Designer RAMAN KHANNA’S bridal wear is laced with intricate embroideries like dabka, mukesh and aari. A video blog by KARAN BHARDWAJ
Delhi raised a toast to couturier Raman Khanna’s spring summer collection at Study By Janak, Karol Bagh. Beautiful gowns, saris, cocktail dresses loaded with intricate embroideries and mirror work were on display. The designer with over 25 years of experience in the industry has worked with the iconic names like Rohit Bal and Tarun Tahiliani.
He told Born of Web that he and his partner, Kanchan Manchanda, launched their label just a couple of years ago even though they have been exchanging creative ideas for decades.
From opulent lehengas to modern-day minimalist silhouettes, long flowy gowns in light breezy fabrics and pastel shades, the collection was embellished with stones and thread, a perfect for the season. “My collection is for confident women who’s look for opulence in their persona. The bridals will look nothing short of a queen in my gowns,” the designer said. To lend royal look, Khanna has used rich fabrics with embroidery techniques like dabka, mukesh and aari. Vibrant reds and gold give lehengas and odhnis a sophisticated charm.
Did you know?
A fashion designer with over 25 years of experience in Indian formal wear and couture, Raman Khanna experiments and takes inspiration from the rich Indian heritage and craft to elements from nature. His collections are a combination of rich and royal colors, exclusive motifs and diverse textiles.
His journey started with a visit to an embroidery workshop very early on in his life. As the interest and passion for art and design grew, he took to it as a medium to express his ideas. Embroidery is now his forte, and to him it means “painting by needle”.
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