Since her debut at Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2013, Anushree Reddy has made great strides in the fashion world. Her collection ‘Portobello – The Indian Chapter’ at the Winter/Festive fashion week had a vintage spin on age-old floral prints but with an innovative fashionable twist for her heavily embroidered garments.
Inspired by Portobello Road, the collection had the elements reminiscent of old British charm with an emphasis on rose and vintage newspaper prints. It was a flirty, sensuous, collection with ornate handwork that had a touch of ‘je ne sais quoi’.
Adding shades of dull and rose pink, sea green, beige and lavender, the rich fabrics like satin, tulle, chiffon, raw silk and organza added to the grandeur of the opulent wedding wear. Prints were part of the very glittering formal line as newsprints, flowers, flying birds and measure tape borders for dupattas and saris added an unconventional touch.
The glittering silver embellishments appeared as splashes on the lehengas, gowns, cholis and dupattas, while broad borders added grace to the creations. Beautiful Bollywood star Nargis Fakhri looked stunning in a pink printed net lehenga, silver choli and pale green tulle dupatta as she ended the show.