When you first step into Bhumika Grover's design studio, the first thing that catches your eye is the racks full of absolutely stunning Indian wear in the most vivid colours. But that was fairly obvious. Bhumika Grover's strength lies in recreating classics. But for those of you keen on customising your style to glory, she has some aces up her sleeve. For instance, a cooler option that a label as exciting and dynamic as hers gives you is a cape blouse with long front panels over a lehenga, as opposed to a run of the mill choli for your lehenga. The handiwork on each garment, be it a spray of sequins or zardozi speaks of the endless days and nights of insomnia or sleep deprivation that all of us really attempting to think out of the box suffer from. Her line of clothing goes from anarkalis, shararas, lehengas in the traditional sense to lehenga skirts with crop tops with a more resort feel about them.
Bhumika's studio is located in the labyrinth that is Shahpur Jat in New Delhi and she also stocks at Exclusively.Com for all you e-shopping junkies.
I figured that an ode from one creative to another should be one where creativity is of paramount importance and that drove me to conceptualising a warrior bride look with her heavily embroidered lehenga with a gold mirror work jacket blouse. It helps that my photographer has a knack for unearthing locations that wouldn't normally be found on google maps! I added some face art and decided to forego the traditional polki and kundan jewellery for a more back-to-the-roots, 'mogra' and 'genda' headgear. The concept of the look was a fierce, determined bride who obviously doesn't shy away from embracing her idiosyncrasies.
All of you itching to just get your hands on the next Bhumika Grover garment, find her showcasing at Bridal Asia, this 17-19 October, 2015.
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Photography courtesy of Jagrati Marwaha, more of whose work you can also find on winterynights.tumblr.com and jagrati-marwaha.tumblr.com