Showing posts with label BMW India Bridal Fashion Week. Show all posts
Showing posts with label BMW India Bridal Fashion Week. Show all posts

Friday, 8 August 2014

BMW India Bridal Fashion Week 2014 - Gauri & Nainika X Alexander McQueen?

As you all may be aware, the BMW India Bridal Fashion week kick-started last night with Tarun Tahiliani followed by Gauri & Nainika. Whilst I was leaving Emporio, I had a brief discussion with a certain someone regarding the Gauri & Nainika collection and how there were some references to international designers. In my head the discussion didn't end there. I was determined to figure out who and was in fact a little disappointed in myself that I didn't see it at the show (I blame my pregnancy hormones because in all honesty, I was a little sleepy and wasn't paying attention).

With a little bit of research and frantic early morning whatsapp messages from my blogger in crime Maleeka sending me images of previous McQueen collections, we figured out that certain looks indeed had some level of resemblance. Now I almost never talk about nasty things on my blog simply because I find it unnecessary and juvenile. However, I also find it hard to believe that with all the creativity we have in our Indian designers, some find it necessary to seek inspiration from international designers!

Not that it matters here because the clothes sell regardless, but the reason I choose to write this post is simply to make people aware that there are journalists/bloggers sitting at the show who are familiar with both Indian and international collections and whilst most choose not to say anything, there are a select few who will speak up and point it out. The sad part is that this isn't the first time I'm discussing their inspiration. The last time their collection looked like that of Dolce & Gabbana! Anyway, I am posting some images from both the designers. Have a look and let me know what you think.

Apart from the McQueen inspiration, I also felt that the clothes were most suitable to size 0 or size 2 women. I am a US size 6 and the sheath dresses in the collection would by no means look even remotely flattering on me. I am not against wearing beautiful cocktail gowns on wedding functions, but as someone who invests in luxury garments from various Indian designers, I do look for something that would flatter my body. Most of the clothes in this collection wouldn't do that for anyone unless they were skinny or were okay to have bulges of fat sticking out from the super tight dresses. Even if you do get a size bigger, it just wouldn't look nice. You could actually see the models' bones jut out so one can imagine the tight fit of these gowns.

On the brighter side, all said and done, the sisters do make gowns comparable to international standards. Their finishing and workmanship is great and whoever I have seen wearing a Gauri & Nainika creation (albeit mainly skinny women) do look good.

Image Courtesy: Alexander McQueen via and Gauri & Nainika via