In celebration of the opening of their cultural centre, Mukesh Ambani and his wife Nita Ambani hosted a recent event in Mumbai. This event put a spotlight on the talented Indian fashion designers and craftspeople and showcased the remarkable craftsmanship and skill that goes into the country's fashion industry. This gives us an indication that the upcoming season will feature designs from Indian designers, and has got fashion lovers around the world excited.
There can be no doubt that the NMACC (Nita Mukesh Ambani Cultural Centre) launch party was an event of star power and a grand gala. This proved to be a significant step for the Indian fashion industry. On 31 March, the Nita Mukesh Ambani Cultural Center in Mumbai was inaugurated in an elaborate red-carpet ceremony. A fashion revolution was underway with extravagant decor and stunning garments worn by celebrities. An assortment of elaborately embellished, sparkling, and exquisite garments highlighted Indian artisanship, fashion with a hint of Indian flair was seen.
A number of parties, previews, and performances were held at NMACC by Bollywood and Hollywood celebrities. A huge part of this event was celebrating inclusivity and diversity. By having celebrities from both Bollywood and Hollywood, NMACC was able to bring together people from different backgrounds and cultures and create a space that was accepting and tolerant of all people.
Our eyes were captivated by beautiful floor-length gowns and beautifully tailored saris that inspired a new age of fashion. A number of the garments opted for elegance and simplicity, but we also saw an array of highly engineered garments that made every head turn. Zendaya and Gigi Hadid made Indian fashion stand out with their striking saris. This was an unforgettable night owing to the Bollywood glamour brought to the red carpet by the two models. In contrast, Priyanka Copra wore an outfit custom-made by the designer label Amit Aggarwal.
In addition to highlighting various trends, the event also highlighted sustainability. Almost all of the outfits worn were made of sustainable materials by artisans following decades-old Indian traditions. A large assortment of sustainable and intricate fabrics was on display at the event, including zardozi, resham, vasli, marodi, khadi, and tikki.
In addition to a wide range of exciting trends and styles, NMACC's red carpet event did not disappoint. Every detail was meticulously thought out, from the atmosphere and décor to the celebrities in attendance. Designers are pushing the boundaries of traditional fashion, showing that clothing can be a form of self-expression and identity. They also highlight the importance of sustainability in fashion and the need to reduce our environmental impact. In terms of creativity and diversity, there was no shortage.
By Simran Raghav