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Aashni + Co Wedding Show at Famous Somerset House

Aashni + Co Wedding Show 

Iconic cultural landmark, Somerset House, played host to the UK’s leading, South Asian high fashion and beauty extravaganza, Aashni Wedding Show . After three successful residencies at The Dorchester,

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Somerset House was this year transformed into a wonderland for discerning brides and fashionistas alike. Some of India and Pakistan’s most celebrated designers once again descended on the Capital to present their latest bridal and couture collections on one high-end platform, from established, A-list fashion houses to the most sought after new-gen talents. Showcasing alongside them were leading names in fine jewellery, accessories and wedding/ occasion services, with the 1,450 visitors to the show having the opportunity of meeting their favourite designers and suppliers in person.

EXHIBITOR LIST

 CLOTHING SECTION
SHYAMAL & BHUMIKA ensembles are all about a heady dose of tradition for the well-travelled bride.
Filmed by The Visual Voyage. UK media partner: Khush Magazine

SHYAMAL & BHUMIKA ensembles are all about a heady dose of tradition for the well-travelled bride. Shop their latest collection at Aashni + Co Wedding Show on January 21, 2018 at Somerset House, London. Buy your tickets on wslondon.com.Filmed by The Visual Voyage. UK media partner: Khush Magazine

Posted by Aashni & Co. Official on Friday, January 12, 2018

Below :- Mukherjee‘s exquisitely handcrafted ensembles are what bridal dreams are made of. Filmed by The Visual Voyage. UK media partner: Khush Magazine

Sabyasachi Mukherjee's exquisitely handcrafted ensembles are what bridal dreams are made of. Meet the stalwart designer and shop his latest collection at Aashni + Co Wedding Show on January 21, 2018 at Somerset House, London. Buy your tickets on wslondon.com.Filmed by The Visual Voyage. UK media partner: Khush Magazine

Posted by Aashni & Co. Official on Friday, January 12, 2018

Below :-Drama, decadence and sculpture are the hallmark of every Gaurav Gupta ensemble.
Filmed by The Visual Voyage. UK media partner: Khush Magazine

Drama, decadence and sculpture are the hallmark of every Gaurav Gupta ensemble. Shop the designer's latest collection at Aashni + Co Wedding Show on January 21, 2018 at Somerset House, London. Buy your tickets on wslondon.com.Filmed by The Visual Voyage. UK media partner: Khush Magazine

Posted by Aashni & Co. Official on Friday, January 12, 2018

 

Below :- Tahiliani is bringing “the best of the best” to Aashni + Co Wedding Show with a specially curated collection. Be a witness to the designer’s magnificent creations .Filmed by The Visual Voyage. UK Media Partner: Khush Magazine

Tarun Tahiliani is bringing "the best of the best" to Aashni + Co Wedding Show with a specially curated collection. Be a witness to the designer's magnificent creations on January 21, 2018 at Somerset House, London. Buy your tickets on wslondon.com.Filmed by The Visual Voyage. UK Media Partner: Khush Magazine

Posted by Aashni & Co. Official on Tuesday, January 9, 2018

  • AASHNI + CO
  • ASTHA NARANG
  • ANAMIKA KHANNA
  • BAGEECHA
  • ELAN (PAKISTAN)
  • GAURANG
  • GAURAV GUPTA
  • MISHRU
  • RIDHIMA BHASIN
  • SABYASACHI
  • SAMANT CHAUHAN
  • SHANTANU & NIKHIL
  • SHEHLA CHATOOR (PAKISTAN)
  • SHYAMAL & BHUMIKA
  • TARUN TAHILIANI
  • VARUN AND NIDHIKA

 FINE JEWELRY SECTION

Sabyasachi Mukherjee exemplifies the grandeur of tradition for the culturally rooted bride with Sabyasachi Jewelry: came to London for the very first time with Aashni + Co Wedding Show .Filmed by The Visual Voyage. UK media partner: Khush Magazine

Sabyasachi Mukherjee exemplifies the grandeur of tradition for the culturally rooted bride with Sabyasachi Jewelry: coming to London for the very first time with Aashni + Co Wedding Show on January 21, 2018 at Somerset House, London. Buy your tickets on wslondon.com.Filmed by The Visual Voyage. UK media partner: Khush Magazine

Posted by Aashni & Co. Official on Wednesday, January 10, 2018

One-of-a-kind contemporary fine jewellery by Araya Fine Jewelry 

The full list of fine jewelry exhibitors

  • AMRAPALI
  • ARAYA
  • BIRDHICHAND GHANSHYAMDAS
  • JAIPUR GEMS
  • JEWELS BY QUEENIE
  • KHANNA JEWELLERS
  • MOKSH
  • ROSE DIAMONDS
  • SUNITA SHEKHAWAT

ACCESSORIES AND SERVICES SECTION

  • AAMIR NAVEED
  • AHUJASONS
  • AMBREEN AHMED
  • AMISHI LONDON
  • CHAKRA
  • ISHARYA
  • OUTHOUSE
  • PHOTOBOOTH’S.CO.UK
  • PUNEET GUPTA INVITATIONS
  • RANI PINK
  • RUSARU
  • RWS
  • SHAAN MUTTAHIL
  • THE WEDDING HOUSE
  • ZITA ELZE
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Style council was provided during the day through a series of intimate masterclasses with some of the most internationally respected names in styling, makeup artistry, wedding planning and the fashion and beauty blogosphere. These included a discussion about bridal inspiration by heritage designer Tarun Tahiliani, hosted by TV personality and fashion influencer Kavita Cola; a tutorial by one of the most influential beauty creators in the world, Kaushal; a beauty master class with Bollywood celebrity makeup artist, Shaan Mu, and one of his muses,

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Bollywood actress and model Lisa Haydon- Lisa Haydon is an Indian supermodel, fashion designer, and actress, who mainly appears in Hindi films. Haydon made her acting debut with a supporting role in the 2010 romantic comedy Aisha and received critical praise for her performance in the comedy-drama Queen; and a talk with one of the leading Indian influencers and bloggers from around the world, Miss Style Fiesta, Masoom Minawala. The grandiose of Somerset House was further transformed through floral styling by Zita Elze, an award-winning artist, designer, teacher, creator of the Living Embroidery Bridal collection and design consultant.

