India’s most celebrated designers, including Manish Malhotra, Gaurav Gupta, Anamika Khanna, Anju Modi and Anita Dongre, will present their latest bridal and couture collections at the Aashni + Co Wedding Show on Sunday 10th January 2016 at The Dorchester Hotel, London. Additionally, Aashni + Wedding Show 2016 will welcome lauded Pakistani designer, Faraz Manan, presented by Hello! Pakistan, alongside his Indian contemporaries. 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.
Aashni + Co Wedding Show is presented by one of the UK’s leading Indian fashion influencers and tastemakers, Aashni Anshul Doshi (Shah), Founder and Creative Director of Aashni + Co, a high fashion, Indian concept store located in Notting Hill, London. Aashni says, “The response to our debut Wedding Show was phenomenal, from participating designers, attending VIP’s, the public and media alike. 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, curating discerning collections right here in the UK, meaning brides and grooms to be and wider fashionistas and followers of Indian high fashion can meet the designers themselves and shop entire bridal trousseaus or one-off pieces, bypassing the need to make special trips to India.” UK audiences will have the opportunity of meeting the attending fashion talents, celebrities in their own right across India’s fashion landscape and internationally.
Aashni + Wedding Show 2016’s official charity partner is The British Asian Trust, founded in 2007 by HRH The Prince of Wales, who wanted to do something about the widespread poverty and hardship that he saw in South Asia. 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. To date, the Trust has made a real difference in the lives of over three million people in South Asia.