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Mughal
Photographed by Manmeet Bhatti
Published: Volume 19, Issue 9, August-September, 2011
The costumes and embellishments of the Mughal era form the foundation of Indian couture. Anarkalis, angarkhas, kalidars and sherwanis have their origins in this period; so does the ethereal chikankari. Royal patronage to the finest craftsmanship made the era a spectacular chapter in India’s sartorial history

Make-up and hair courtesy: Meghna Butani. Assisted by Reena Creado.
Models courtesy: Ieva Kuzma, Anima Creative Management; Nidhi Sunil, KWAN Talent Management; Jas Sagu, Elite Model Management.
Background painting courtesy: Avante Cottage Crafts of India, Mumbai.

L: ONE-SHOULDER VOLUMINOUS NET DRESS WITH CRYSTAL AND CHAIN EMBELLISHMENT, BY SHANTANU AND NIKHIL, NEW DELHI.
Gold and pearl nose ring, by Eina Ahluwalia, for Breathing Space, Kolkata. Dull gold bangles and gold cuff, topaz ring and gold and emerald earring (worn in hair), all from Amrapali; kundan bangles, at Curio Cottage. All in Mumbai.

R: CHIKANKARI EMBROIDERED GEORGETTE AND VELVET KURTA WITH NET DUPATTA, BY VARUN BAHL, NEW DELHI.

Kundan bangles, wood and pearl ring, kundan mangtikka, pearl earrings, green and pink beaded necklace, all at Curio Cottage; gold and emerald ring, from Amrapali; maroon mojris, at Joy Shoes. All in Mumbai.

SUEDE TOPI WITH NET, SEQUINS AND SHELL EMBELLISHMENT, BY ISHA AHLUWALIA. ROSE PINK GEORGETTE DRESS, BY KARTIKEYA & ISHA, FOR DOZAKH. EMBROIDERED NET DUPATTA, BY VARUN BAHL. ALL IN NEW DELHI.

3-finger gold and pearl ring, by Eina Ahluwalia, for Breathing Space, Kolkata.
Gold bangles with coloured stones, kundan bangles and wood and pearl ring, all at Curio Cottage; topaz earrings and gold and emerald earring (worn on hat), both from Amrapali. All in Mumbai.

L to R: Chikankari embroidered georgette and velvet kurta with net dupatta, by Varun Bahl, New Delhi. Kundan bangles, minakari ring, kundan mangtikka, pearl earrings, green and pink beaded necklace, all at Curio Cottage; gold and emerald ring, from Amrapali; gold mojris, at Joy Shoes. All in Mumbai. Rose pink georgette dress, by Kartikeya & Isha, for Dozakh, New Delhi. Gold bangles with coloured stones, kundan bangles, kundan nose ring and kundan ring, all at Curio Cottage; topaz earrings, from Amrapali. All in Mumbai.
One-shoulder voluminous net dress with crystal and chain embellishment, by Shantanu and Nikhil, New Delhi. Gold and pearl nose ring, by Eina Ahluwalia, for Breathing Space, Kolkata. Dull gold bangles, topaz ring and gold and emerald earring (worn in hair), all from Amrapali; kundan bangles and coloured beaded necklace (worn on shoulder), both at Curio Cottage. All in Mumbai.

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