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Event organiser and Founder and Creator, Aashni + Co, Aashni Doshi said, “Over the three, preceding years of hosting Aashni + Co Wedding Show, we had set an extremely high benchmark in presenting the top tier of South Asian bridal and couture fashion and the creators behind the most sought after brands themselves to the UK public. After our previous residencies at Dorchester, it was imperative for us to surpass the precedent we had established. Bringing the wedding show to Somerset House has been amazing – a venue befitting to the leading designers and wedding suppliers from India and Pakistan that we showcase on one platform. Visitors have been delighted by the atmosphere, the ambience and the curated shopping experience we have created for them and the fact that, once again, they have had the opportunity of meeting their favourite designers.”

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Aashni says  “Neo South Asian bride is fashion forward, knows exactly what she wants and won´t settle for anything but the best. The Aashni + Co Wedding Show promises a tailor-made trousseau shopping experience with a special emphasis on bespoke services. India´s top rung of designers all under one roof in London is no longer a dream for the city´s brides-to-be! Leaving no stone unturned to make these bridal sartorial dreams (and more) come true, say goodbye to multiple trips to India with your entire family just to score the best looks that are also value-for-money. Our Wedding Show not only gives you the chance to meet and interact with your favourite designers, but also to shop their latest collections at Indian prices. Come and chat to us about all your planning, fashion and beauty dilemmas or book a seat at our masterclass hosted by industry experts!”

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Designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee said, “UK brides are very focused on being traditional and they like to come and discover India with our brand. Many of them have gotten married in Sabyasachi or have recommended their friends to get married in Sabyasachi. Everybody left smiling. I’ve been attending Aashni + Co Wedding show since its inception and it continues to outdo itself year on year. Somerset House is a wonderfully grand venue and it’s been amazing to showcase our collections in such a globally iconic location.

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Designer Tarun Tahiliani said, “I’m at the Aashni + Co Wedding Show, which is in it’s bigger and better, wonderful, beautiful, new historical mansion today, showcasing the latest in bridal couture and Indian fashion. What’s lovely about UK brides is that they’re very evolved, they’re second or third or fourth generation, they are now very independent. They’re into understatement rather than over-projection. Weddings don’t have to be about six necklaces, being over the top. It’s a nice blend of east and west, which is a direction I think we’re all going at the moment.

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Bollywood celebrity makeup artist Shaan Mu said, “I’m so happy to be a part of Aashni + Co Wedding Show. It was always my dream. Every bride should come and experience this event. I’m so blessed to be here to share my experience and my tricks of the trade of Bollywood; of how a bride should get ready; of diet; of how a bride should prepare for her wedding; which designer clothes to choose; which makeup and hairstyles would suit them. One of my muses, Lisa Haydon, came for my master class and Lisa shared all of her experiences of how to be a perfect bride; how to get ready; and, of course, Lisa is friends with all of the top designers that are participating here. This is the place for every bride-to-be.

About Aashni + Co

Founded in autumn of 2012, Aashni + Co pioneers the most desirable edit in Indian high fashion. A beautiful concept store in the heart of London’s Notting Hill with ecommerce site, Aashni + Co has been established with the purpose of providing access to visionary designers of India for the residents of United Kingdom. Designers include Anamika Khanna, Anushree Reddy, Arpita Mehta, Manish Malhotra, Sabyasachi, Varun Bahl and like. Aashni + Co is set over two floors with haute couture, ready-to-wear collections, jewellery and accessories.

Aashni + Co, 47 Ledbury Road, London W11 2AA www.aashniandco.com

About Aashni Anshul Doshi (Shah),
Founder and Creative Director, Aashni + Co

For 30-year-old Aashni Anshul Doshi (Shah), opening a luxury, multidesigner boutique stocking a cocktail of the choicest Indian designers and couture in London’s quaint Notting Hill wasn’t part of Plan A. An erstwhile editor for commercials and Assistant Director for feature films, the London-based, Bombay-born entrepreneur’s life initially revolved around the magic of the cinematic experience. So much so that she moved to London to study filmmaking at The National Film and Television School and MET Film school at the age of 22. Little did she know, she was soon to be drawn into a different line of work, albeit one that would be just as aesthetically satisfying.

During her stay in the British capital, Aashni recognised a huge void of access to Indian design outside of India. Her intrinsic interest for curating and creating kicked in and were quickly channelled into building Aashni + Co, a vehicle to introduce a wealth of Indian fashion talent to London. An inherent passion for fashion, varied roles as a creative collaborator, interactions with likeminded people since the age of 18, culturally rich formative years in India as well as travel experiences have all played a vital role in writing Aashni’s success story. Ever since it’s inception in 2012, Aashni + Co has carved a niche for itself as one of London’s most sought after destinations for luxury Indian fashion, garnering attention from fashionistas and celebrities in the UK and Continental Europe alike.

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