On the 3rd and 4th of October, Raja Luxe played host to the bridal collection, Veils—Unveiled by Mandira Wirk. Inspired by English bridal wear, Mandira’s aim was to create something sophisticated, elegant and romantic, all while keeping it simple. The rendering and textures used include layering, ruffles and rosettes, to name a few, all of which have been used with colours such as silver, hues of lilac, peaches and pinks.
The collection included layered gowns, draped lehengas, corseted anarkalis and saris, with the aim to cater to different wedding occasions such as evening cocktails, sangeets and wedding receptions. Being an amalgamation of Indian and Western influences, the textures and silhouettes were kept with the former’s sensibilities while the colours were more in tune with the English touch.
A perfectionist by nature, Mandira puts a lot of focus on the embellishments, cutwork and intricate details, such as quilting and mechanical pleating. Always standing by the strong, feminine essence she likes to incorporate in her work, timelessness is a quality that can be seen with each collection she introduces.
Having studied at the London School of Fashion, Mandira also has a keen eye for creating a fusion of Indo-Western contemporary fashion, thus having the ability to appeal to an international audience while accommodating to local tastes.
With an attractive celebrity clientele (pun intended) like Saif Ali Khan, Malaika Arora Khan and Deepika Padukone, she’s also made quite a name for herself in the Bollywood frame and equally continues to entertain on the ramp with immense success.
The exhibition also showcased stunning and exquisite jewellery by M.C.L by Matthew Campbell Laurenza – the brand focuses on antique and eclectic looks with modern twists. The collection consists of Sterling Silver and individually hand-set with the finest sapphires, rubies and semi-precious gems. Enameled with signature color tones and coated with black rhodium, the pieces exude a sophisticated, luxurious spirit that is exclusive to M.C.L by Matthew Campbell Laurenza. In Hong Kong, M.C.L is stocked in Lane Crawford.
Mandira Wirk’s latest collection is available at Raja Luxe – 2/F Cammer Commercial Building, 30-32 Cameron Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong | 2311 5612
M.C.L by Matthew Campbell Laurenza can be found in the following Lane Crawford stores – 8 Finance Street, Podium 3, IFC, Central | 2118 3388 / 88 Queensway, One Pacific Place, Admiralty | 2844 8900 / 3 Californianton Road, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui | 2844 8900