IBFW: Hot colours, new looks, WTFashion moments & more…

IBFW: Hot colours, new looks, WTFashion moments & more…

Aamby Valley India Bridal Fashion Week Delhi 2013 drew to an end last week, so here’s a quick look at some “trends” I observed from the various shows.

Brides want to try new styles…
A whole new set of designers are experimenting with bridal wear and creating radically new looks for the modern Indian bride. While Falguni & Shane Peacock did a goth bride, Shantanu-Nikhil used sharp silhouettes and unusual neckline shapes for their bridal outfits. (Below: Neha Dhupia for Falguni & Shane Peacock, Shantanu-Nikhil)

Neha Dhupia for Falguni & Shane Peacock at India Bridal Fashion Week

Shantanu & Nikhil at India Bridal Fashion Week Delhi 2013

… While some designers look at the past
Mughal, Renaissance and Kotwara influences- the days of yore fascinate designers, brides and fashion-loving Indians in equal measure. (Below: Meera Muzaffar Ali, Ashima-Leena)

Meera Muzaffar Ali at India Bridal Fashion Week

Ashima Leena at India Bridal Fashion Week Delhi 2013 (2)

Hot colours for brides are oranges and nudes
Jewel tones like rich purple, bright blue and peacock green have almost disappeared from most designers’ colour palette, in favour of orange, coral and peach shades, with nude, ivory and beige. Must say that some shades of orange I saw on the ramp were delicious. 😉 (Below: Ashima-Leena; Tarun Tahiliani)

Ashima Leena at India Bridal Fashion Week Delhi 2013

 

Tarun Tahiliani-India Bridal Fashion Week

 

Gold is still the black of Indian bridal wear
Embellishments are golden… ’nuff said. Us Indians will always be obsessed with the yellow metal.  (Below: Sonam Kapoor for Rohit Bal; Suneet Varma)

Sonam Kapoor for Rohit Bal at India Bridal Fashion Week

Suneet Varma at India Bridal Fashion Week

 

Fashion weeks will never be short of WTFashion moments
From Rina Dhaka’s overtly kitsch collection to some sort of headbands at Adarsh Gill, ramp shows will always have some seriously WTFashion styles. (Below: Adarsh Gill, Rina Dhaka)

Adarsh Gill at India Bridal Fashion Week

Models for Rina Dhaka- India Bridal Fashion Week

What did you think of the collections at Aamby Valley India Bridal Fashion Week?

Synergy1 Delhi Couture Week highlights: Rich colours, luxe opulence and lots of glamour

Synergy1 Delhi Couture Week came to an end Monday evening, and we bring you top highlights of the fashion week.

Jewel tones and romantic touches at Adarsh Gill

Adarsh Gill’s signature red sparkled on the ramp with jewel tones, kindling romance with the lyrical flow of her saris to the fitted form of evening gowns. The key theme was royal opulence.

Adarsh Gill at Synergy1 Delhi Couture Week  Adarsh Gill at Synergy1 Delhi Couture Week

Vintage Indian charm at Ashima-Leena

Deisgner duo Ashima-Leena evoked the richness of Indian fashion of the days of yore with voluminous, old gold  brocades, muted brights, layering fabrics and silhouettes, and refined and restrained embellishment.

Ashima _ Leena at Synergy1 Delhi Couture Week Ashima _ Leena at Synergy1 Delhi Couture Week

Ashima _ Leena with Sharmila Tagore at Synergy1 Delhi Couture Week

Voluminous silhouettes, visions of splendour by Manav Gangwani

Manav Gangwani’s A Timeless Affaire created silhouettes of effortless elegance, warrior woman- like exaggerated collar detail and armour-like structures, sheer voluminous skirts, flowing gowns, flared lehengas, novel anarkalis, juxtaposed with the sari.

The designer also used Swarovski Elements with exquisite embroidery and gota work to evoke timeless glamour.

