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The highly talented ace designer JJ Valaya also known as Jagsharanjit Singh Ahluwalia is a renowned name in the fashion industry. He started his fabulous fashion label in the year 1992 and celebrating luxury with grace since then. After three years of creative sabbatical, he is back with his winter couture collection 2019- TABRIZ. He has returned to the world of glamour with his exotic couture collection inspired by the rich culture of Persia.
JJ Valaya’s new collection for both men and women is completely inspired by the crafts, ceramics, arts, and museums of Persia from the treasures of the 16th to 19th centuries. He has named his collection after the Old Persian Empire of Ancient Iran ‘Tabriz’. His new winter couture is an amalgamation of three unique and creative collection named Khayyam, Farsh, and Nashqband.
His ensembles include a wide range of sarees, lehenga sets, and anarkalis for women, and kurtas, achkans, and turbans for men. Recently he has also crafted beautifully embroidered shoes in collaborating with Joe Shu and amazing printed pagris (turbans) for grooms that can be personalized as per your choice.
This winter bridal collection range of Valaya’s feature the brand’s signature palette of a unique shade ‘nugray’ which is a combination of nude and grey and is developed by the Valaya itself, along with the enchanting hues like midnight blue, burgundy, and red. It also features the typical traditional Indian craftsmanship embellished with stunning gota patti, zardozi, aari, and mukaish work.
He has launched his amazing couture collection featuring gorgeous ensembles along with a magnificently embellished bridal lehenga set in the burgundy hue that includes almost 12,000 glorious Swarovski crystals. Models walked the ramp in fascinatingly heavy embellished bridal wear. His glamorous and gorgeous collection also depicts golden peacock motifs from Persia, splendid flowers embroidered with beautiful beads and pearls, and contemporary variant of classic paisley.
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JJ Valaya’s comeback shows his true love affair with his couture. Although being a highly talented and passionate fashion designer, Valaya was disappointed and was no longer excited by the evolving fashion trends and came out completely uninspired from a fashion show in the year 2016. When Vogue India asked him about his reason to take a break, he told
“I had to face a harsh reality that after 25 years, I was bored of what I was seeing and quite honestly, of what I was doing as well”.
“However, a quick hiatus, it turns out, is a wonderfully honest companion. It made me realize even more how intense my love affair with couture truly was. For me, couture is not just crafting clothing. It is a deeper emotion, an experience, and a luxury; one that has the ability to alter how people feel about themselves. But it is also about being honest to oneself,” he further added.
Recently, after six months of research and plenty of experimentation and wonderful techniques he has unveiled the luxurious new definition of grandeur and elegance by introducing his amazing winter 2019 couture collection ‘Tabriz’. His groom and bridal wear collection is an ode to the brand’s 27 years old tagline ‘The Royal Nomad’.
Have a look at some of the gorgeous ensembles from JJ Valaya’s amazingly creative and exceptionally beautiful winter couture collection ‘Tabriz’.
Khayyam indicates the tribal aesthetics of Persia’s royal tent makers and is inspired by the masterpieces they create. The Khayyam collection embellished with the antique mirror work and rough cotton yarn formed by the Resham and unusual applique technique channels the dramatic montage of elegance and grace along with the blend of majestic hues like black, grey and burgundy and unique prints of Valaya.
This intricately embroidered evening jacket in black shade worn over an equally stunning embroidered flared skirt crafted beautifully with antique metallic detailing from Khayyam collection is breathtakingly beautiful.
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We are completely in love with this silk jacquard Nehru jacket with detailed nomadic embroidery and tonal applique complemented with a signature print pocket square in twill silk fabric.
Astonishing Matka Silk sherwani worked in beads and gunmetal created with detailed oxidized metalwork and nomadic embroidery worn with the unique and new VALAYA ‘Phoenix’ belt is something to die for.
Created with precise oxidized metalwork and detailed nomadic embroidery, this impressive velvet jacket has all our hearts. Worn with a saree in Valaya’s new shade of the season ‘Nugray’ which is a blend of nude and grey, along with their ‘Phoenix’ belt.
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Farsh collection is purely inspired by the Art Deco period and one of the oldest and artful carpet styles of Persian hunting design carpets. The Farsh collection is crafted using age-old gold metalwork, multicolored threadwork and gota with the amalgamation of the brand’s signature shades midnight blue, antique teal, and golden mustard hue.
Gota Sherwani having oxidized metal embroideries worn with the brand’s signature printed pocket square and turban is simply beautiful.
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We are drooling over this intricately embroidered flared empire line kurta with stunning gota work paired with a churidar and jacquard drape.
Flared Kalidar kurta elaborately embellished with gota work, beads, crystals and metallic threads worn gracefully with a churidar and a jacquard drape.
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A three-layer tulle dress paired with an evening jacket elaborately embellished with crystals, beads, gota work and crafted perfectly with metallic threads.
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The term Naqshband means master craftsman. This exquisite collection of JJ Valaya is adorned with the finest metallic threads and beads, complemented with the delicate glitter borders, and crafted beautifully using crystals and pearls. Luxe fabrics like silks, velvets, and tulles in rich red and sage green hues define the bond with royalty and feature all things grand and special.
We are completely crushing on this elaborately detailed and intricately embroidered saree in sage green hue paired with an equally stunning blouse.
Embroideries done in beaten gold and fine threads, this raw silk sherwani worn over a flared kurta and paired with Valaya’s signature print turban in a new avatar of rich red hue is an ideal outfit for grooms this wedding season.
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Elaborately crafted with beads, crystals, and beaten gold fine threads, this gracefully handwoven and amazingly embroidered saree worn under a fully embroidered Jamawar long evening jacket nipped at the waist with brand’s all new ‘Phoenix belt’ is a perfect bridal wear.
Valaya’s signature inverted layers flared skirt in tulle fabric paired with the cropped jacket worn over beautiful handkerchief hem top, intricately embroidered with beaten gold and fine threads, beads and crystals.
This luxurious collection named Khayyam, Farsh, and Naqshband was showcased by the ace designer JJ Valaya in his fashion show at the Imperial Hotel New Delhi on September 7, 2019. We are completely smitten by his unique and creative ‘Tabriz’ winter 2019 couture collection inspired by the treasures of Persia, depicting his love for Persian art and culture. Which groom and bridal wear would you pick for your nuptials from JJ Valaya’s collection? Tell us in the comment section. Hasta la vista!
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By Shaadidukaan | 16 Apr, 2021
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