Monday, 22 February 2010

Alankar Sarees at The 2010 Asian Wedding Lifestyle and Fashion Exhibition in Manchester

This weekend Manchester held host to The 2010 Asian Wedding Lifestyle and Fashion Exhibition. This 2-day event in my opinion is the biggest and best Manchester has to offer in terms of wedding exhibitions...and I use the term "best" very loosely!! Don't get me wrong, it wasn't terrible or anything, and had I been a bride-to-be I'd probably have found it very useful, but I wasn't there to pick out a wedding stage, I was there for the all-important fashion show!

The clothes themselves were beautiful, but it was little annoyances like the over-use of their smoke machine (which made it very hard to take a decent photo) and being able to see the models' underwear (because the clothes weren't fitted correctly) which stopped this from being a great catwalk show in my opinion. Maybe I shouldn't be so harsh, because I watched the first catwalk show on the first day, and I guess there's always a few glitches in the first run. Anyone else who attended - what did you think of the event?

First up on the catwalk was Alankar Sarees. As far as I can remember they've always had a shop on Wilmslow road in Rusholme, but recently they moved premises (still on Wilmslow rd!) and have a brand new store. Here's their catwalk collection:

It was good to see some gharara's on the catwalk, and not just from this exhibitor. Alankar's went for a full-on showcase of heavy bridal outfits but there was a lot of variety and I loved some of the colour combinations, like purple, red and green as seen in the photo above and below.

What do you think of this last outfit with the velvet top and sheer panels on the stomach? I liked the colour but not such a big fan of the velvet/sheer top combination.

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