 Manav Gangwani at Synergy1 Delhi Couture Week

Manav Gangwani at Synergy1 Delhi Couture Week

Steamy colours and range of embellishments at Suneet Varma

Suneet Varma’s Kamasutra collection invoked passion with its deep red, orange and fuschias. Embellished metallic bras were paired with flowing skirts, while traditional Zardozi koti shrugs paired with sheer skirts and saris. Lace-embroidered saris in deep blues, gray and blacks, were embellished with mirror work and intricate ribbon rosettes. Pale nudes with aari and pearl embroidery portrayed the fresh and feminine side of the sensuous woman, while kundan work also appeared on the ramp.

Suneet Varma at Synergy1 Delhi Couture Week 2011  Suneet Varma at Synergy1 Delhi Couture Week 2011

Suneet Varma at Synergy1 Delhi Couture Week 2011

French inspiration by Varun Bahl

Marie Antoinette was Varun Bahl’s muse for this collection. Corset blouses, velvet shoes and gorgeous jackets played the French game on the Indian wear collection. Dominant colours were green, pink, red, maroon and cream.

Varun Bahl at Synergy1 Delhi Couture Week 2011

Which collection did you like most at Synergy1 Delhi Couture Week 2011?

Synergy1 Delhi Couture Week highlights: Rich colours, luxe opulence and lots of glamour

Synergy1 Delhi Couture Week came to an end Monday evening, and we bring you top highlights of the fashion week.

Jewel tones and romantic touches at Adarsh Gill

Adarsh Gill’s signature red sparkled on the ramp with jewel tones, kindling romance with the lyrical flow of her saris to the fitted form of evening gowns. The key theme was royal opulence.

Adarsh Gill at Synergy1 Delhi Couture Week  Adarsh Gill at Synergy1 Delhi Couture Week

Vintage Indian charm at Ashima-Leena

Deisgner duo Ashima-Leena evoked the richness of Indian fashion of the days of yore with voluminous, old gold  brocades, muted brights, layering fabrics and silhouettes, and refined and restrained embellishment.

Ashima _ Leena at Synergy1 Delhi Couture Week Ashima _ Leena at Synergy1 Delhi Couture Week

Ashima _ Leena with Sharmila Tagore at Synergy1 Delhi Couture Week

Voluminous silhouettes, visions of splendour by Manav Gangwani

Manav Gangwani’s A Timeless Affaire created silhouettes of effortless elegance, warrior woman- like exaggerated collar detail and armour-like structures, sheer voluminous skirts, flowing gowns, flared lehengas, novel anarkalis, juxtaposed with the sari.

The designer also used Swarovski Elements with exquisite embroidery and gota work to evoke timeless glamour.

 Manav Gangwani at Synergy1 Delhi Couture Week

Manav Gangwani at Synergy1 Delhi Couture Week

Steamy colours and range of embellishments at Suneet Varma

Suneet Varma’s Kamasutra collection invoked passion with its deep red, orange and fuschias. Embellished metallic bras were paired with flowing skirts, while traditional Zardozi koti shrugs paired with sheer skirts and saris. Lace-embroidered saris in deep blues, gray and blacks, were embellished with mirror work and intricate ribbon rosettes. Pale nudes with aari and pearl embroidery portrayed the fresh and feminine side of the sensuous woman, while kundan work also appeared on the ramp.

Suneet Varma at Synergy1 Delhi Couture Week 2011  Suneet Varma at Synergy1 Delhi Couture Week 2011

Suneet Varma at Synergy1 Delhi Couture Week 2011

French inspiration by Varun Bahl

Marie Antoinette was Varun Bahl’s muse for this collection. Corset blouses, velvet shoes and gorgeous jackets played the French game on the Indian wear collection. Dominant colours were green, pink, red, maroon and cream.

Varun Bahl at Synergy1 Delhi Couture Week 2011

Which collection did you like most at Synergy1 Delhi Couture Week 2011?