Designer duo Kapil and Monika presented their new bridal couture collection with the launch of their first menswear collection at the Kolkata Couture Fashion Week 2010. Model turned actress Mugdha Godse was the show stopper for their show. Currently retailing out of the fashion stores Kimaya and Amara in Mumbai, Kapil and Monika have also dressed Karishma Kapoor, Diana Hayden, Mahie Gill, Mugdha Godse, Prachi Desai and Claudia Ciesla, among others.
The enterprising designers have built for themselves a loyal clientele in Mumbai, New Delhi, Dubai, London and Canada. For Kapil and Monika, femininity forms the essence of their label with styles that suggest elegance and modernity, along with strong emphasis on fabric, cut and colour.
The collection showcased comprised richly embellished lehengas, anarkali suits, sherwanis for men giving the feel of the Mughal era with heavy embellished motifs and zardozi work on velvet and tunics in a medley of pinks, beige, gold, purples, maroons etc. The fabrics ranged from velvet and brocade to chandelier net, creating an absolutely mesmerizing effect. Embroideries in contemporary patterns and embellishments in swarvoski and stones gave the garments a magnetic, alluring feel.