenga with gold sequined borders and sheer net lehengas paired with embroidered angarkhas were perfect juxtaposition of minimalist and maximalist look. I just felt Sabyasachi could have edited his collection and made it crisper.
Manish Malhotra’s collection was supposedly inspired by Spanish culture but besides a tiered flowing ensemble replicating the ones that Flamenco dancers wear, I did not find any such Spanish element. My expectations were higher for a Couture collection. I am not sure what Manish showcased could be really called Couture.