Leading ladies of the Indian fashion scene, Anita Dongre and Anju Modi, are among the stellar lineup partaking in the second, annual Aashni + Co Wedding Show in association with Mustang Productions on Sunday 10 January 2016, taking place at Ballroom Suite, The Dorchester, 53 Park Lane, Mayfair, London W1K 1QA.
Anita Dongre has been at the forefront of the Indian fashion scene for over 20 years. A household name and a highly respected leader in the global fashion fraternity, she is also celebrated for her commitment to reviving, sustaining and empowering traditional Indian crafts. Her eponymous, luxury label ANITA DONGRE, with its fine bridal wear, couture and pret along with the jewellery brand Pink City, are the hot favourites of Bollywood divas and fashionistas.
An integral part of the Indian fashion industry and a revered couturier, Anju Modi started her
eponymous label in 1990. The label is synonymous with beauty and elegance and her designs are incensed with romance and passion. Over her illustrious journey spanning over 20 years, she has shown at multiple fashion events across the globe. She has also designed costumes for the films Bajirao Mastani and Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela from the house of Sanjay Leela Bhansali.
Some of India’s most celebrated designers will once again descend on the Capital to present their latest bridal and couture collections on one high-end platform at Aashni + Co Wedding Show in association with Mustang Productions.
The full lineup of participating brands is: Anamika Khanna, Anju Modi, Anita Dongre, Anushree Reddy, Manish Malhotra, Sabyasachi, Varun Bahl, Akanksha Gajria, Ridhima Bhasin, Chiquitita kidswear by Payal Bahl, Gaurav Gupta, Masaba, Nikasha, Rimple and Harpreet Narula, Samant Chauhan and SVA. Additionally, Aashni + Co Wedding Show will welcome lauded Pakistani designer, Faraz Manan, presented by Hello! Pakistan, alongside his Indian contemporaries, as well as jewellery and accessory collections by Amrapali and Amishi London.
January being renowned as the seasonal buying and browsing period for Summer brides and grooms, Aashni + Co Wedding Show 2016 will curate the latest bridal, occasion wear and couture collections from the top tier of the South Asian design spectrum, with accessibility being key to the show. Mustang Productions provides imaginative event design paired with impeccable coordination services to create truly exceptional events and fashion shows. The event will also feature floral styling by Zita Elze, an award-winning artist, designer, teacher, creator of the Living Embroidery Bridal collection and design consultant, who played a key role in designing the debut show in January 2015.
Aashni + Co Wedding Show 2016’s official charity partner is The British Asian Trust, founded in 2007 by HRH The Prince of Wales, who wanted to do something about the widespread poverty and hardship that he saw in South Asia. He turned to the entrepreneurial spirit of the British Asian diaspora, aiming to link them with innovative social entrepreneurs and grassroots interventions in the region. Since its inception, The British Asian Trust has convened funds, become a trusted navigator and raised awareness through the backing of high profile voices like Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi, music mogul Simon Cowell and Bollywood actress Rani Mukerji. To date, the Trust has made a real difference in the lives of over three million people in South Asia.
So if you’re looking for that perfect outfit or for some inspiration for your special event in 2016, this a definite date for your diary.
Aashni + Co Wedding Show
Tickets: £30 – General Admission
Ticket purchase via:
Tel: +44 207 985 0155
Store: Aashni + Co, 47 Ledbury Road, London W11 2AA