Some opt for pastels and florals, some go for traditional red, some like a lot of stars and sparkles; the story behind your bridal couture remains etched in every woman’s mind forever. A wedding dress is your version of happily-ever-after, and Anushree Reddy’s newest collection, Sitara, is tailor-made to make the most important day in any woman’s life even more recherché.
The celebrity designer, known for a seamless mix of florals and pastels with a Nawabi touch, chose a fictional muse for her Winter-festive 2018 line. In her own words, Anushree illustrates the name Sitara as, ‘She is a girl with the brightest sparkle in her eyes and a twinkle in her toes; also, she dreams big.’
Her festive line is an ode to subtle romanticism and femininity, of vibrant celebrations, and brings together sensual hues with delicately handcrafted three-dimensional appliqué fleur, delicate hand-dyed beads, butterfly motifs on thread works, and fictional characters to give the garments glamour, paired with a hushed and elusive appeal.
What makes her designs unique is the fact that she draws inspiration from vintage styles, and pairs them beautifully with Zardozi embroidery from Hyderabad. Her designs transform us to an elegant world of lace, tulle and sheer fabrics, coupled with a meticulous detailing of embellishments.
Each outfit creates a sense of mystery and the fine detailing on soft and sheer fabrics, adds a sense of fantasy and amplifies the appeal of the luxury collection. According to Anushree, “Beauty is all about love for detail, simple elegance and modern glamour. The Sitara Collection epitomises all of this and celebrates beauty in all its glory.”
“With elegant colour schemes and intricate work on the most delicate of fabric, the collection is the perfect combination of fashion and elegance. It has become a showcase of how one’s creative passion can unfold and truly make a statement,” she added about her 2018 line.
While a bridal trousseau is every woman’s most prized possession, let’s not leave the handsome groom behind. Anushree doesn’t disappoint with her uber-luxury menswear line, custom-made to inherit the inconspicuous elegance for the modern man with rich hand-woven fabrics, paired with sophisticated, yet classy embellishments.
The collection was unveiled at the Lakme Fashion Week 2018 as the flawless beauty, Malaika Arora Khan walked the ramp in an organza lehenga, hand-dyed in a lime green palette, with exquisite zardozi handwork, inspired by the rose motif. The ensemble is a perfect ode to Nizami tradition, and Malaika’s magical mystique only upped the outfit’s grandeur.
Malaika had nothing but praise for the designer. “I love anything that celebrates woman. The Sitara collection is elegant, delicate, and feminine, yet it exudes a sense of power that resonates with me. I have seen Anushree’s previous creations and I adulate the fact that her passion to celebrate beauty continues with this collection too,”Arora beamed.
Let’s give a small round of applause for the designer’s unbridled success in the past five years. Anushree launched her eponymous label in 2010 and has never looked back. She is a self-taught designer and management graduate, and made her debut at Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2013.
Her label stood out for its flurry of effervescent colours, glamour, and made her name synonymous to flattering bridal lehengas. Her management roots evolved into a roaring love for fashion, and now she has become a force to reckon with.