Photography by Nick Turpin
Styling by Moreno Galatà
Model Neelam Gill
From the latest issue of LURVE.
FALGUNI AND SHANE PEACOCK
RUNWAY: BMW INDIA BRIDAL FASHION WEEK 2014
For this year’s India Bridal Fashion Week in New Delhi, Falguni and Shane Peacock created an enchanting collection that explored the crossover between the traditional components of Indian bridalwear with their fierce style statement. The result of this accumulation gave us a visual feast for the eyes.
The designers exhibited distinctive pieces to their bridalwear collection which included biker jackets, artistically crafted patterned lengha skirts, intricately decorated cholis with heart-shaped necklines and thin layers of sheer fabric for that added allure. The dupatta was recreated in this collection as an elegant cape which glided from the shoulder all the way down the length of the body effortlessly - this elegant quality allowed the bride-to-be to appear more statuesque and seductive in her wedding trousseau. These unconventional elements were interweaved with the traditional shimmering gold embroidery, draping saris and lenghas - the staple features of Indian bridalwear.
The variety of bold colours ranged from deep maroons, gold, navy blues, rose pink, ivory and coral. Crystals, beads and sequins illuminated each bridal attire when coordinated with the rich colours.
Falguni and Shane Peacock explored the cultural dimensions of Indian bridalwear by adding their unique twist and trademark style. These sensual designs offers brides-to-be the privilege of wearing a sophisticated yet sexy ensemble for their special day. The designer duo have acclaimed themselves as one of the leading haute couture brands in Indian bridalwear.
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One of the things that is really notable about Moscow and yet not many people outside Russia know about, is how gorgeous the Moscow metro is.
These photos? That’s what the metro stations look like.
They’re called the “People’s palaces of Moscow” or else “Underground palaces,” and they were built during the Soviet era on the Communist idea that art and beauty should belong to the people rather than only being available in the houses of nobles.
These photos show just some of the metro’s attractions. There are many more mosaics, statues, etc, placed throughout.
And the metro is always this clean.
In addition to being beautiful, it is incredibly functional. It gets you pretty much everywhere in Moscow, and the trains run at intervals of every three minutes or less. At peak times, they run every 90 seconds. You never have to worry about missing a train, because the next one will come almost immediately.
Not always of course. In the late evening or early morning hours, you may have to wait as long as five whole minutes for a train. They’re also super easy to navigate.
We Russians are pretty proud of our metro system.