Winter formal dresses 2012
Just like the iconic Volvo car, the brand presented the beautiful “Icons of Luxury” collection from Ritu Beri inspired by the glamorous beauties of the ‘50s at the Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2012.
Recreating the era of Marilyn Monroe, Ritu;s collection was dedicated to the women of today who live a jet age lifestyle. Working around a soft colour story of cream with hints of red, pink, blue, turquoise and yellow, Ritu added popular weaves like pure cotton and lace which were lavishly embellished with exquisite embroidery.
The show opened with stunning super model, Jesse Randhawa in a Parisian gown extravagantly embellished with flowers and lace and long layered cuffs.
Then came the very trendy denim romper, ecru blouse with long trailing sleeves, the embroidered lehenga with a lace bikini, the denim layered dress, the peplum printed embellished jacket, shorts and skin tight trousers, which set the pace of the show. The cute striking layered Cocktail Dresses sale with jeans, asymmetric creation with an embroidered biker jacket and floor length net lace coats made the show into a visual delight for the audience.
Jumpsuits were crafted with great embellishments while formal dresses were seductive in their silhouettes. Tiny faux fur shrugs complemented the ruffled gowns, and gold or silver quilted jackets were the perfect match for the formal evening wear. The two gowns in black and white – one in layers of net and the other with crushed tiers were arrestingly beautiful.
Ritu’s collection featured the dazzling “Blu Jacket” a hallmark of art and luxury, craftily interweaving Volvo Cars’ Scandinavian sophistication and design diva, Ritu Beri’s uber-chic craftwork. She has created the jacket for the final winners from India, to play at the World Final Volvo World Golf Challenge 2012.
Jesse Randhawa ended the show in a sensational black net creation with strategically placed white lace appliqué and a dramatic fabric tasselled trail and boa. Keeping the accessories to just the crochet bonnets with large corsages, the look was feminine, fantastic and totally fabulous.
The silhouettes by Ritu Beri presented by Volvo Cars for the “Icons of Luxury” were elegance personified, offering a very stylish and dramatic option to the modern Indian dresser who aims to make her personal style statement for all occasions.
Local community members will be dressed to the nines and modeling casual, business and formal wear in an upcoming fashion show at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Dan Laramore Elks Lodge No. 1097, located at 1708 First St. in Winter Haven.
Rhonda Richardson, an Elks member for three years and coordinator of the fashion show, said the Winter Haven Belks store, located at 253 Citi Centre St., will lend the casual and business attire, while Tailor;s Bridezillas, located at 1404 First St. N. in Winter Haven, will provide 2012.
Tickets are $10 and all proceeds will benefit the nonprofit lodge;s community projects.
Although this is the first fashion show for this Elks lodge, Richardson said she hopes she can make an annual event. She has gathered 15 models from all over the local community and as far away as Lakeland and even Avon Park.
;I have everybody out of the community, black and white, Spanish – you name it,; Richardson said, and added that the show will be ;something different.; She hopes to fill up the 180-seat capacity space in the lodge and said tickets are on sale now, and will also be sold at the door.
Owner of Tailor;s Bridezillas, Thelma Warner, is excited to be participating in a community event that will empower the young women who will be the models.
With prices starting at $60, her business caters to clients needing formal wear for events such as weddings and proms. evening dresses sale to wear to a wedding in bold colors adorned with sequins, beading and lace greet visitors upon entering her store.
In addition, Tailor;s Bridezillas provides alteration services for all of clothing.