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Friday, December 6, 2013

Bridal Couture

By Smita Singh
Photography: Courtesy IBFW
 
Held from Nov 29- Dec 4, 2013, one could see a royal bride, gothic bride, Awadhi bride, a free-spirited bride and more... sashay down the ramp as top fashion gurus like JJ Valaya, Tarun Tahiliani, Raghavendra Rathore, Shantanu and Nikhil, Falguni and Shane Peacock, Rohit Bal, Ashima Leena, Meera and Muzaffar Ali, Neeta Lulla, Jyotsana Tiwari, Gaurav Gupta and Pallavi Jaikishan showcased their interpretation of bridal couture that maketh the modern-day bride.
JJ Vayala Collection  @AVIBFW 2013

Known as one of the Big 4 fashion events in India, India Bridal Fashion Week (AVIBFW) that concluded in Mumbai two days ago was the place, where the latest in bridal couture was forecast...

Held from Nov 29- Dec 4, 2013, one could see a royal bride, gothic bride, Awadhi bride, a free-spirited bride and more... sashay down the ramp as top fashion gurus like JJ ValayaTarun Tahiliani, Raghavendra Rathore, Shantanu and Nikhil, Falguni and Shane Peacock, Rohit Bal, Ashima Leena, Meera and Muzaffar Ali, Neeta Lulla, Jyotsana Tiwari, Gaurav Gupta and Pallavi Jaikishan showcased their interpretation of bridal couture that maketh the modern-day bride.

Held from Nov 29- Dec 4, 2013, one could see a royal bride, gothic bride, Awadhi bride, a free-spirited bride and more... sashay down the ramp as top fashion gurus like JJ Valaya, Tarun Tahiliani, Raghavendra Rathore, Shantanu and Nikhil, Falguni and Shane Peacock, Rohit Bal, Ashima Leena, Meera and Muzaffar Ali, Neeta Lulla, Jyotsana Tiwari, Gaurav Gupta and Pallavi Jaikishan showcased their interpretation of bridal couture that maketh the modern-day bride.
Pallavi Jaikishan Collection  @AVIBFW 2013

Amongst a melange of styles and drapes, IAnD identifies three emerging trends:

Held from Nov 29- Dec 4, 2013, one could see a royal bride, gothic bride, Awadhi bride, a free-spirited bride and more... sashay down the ramp as top fashion gurus like JJ Valaya, Tarun Tahiliani, Raghavendra Rathore, Shantanu and Nikhil, Falguni and Shane Peacock, Rohit Bal, Ashima Leena, Meera and Muzaffar Ali, Neeta Lulla, Jyotsana Tiwari, Gaurav Gupta and Pallavi Jaikishan showcased their interpretation of bridal couture that maketh the modern-day bride.
Rohit Bal Collection  @AVIBFW 2013

Contemporary Silhouettes: Designers like Rohit Bal had Elizabethan collars over jackets and lehenga tops, giving a very gothic feel to the garment; while Shantanu and Nikhil, Raghavendra Rathore, Gaurav Gupta and JJ Valaya had Grecian vive style gowns.

Held from Nov 29- Dec 4, 2013, one could see a royal bride, gothic bride, Awadhi bride, a free-spirited bride and more... sashay down the ramp as top fashion gurus like JJ Valaya, Tarun Tahiliani, Raghavendra Rathore, Shantanu and Nikhil, Falguni and Shane Peacock, Rohit Bal, Ashima Leena, Meera and Muzaffar Ali, Neeta Lulla, Jyotsana Tiwari, Gaurav Gupta and Pallavi Jaikishan showcased their interpretation of bridal couture that maketh the modern-day bride.
Shantanu and Nikhil Collection @AVIBFW 2013

Concept saris and lehengas: Shantanu and Nikhil also showcased sari drapes as a fashion concept. Pre-draped, easy to wear and contemporary concept saris were a popular choice with designers. Pallavi Jaikishan showcased lehenga dresses and lehenga saris in her trademark floral indulgence. While Gaurav Gupta’s collection called ‘Lightfall’ displayed his avant-garde fare, replete with sari gowns and lehenga combos.

