Saroj Jalan | Lakmé Fashion Week A/W 2016
Actress Radhika Apte was the muse to the Kolkata-based designer Saroj Jalan. She looked no less than a bride in a conventional Indian bridal red lehenga, but everything else about her was conventional - her blazing confidence, immense sense of couture comfort and stunningly simple make-up.
"The conventional idea of beauty does not interest me much. Rather something unconventional yet elegant that brings out the best in you, would attract me more, I like Saroj Jalan's work because each embroidery style has its own history and a story of development which makes every garment different and unique than the other"
- Radhika Apte (Actress)
"The garment is a zardozi embellished lehenga in red, which is every bride's favourite colour. The entire lehenga is done with an array of hand stitches and embroidery with a lot of floral motifs and dancing peacocks used in the garments. The lehenga is very light and easy to handle, almost weightless, keeping in mind the ease and comfort the bride of today would require on her D-Day. The work on the fabric (velvet) reflect royalty, poise and vibrance which enhance the beauty of the bride and helps in making her cynosure of all eyes on her special day."
- Saroj Jalan (Designer)