Old world pistachio green, rose pinks poised in moments of poetic hush, misty mauves and Victorian blues—Hyderabad-based fashion designer Mrunalini Rao’s creations, part of her bridal couture collection titled ‘Chitra’, exude a sense of quiet panache in vintage hues and contemporary embroidery. 

“In India, we tend to associate bridal outfits with bright colours and heavy embroidery,” says Rao, having earlier complied with the flamboyant bandwagon with bright hues and bold motifs. ‘Chitra’ is a direct departure from that. “This collection centres around a regal lady, lounging in a luxury vintage space, intricately adorned with jewellery and flowers. For the new age bride, this brings in a new embellishment, a new colour story. I have dipped into the Victorian era of chintz prints and drawn out the vintage colours,” she explains.

Shilpi Madan for The New Indian Express

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