Alpana Neeraj has hugged the figures of celebs like Lady Gaga, Elizabeth Hurley and Pussycat Dolls singer Nicole Scherzinger. But it is Carrie Underwood who seems to have given this India brand the attention it deserved at the 47th Annual CMA Awards on November 6th in Nashville, TN.
With a total of 10 wardrobe changes, Carrie opted for two dresses by the New Delhi designer duo Alpana Neeraj. Carrie wore a Black and Gold Mesh Cocktail Dress with Gold Leather Detailing for her opening look, and performed with the cast of Duck Dynasty in a Black Smoke Print Peplum Style with Mesh Inserts.
We haven’t had a chance to see these pieces up close and their website is still under construction. But we have to admit, it does have a sort of urban cowgirl feel and it certainly wasn’t difficult for Carrie to cute it up in her new duds!
We’ll just call it, “floating somewhere between ready to wear and costume.” It’s definitely bold. We’ll be interested to see what’s to come from this line as it makes its way more and more into the mainstream.
Alpana Neeraj made their runway debut in 2008 at Willis Lifestyle India Fashion Week. Both Alpana and Neeraj are graduates from the National Institue of Fashion Technology in India, and together have won several awards for their graduate collections. The duo specializes in structured statement pieces with perfect asymmetrical precision.
Here’s how they originally looked on the runway…
And here’s how milady wears this designer…