Event Spotlight: Manish Malhotra, Varun Bahl To Participate in The Aashni & Co Wedding Show in association with Zouch & Lamare
Leading lights of the Indian fashion landscape, Manish Malhotra and Varun Bahl, are among the curated collective of top tier designers to be presenting their latest bridal and couture collections at Aashni + Co Wedding Show in association with Zouch & Lamare. Taking place at Ballroom Suite, The Dorchester, 53 Park Lane, Mayfair, London W1K 1QA on 25 January 2015, Aashni + Co Wedding Show will mark the UK’s most high fashion Indian bridal exhibition, hosted in association with Zouch & Lamare – one of the leading, luxury wedding planning services in the UK that specialises in exquisite, original and bespoke weddings and events. Aashni + Co Wedding Show 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 will also be exhibiting as the show’s exclusive luxury florist.
Manish Malhotra’s creativity and genius span the broad spheres of Bollywood design, Styling, Diffusion and the Everlasting Bridal and Couture. Manish is a pioneer in the field of fashion in India today and renowned globally. His diffusion label 'Manish Malhotra has become a success since its launch in 2004 and has proved once again why he is the country’s favourite when it comes to dressing India’s most beautiful and glamorous. Manish, known for his bridal wear and immaculate colour sense, has designed for some of the most striking personalities in the Indian film industry, high profile politicians, industrialists, top global corporates and affluent families across the globe. He has also been felicitated by National Institute of Fashion Technology, Delhi and the Indo American Society for his contribution to fashion designing. He was also presented the Rajiv Gandhi Award by the Mumbai Pradesh Youth Congress 2002 for his contribution to fashion in India.
Varun Bahl is a true artist and couturier in the Indian fashion industry. Best known for his expertise in blending the classic with the contemporary and the antique with the innovative, his work is a reflection of elegance, avant-garde, non-conformist yet rooted in classics. The belief of the label is to pave the way for couture to be embraced as part of one’s daily wardrobe with the generous use of exotic motifs and rich luminous tones, reflecting luxe glamour that makes a statement. Varun Bahl has an extremely loyal client base comprising Bollywood celebrities, known personalities from different walks of life, fashionista’s and fashion critics alike. He also has a commercially successful menswear prêt label with acclaimed filmmaker Karan Johar called Karan Johar + Varun Bahl since 2010.
Gallery: Bahl & Malhotra Creations
Aashni + Co Wedding Show will present on one platform high end, bridal and occasion wear by India’s most celebrated designer brands – from established, A-list fashion houses to the crème of new gen talent, namely: Anamika Khanna, Anushree Reddy, Arpita Mehta, Ashima-Leena, Elisha W, Jaipur Gems, Kotwara by Meera and Muzaffar Ali, Manish Malhotra, Monisha Thahryamal, Nikasha, Pallavi Jaikishan, Rajesh Pratap Singh, Rimple and Harpreet Narula, Sabyasachi, Shehlaa, Sonali Gupta, Tarun Tahiliani and Varun Bahl. Furthermore for the very first time, the UK will experience the opportunity of meeting some of the leading Indian designers themselves under one roof. In addition to bridal couture, the event will present a handpicked showcase of high end and luxe wedding services from cake designers to wedding planners and live bands.
Aashni + Co Wedding Show is presented by one of the UK’s leading Indian fashion influencers, Aashni Shah, Founder and Creative Director of Aashni + Co, a high fashion, Indian concept store located in Notting Hill, London.
Tickets: £30 – General Admission*
Ticket purchase via: www.aashniandco.com
Store: Aashni + Co, 47 Ledbury Road, London W11 2AA
Tel: +44 207 985 0155
From 10 December: Also via Anand Pan Centre, 229 Green St, London E7 8LL. Tel: +44 20 8472 4425
116 Ilford Lane, Ilford, Essex, IG1 2LE. Tel: +44 208 514 3800
Facebook: Aashni-Co Official
Twitter: @AashniUK #aashniweddingshow
About Aashni + Co
Founded in autumn of 2012, Aashni + Co pioneers the most desirable edit in Indian high fashion. A beautiful concept store in the heart of London’s Notting Hill with ecommerce site, Aashni + Co has been established with the purpose of providing access to visionary designers of India for the residents of United Kingdom. Designers include Anamika Khanna, Anushree Reddy, Arpita Mehta, Manish Malhotra, Sabyasachi, Varun Bahl and like. Aashni + Co is set over two floors with haute couture, ready-to-wear collections, jewellery and accessories.
About Aashni Shah, Founder and Creative Director, Aashni + Co
For 29-year-old Aashni Shah, opening a luxury, multidesigner boutique stocking a cocktail of the choicest Indian designers and couture in London’s quaint Notting Hill wasn’t part of Plan A. An erstwhile editor for commercials and Assistant Director for feature films, the London-based, Bombay-born entrepreneur’s life initially revolved around the magic of the cinematic experience. So much so that she moved to London to study filmmaking at The National Film and Television School and MET Film school at the age of 22. Little did she know, she was soon to be drawn into a different line of work, albeit one that would be just as aesthetically satisfying.
During her stay in the British capital, Shah recognised a huge void of access to Indian design outside of India. Her intrinsic interest for curating and creating kicked in and were quickly channelled into building Aashni + Co, a vehicle to introduce a wealth of Indian fashion talent to London. An inherent passion for fashion, varied roles as a creative collaborator, interactions with likeminded people since the age of 18, culturally rich formative years in India as well as travel experiences have all played a vital role in writing Shah’s success story. Ever since it’s inception in 2012, Aashni + Co has carved a niche for itself as one of London’s most sought after destinations for luxury Indian fashion, garnering attention from fashionistas and celebrities in the UK and Continental Europe alike.
About Zouch & Lamare
Zouch & Lamare promise the discerning bride and groom the ultimate in luxury and elegance in bespoke wedding planning. Based in London, with a keen eye for detail, they pride themselves on their ability to understand each couple's vision to create a fun wedding day that shows off the bride and groom's unique personality and style. Their dedicated service will guide you every step of your wedding planning journey to ensure your day is perfect and memorable.