Following the unprecedented success of its debut on the international fashion calendar in 2015, Aashni + Co Wedding Show will host its second, annual South Asian, high fashion extravaganza in association with Mustang Productions on Sunday, January 10th, 2016, taking place at Ballroom Suite, The Dorchester, London.
The full lineup of participating brands is: Anamika Khanna, Anju Modi, Anita Dongre, Anushree Reddy, Manish Malhotra, Sabyasachi, Varun Bahl, Akanksha Gajria, Chiquitita kidswear by Payal Bahl, Gaurav Gupta, Masaba, Nikasha, Rimple and Harpreet Narula, Samant Chauhan, Sonali Gupta and SVA. Additionally, Aashni + Co will welcome lauded Pakistani designer, Faraz Manan, presented by Hello! Pakistan, alongside his Indian contemporaries, as well as jewellery and accessory collections by Amrapali and Amishi London.
Aashni + Co Wedding Show 2016 will curate the latest bridal, occasion wear and couture collections from the top tier of the South Asian design spectrum. The event will also feature floral styling by Zita Elze, an award-winning artist, designer, teacher, creator of the Living Embroidery Bridal collection and design consultant, who played a key role in designing the debut show in January 2015.
The British Asian Trust, Aashni + Co Wedding Show 2016’s official charity partner, was founded in 2007 by HRH The Prince of Wales. He turned to the entrepreneurial spirit of the British Asian diaspora, aiming to link them with innovative social entrepreneurs and grassroots interventions in the region. Since its inception, The British Asian Trust has convened funds, become a trusted navigator and raised awareness through the backing of high profile voices like Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi, music mogul Simon Cowell and Bollywood actress Rani Mukerji.
Hitan Mehta, Executive Director, The British Asian Trust says,
“We are delighted to be charity partner for this exciting event, which many of our supporters will look forward to. Not only is it an opportunity to showcase the talent of the Indian fashion industry, but a chance to spotlight some of the difficult issues faced by many vulnerable people in South Asia.”
Aashni Anshul Doshi (Shah), Founder and Creative Director of Aashni + Co, a high fashion, Indian concept store located in Notting Hill, London, says,
“Aashni + Co Wedding Show 2016 will surpass the high benchmark we have already established in bringing luxe, South Asian couture, and bridalwear to the UK, bypassing the need for brides and grooms to be to make special trips to India.”