For fall, Sachin and Babi Ahluwalia explored the intersection of British and Indian culture under the British Raj era of 1858 to 1947.

The label’s cocktail and evening gowns took an opulent turn this season, from the show’s opening look — a golden taffeta coat dress nipped at the waist and splashed with metallic thread work — to the architectural silk mikado gowns that followed, some decorated with Swarovski crystal bugs.

Most looks featured long blouson sleeves, with a few plunging necklines and sheer accents revealing glimpses of skin. If some styles felt slightly overwrought — as in a ruffled, embellished taffeta skirt worn with a ceremonial headpiece — a few dresses featuring English rose prints and embroidery captured a more delicate sense of romance and femininity.

By  on February 10, 2017

For fall, Sachin and Babi Ahluwalia explored the intersection of British and Indian culture under the British Raj era of 1858 to 1947.

The label’s cocktail and evening gowns took an opulent turn this season, from the show’s opening look — a golden taffeta coat dress nipped at the waist and splashed with metallic thread work — to the architectural silk mikado gowns that followed, some decorated with Swarovski crystal bugs.

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