This year’s India Bridal Fashion Week has been very inspiring with some rich and vibrant colours being displayed on the ramp. A range of style statements was up for show and enough variety to soothe the most jaded palette. In this post, we look at a few who shone out at the event this year.
Jyotsana Tiwari had a very elegant and practical collection (which might I say for a change is very very welcome). Her colour palette indulged in soft pinks and glimmering gold’s, for the bride to be. While for the cocktail evening’s she drew inspiration from yesteryear Bollywood actress Mumtaz’s style in her very popular song Aaj kal tere mere. Her show was called “under the stars” and was reflected in the tulle borders, anarkalis and strapless gowns in mermaid shapes. Her showstopper was Esha Gupta. Dressed in a pastel peach strapless gown with a netted veil covering her face.
While Miss Tiwari was all about the contemporary design, designer couple, Meera and Muzaffar Ali presented a collection that drew references from history. A vision of historic grandeur was presented using mukaish worked lehengas, anarkalis with velvet detailing, and patterned georgette drapes.
The grand event ended with JJ Valaya’s collection titled ‘The Nautch of Fez’ presented by jewellery brand AZVA. To reflect the grandness (I guess) of the event the set up was equally grand. It resembled a Middle Eastern inner palace, complete with golden pillars, chandeliers and hooded soldiers guarding the chambers. Valaya colour palette was vibrant with fiery yellows, orange, turquoise, red hues, and cream and black classics.
From lehengas to jackets, cocktail saris to anarkalis, the women’s wear marked celebration with its embroidery, jail work patterns and colour palette. The men’s range was impressive as well, and included long sherwanis with architectural patterns and embroidery on the lapels, churidars and kurtas.
Our only grouch, why do we not focus on details, like the fit of the garments, length of ramps, the visual aspect of creating a beautiful walkway for lovely pictures, etc.