Here is a quick review of the collections that stood out to me at India Bridal Fashion Week 2013 – Delhi Edition
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Shantanu & Nikhil
Shantanu and Nikhil’s titled “To Die For” in India Bridal Fashion Week, 2013 lived up to its theme.
This collection was all about delicate grace and elegance, everything that a new age Bride needs to look chic but still create flutters in hearts. I loved the use gold leaf booti embellishments and the pastel colors giving the whole collection a very dreamy look.
Jyotsna Tiwari’s ‘ELOHIM’ rocked fashion week with her collection inspired by the fun and festivities associated with weddings. Fun, vibrant colours, flirty cuts and prints all made an appearance on the runway. This collection was perfect for those brides who want a modern look with a pinch of culture.
Jacqueline Fernandez was the star of the show as she graced the runway wearing a strapless hot pink gown with detailed embroidery on the skirt and a flirty slit down the middle to reveal black-cropped trousers with pink fringing.
Kotwara by Merra Muzaffar Ali
‘The Mughal Bride’ by Meera and Muzaffar Ali was a mix of detailed classic nude colours, finished with some traditional bridal bling. The traditional gold plated frocks and long kameez showed elegance and beauty and made for a crisp and clean collection.
Designer Rohit Bal showcased a regal collection with cream coloured lehenga choli’s with gold embroidery and kundan jewellery. His ‘MulMul’ collection had simple yet majestic designs with emphasis on full-length Indian Silhouettes.
Actress Sonam Kapoor looked great in a gold and white lehenga with a dupatta along with matching accessories. The plain colors worked beautifully together giving her a look of seductive indulgence.
The collection showcase from Adarsh Gill was a vision of glamour and fusion were displayed on the catwalk along with geometric patterns, bold colours and statement motifs.
The gold plated corsets and simple trousers, which wrapped around the models and held together with a large motif showed a strong and empowering woman who wanted something very modern yet glamorous.
Suneet Varma’s collection was inspired from ancient Roman Empire with traditional headpieces and embellished lehengas. The collection was a regal mix of golden embellishments and was right fully called ‘The Golden Bracelet’.
I liked the silhouettes in this collection as it was a refreshing change from all the anarkalis, and flared lehengas in other collection, giving a bride to change to experiment with other dress forms.
As the grand finale show at India Bridal Fashion Week in Delhi, Tahiliani’s show was epitome of elegance and understated bling. The collection mainly consisted of pinks, ivory, beige’s and understated reds, as well as a few modern ensembles.
Bride-to-be model Lisa Haydon closed the show. I Loved the usage of veil in last few ensembles which was a mix Indian and western influence.
All in all a great week with lots of new trends for the coming wedding season and lot of new ideas for all the brides-to-be.