Talking about the concept, Valaya, one of the pioneering fashion designers in the country, said: "Nautch girls have always fascinated me.. They were intellectual, but almost like the Geishas of India. It was a beautiful period of India and very important.
"So, I wanted to do something royal around it, and combined it with a dramatically opposite culture like in Morocco." The crisp couture collection has been created using crepe, dupion, georgette and fine velvet and with techniques like digital printing, applique, laser burning and Valaya's signature embroideries. Colours range from antique, metallic and neutral in symphony with the bright hues typical to Indian bridal wear. The showcase was sub-divided into six sections -- Phoenecia, Rome, Arab, Spain, Berber and Ottoman - each painting its own unique story.