Nita Mukesh Ambani Cultural Centre (NMACC) is a cultural institution in Mumbai, India, dedicated to preserving and promoting Indian art and culture. The recent inauguration of the centre was a star-studded event, with many high-profile guests in attendance, including several celebrities and politicians. The event showcased the best of Indian fashion and style, with guests arriving in their finest traditional attire and designer labels.
Here are some of the top fashion takeaways from the event:
Traditional Indian attire
Traditional Indian attire was a prominent theme at the event, with many guests opting for elegant sarees and kurtas. Nita Mukesh Ambani herself wore a stunning blue saree with intricate floral motifs and heavy gold zari work on the pallu. While the other guests wore sarees in bright colours and bold prints.
Several guests at the event were seen wearing designer labels, including Manish Malhotra, Sabyasachi Mukherjee, and Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla. These designers are known for their intricate and luxurious designs, and their outfits were a testament to their talent.
Bold colors and prints
Bold colours and prints were a popular choice among guests, with many opting for bright hues and eye-catching prints. Some of the most popular colours included fuchsia pink, emerald green, and royal blue, while prints ranged from floral to geometric patterns.
Statement jewellery was a must-have accessory at the event, with many guests opting for bold and intricate pieces. Diamond and gold jewellery were popular choices, with necklaces, earrings, and bracelets adding a touch of glamour to the outfits.
While traditional Indian attire was the main theme, some guests were spotted flaunting the traditional outfit with a modern twist. and one such example could be Sonam Kapoor Ahuja’s outfit by the designer duo Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla. The actor looked stunning in this Multi Hued lehenga with 20 kalis.
My top 5 looks from the NMACC inauguration
Radhika Merchant, the fiancé of Anant Ambani made heads turn with her elegant and stunning Dolce & Gabbana outfit. Radhika looked stunning in a Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2019 runway outfit consisting of a jumpsuit and a matching cape jacket, featuring intricate brocade embroidery on silk material. Her stylish ensemble exuded a floral aesthetic that perfectly complemented the after-party ambience. However, what caught everyone’s attention was the heirloom jewels Radhika adorned with the D&G outfit. The jumpsuit boasted a strapless design, a plunging sweetheart neckline that highlighted her décolletage, multi-coloured floral embroidery, a bustier-style bodice, a cinched waistline, side pockets, straight-fitted pants, and a figure-skimming silhouette. To complete the look, Radhika wore a cape jacket with embellished raised collars, slits that acted as sleeves, brocade embroidery, and an open front, adding a touch of sophistication to her overall appearance.
Gigi Hadid turned heads at the event with elegance and beauty to carry any outfit with utmost ease. On the second day of the Nita Mukesh Ambani Cultural Centre (NMACC) launch, Gigi Hadid created quite a buzz on the internet with her stunning desi style. The supermodel looked resplendent in a Chikankari saree paired with a bedazzled blouse, both of which were designed by the renowned couturiers’ Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla.
Bollywood filmmaker Karan Johar is known for his larger-than-life movies and eccentric sense of style. At the event, he lived up to his reputation by sporting a custom-made long coat by fashion designer Rahul Mishra. The coat featured intricate golden hand embroidery inspired by Bidri, a traditional metal craft of India. The embroidery took a whopping 2700 human hours to complete, highlighting the level of craftsmanship that went into creating the outfit. Karan paired the coat with a shirt that had a dramatic bow collar, adding an extra touch of flair to the ensemble. To complete the look, he donned a pair of his signature quirky glasses, showing off his bold fashion sense. The outfit was a perfect representation of Karan’s unique style, combining traditional Indian craftsmanship with modern design elements.
Shloka Mehta Ambani
Shloka Ambani, the daughter-in-law of Mukesh Ambani, is known for her impeccable sense of style. Lady, who is expecting her second child, looked stunning in a beige-hued organza dress from designer Rahul Mishra’s collection. The off-shoulder dress featured delicate ruffle details and intricate shimmery embroidery all over. She accessorized with diamond danglers, a statement ring, and silver-hued sandals. Keeping her tresses open, she went for a dramatic makeup look with smokey eyes, nude lips, and blushed cheeks, which added to her charm. Shloka was seen happily flaunting her baby bump for the cameras, and her face had a beautiful pregnancy glow. Overall, she looked effortlessly elegant and radiant.
Priyanka Chopra Jonas
Priyanka Chopra is known for her impeccable sense of style, and one of her most memorable outfits was designed by Amit Agarwal at the National Museum of Indian Cinema Awards (NMACC).
The actor, accompanied by her husband, Nick Jonas, graced a star-studded event in a stunning custom-made saree by Amit Aggarwal. She opted for a brocade Banarasi silk pre-draped saree with a bustier blouse to commemorate India’s influence on global fashion through the ages. According to the designer, Priyanka donned a sixty-year-old vintage Banarasi brocade saree made of silver threads and gold electroplating on khadi silk. The six yards were draped by hand, and a holographic bustier was added to reflect the nine colors of the Ikat weave set in brocade. To complement the silk saree, Priyanka wore a Bulgari choker necklace, statement rings, diamond ear studs, and embellished holographic high heels. For her hair and makeup, she chose side-parted lightly-tousled wavy locks, shimmering silver eye shadow, glossy mauve lip shade, winged eyeliner, mascara on the lashes, rouged cheekbones, feathered brows, dewy base, light contouring, enhancing her overall look.
To sum it up, the Nita Mukesh Ambani Cultural Centre inauguration was a showcase of Indian fashion at its finest, with traditional attire, designer labels, bold colors and prints, statement jewelry, and Western influences all making an appearance. The event was a testament to the rich cultural heritage of India and the continued evolution of Indian fashion.