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Day 1 at BMW India Bridal Week: Abu Jani & Sandeep Khosla's Varanasi Collection!

BY The WMG Bride | 08 Aug, 2015 | 5100 views | 2 min read

Battling rains, traffic snarls and weather that made sure nobody's hair looked great, we reached DLF Emporio for Day 1 of IBFW. Another day, another bridal fashion week. Opened by genius show-masters  Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla, we were presented a unique fashion tableau as they paid homage to Varanasi, one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world. For what its worth , this was definitely the kind of start you want to a fashion week.

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