Anushree Reddy’s upcoming wedding collection at Lakme Fashion Week keeps it modern and minimal.
Floral and feminine, Hyderabad-based Anushree Reddy’s collection celebrates opulence. Drawing inspiration from Victorian to Mughal eras, previous runway ensembles from the designer’s six-year-old eponymous label are well remembered. Case in point, Shruti Haasan’s ivory chanderi lehenga with floral zardosi work at the Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 16. As Reddy gears up to showcase bridal couture, The Wedding Chronicle, at the upcoming Winter/Festive edition of LFW, we catch up with her for a sneak peek.
All for florals
Reddy’s love for zardosi and raw silk fabrics shines through. “I think they make an ethereal combination,” she begins, adding that there will be traces of the Mughal era in The Wedding Chronicle as well. So what’s new? Not one to give up on florals, Reddy has brought in a vibrant colour palette (fiery reds, rani pinks and yellows) compared to the ivories and pastels in her previous collections. “My pieces symbolise a confident bride who is probably planning everything at her own wedding. So the outfits are going to be strong demi bridal pieces featuring an amalgam of floral and geometric patterns,” she explains. As for experimental factors, fashionistas can expect quite a few numbers featuring capes. Famous for putting up star-studded shows with her showstopper list, including model-turned-actor Nargis Fakhri, the 30-something hints that Bollywood might be onboard with her show this time. “I am also looking forward to the opening of my new store in Delhi,” she signs off.
To be unveiled at St Regis, Mumbai. On August 28, at 1.30 pm. Details: facebook.com/anushreereddyofficial
—Arya P Dinesh