For the past five years, Aashni + Co’s annual wedding show every January has been the most important start-of-the-year event on the calendar of the South Asian diaspora in the UK. The 2019 edition, that took place on 13 January at The Dorchester, was no different. The shopping extravaganza saw the who’s who of the fashion fraternity come together for a one-of-its-kind event, presenting brides with the latest collections to shop from, while also attending masterclasses by industry experts. Here’s a closer look at highlights from the event:
“I was part of A + CO Wedding Show’s first edition, and have known Aashni since before that. She puts her heart and soul into the event and curates it beautifully. It’s one of the better bridal exhibitions I’ve seen, and I’m so happy to be back this year. The 2019 edition was all about sales and selfies for me!” said Manish Malhotra.
A+CO constant Sabyasachi Mukherjee was part of the show in a different avatar this year. He was hosted a masterclass — a conversation with fashion influencer Diipa Khosla. Such was the popularity of the talk-to-be, that the designer had to break it up into two sessions so that everyone could hear him speak!
“Aashni does a heartfelt and magnificent job of bringing together the best in luxury from the subcontinent. I have been a part of this journey since the first edition in 2015. It was exciting to personally meet everyone at The Dorchester this year, and see everyone loving the collection we presented,” said Gaurav Gupta.
Gaurang brought his handcrafted textiles with intricate craftsmanship for the contemporary bride. While the silhouettes and weaving technique were traditional, he added new textures, colours and cross border influences to his collection for the show. Shyamal of Shyamal & Bhumika was constantly surrounded by brides-to-be, as they sought his personal opinion on their outfits.
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