Alia’s highlights from Indian Bridal Fashion Week – Weeks 1 to 3

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I was so excited to see what was showcased on the ramp at Indian Bridal Fashion Week! From July 23 to 28 some of India’s hottest designers presented the latest bridal trends.

If you are getting married soon and want to have the most up to date bridal look, check out the highlights of the week for inspiration!

The event was presented by FASHION ONE. There objective is to develop the long- term sustainability of the Indian fashion Industry by building marketing, branding and retail capabilities and profiling Indian talent on an international platform.

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Meera and Muzaffar Ali – Week 1

I loved the make up and styling at the show Kotwara by Meera and Muzaffar Ali. They showcased a range of exotic bridal wear gently textured with pearls on oriental forms. The looks they created reminded me of classic elegant late 1920’s Bollywood films. I especially loved the use of pearls which I have started to introduce in my wardrobe.

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JJ Valaya: The Maharaja of Madrid   – Week 2

The opening of Indian Bridal Week, 2013 Delhi Edition was by the renowned couturier whose name is synonymous with Opulence, royalty, and rich cultural heritage of India, especially, when it comes to Haute couture. JJ Valaya marked the beginning of this extravagant bridal week with his grand show ‘The Maharaja of Madrid.’ The show was a visual treat for the audience about a factitious voyage of a Monarch who was fascinated by the Spanish art, customs and forms.

The show featured pieces inspired by the laces found in Spanish fans and headgears. It also displayed grandeur of Indian Jewels juxtaposed with beautiful ensembles like sarees, long-collared coats over sarees in ivory. The big floral, jacquard embroidered lehengas inspired by Spanish tradition were really seen beautifully blended with Indian attires.

To conclude the show, Kabir bedi walked the ramp in royal, long, velvet sherwani with heavy intricate gold work all over, together with thread work at hems and borders. It was was teamed with a turban and kali. The second show stopper of the evening was Kangana Ranaut, who showed up in floor sweeping lehenga in gold work, with the incorporation of paisley patterns.




Rina Dhaka  – Week 3

“Silhouettes become smooth and precise, they add structure to the free flowing” was the philosophy behind this particular collection of Rina Dhaka. Sophie Chaudhary opened the show donned in a beautiful mirror work bustier with an attached panel extending till her navel, teamed up with appliqué patchwork sharara. Rina Dhaka’s collection- ‘Free Spirited Bride’ was a play of textures, embroidery, opulence and style with panache.

Patchwork, gotha work and traditional kamdani work ruled her collection. Neutral shades were beautifully paired with brighter hues to give a stark contrast in the outfits. Flared pants and voluminous skirts were the integral part of her collection. High collared multicoloured tops, shimmering net shararas, short anarkalis teamed with beautiful patch work churidaars, appliqué work on net were some of the highlights of her collection.


Alia Raffia
Fashion & Beauty Editor for Wedding Asia and Asian Leader

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