Held from Nov 29- Dec 4, 2013, one could see a royal bride, gothic bride, Awadhi bride, a free-spirited bride and more... sashay down the ramp as top fashion gurus like JJ Valaya, Tarun Tahiliani, Raghavendra Rathore, Shantanu and Nikhil, Falguni and Shane Peacock, Rohit Bal, Ashima Leena, Meera and Muzaffar Ali, Neeta Lulla, Jyotsana Tiwari, Gaurav Gupta and Pallavi Jaikishan showcased their interpretation of bridal couture that maketh the modern-day bride.
Falguni and Shane Peacock Collection  @AVIBFW 2013

Held from Nov 29- Dec 4, 2013, one could see a royal bride, gothic bride, Awadhi bride, a free-spirited bride and more... sashay down the ramp as top fashion gurus like JJ Valaya, Tarun Tahiliani, Raghavendra Rathore, Shantanu and Nikhil, Falguni and Shane Peacock, Rohit Bal, Ashima Leena, Meera and Muzaffar Ali, Neeta Lulla, Jyotsana Tiwari, Gaurav Gupta and Pallavi Jaikishan showcased their interpretation of bridal couture that maketh the modern-day bride.
Tarun Tahaliani Collection  @AVIBFW 2013

Structured Jackets: The conventional drape of flowing saris and lehengas in the collection of JJ Valaya, Raghavendra Rathore, Ashima Leena, Rohit Bal were teamed with an incredible array of cropped and closed jackets and waistcoats that gave a new, chic twist to the flowing yards of fabric.

Held from Nov 29- Dec 4, 2013, one could see a royal bride, gothic bride, Awadhi bride, a free-spirited bride and more... sashay down the ramp as top fashion gurus like JJ Valaya, Tarun Tahiliani, Raghavendra Rathore, Shantanu and Nikhil, Falguni and Shane Peacock, Rohit Bal, Ashima Leena, Meera and Muzaffar Ali, Neeta Lulla, Jyotsana Tiwari, Gaurav Gupta and Pallavi Jaikishan showcased their interpretation of bridal couture that maketh the modern-day bride.
JJ Valaya Collection  @AVIBFW 2013

The men were not forgotten; interestingly designers focussed on layered angrakhas, dhoti styled lowers created with Kanjivaram saris with fine detailing as part of their collection in lots of whites, off whites, gold, silver, beige and champagne. The classic bandhgala was given an update with a jersey stole.
 
Held from Nov 29- Dec 4, 2013, one could see a royal bride, gothic bride, Awadhi bride, a free-spirited bride and more... sashay down the ramp as top fashion gurus like JJ Valaya, Tarun Tahiliani, Raghavendra Rathore, Shantanu and Nikhil, Falguni and Shane Peacock, Rohit Bal, Ashima Leena, Meera and Muzaffar Ali, Neeta Lulla, Jyotsana Tiwari, Gaurav Gupta and Pallavi Jaikishan showcased their interpretation of bridal couture that maketh the modern-day bride.
Jyotsna Tiwari Collection  @AVIBFW 2013

Overall, the collections sought an unmistakable oomph factor; perhaps a cue from societal goings-on; neither too coy, nor brazen; just perfectly sexy demure, confident and very aware of their sexuality.  

5 comments :

  1. Stunning show! Stunning clothes! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  2. Wore my new dress at a wedding and received a lot of compliments for it. Beautiful dress for a beautiful girl they say :-). It fits perfectly and looks good on me.

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  3. A special day for every women, to achieve the most beautiful look, these kind of quality fabric dress is must preferred by the brides.

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  4. very creative idea of bridal lehenga and these are making the show fabulous

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  5. Interesting post. I Have Been wondering about this issue, so thanks for posting. Pretty cool post.It 's really very nice and Useful post.Thanks

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