The much awaited and highly anticipated India Couture Week 2016 finally came to an end, to which we cross our hearts and swear that, the bridal collection was purely divine and modern. The ace designers showcased the best of their best bridal creations on the runway and turned the show into an extravagant wedding sight.
Take a look here at the stunning concepts of bridal wear displayed by our favorite designers.
The veteran designer Anita Dongre stepped onto the India Couture Week 2016 runway for the first time in four years, to display her ‘Epic Love’ collection. The inspiration behind this compilation were the Mughal gardens, where a young gypsy bride Nayantara, roamed in free-spirit dressed in traditional yet contemporary style. Anita Dongre’s collection like always was purely divine and thoroughly approachable. Right from cropped tops, long floor length capes, belted saris and many more were presented to the audience. With her favorite gota patti embellishments and chintz-inspired prints, the collection looked gorgeous.
A touch of bohemian style, colors of blue and black and deep reds, versatile separates and fringe finished saris swiveled the Indian ethnic style to give it a bit modern look.
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The ace designer Tarun Tahiliani set the mood of the ICW 2016 with his ‘The Last Dance Of the Courtesan’, a true ode to the nautch girls or tawaifs from the royalty era of India, who are often misunderstood and misjudged. From traditional anarkali, kurta and pyjama, to heavier silhouettes, he created magic on the runway. In fabrics like tulle, velvet, Georgette, chiffon and sheer silk, topped with Swarovski embellishments and zardozi, gota, aari and sitara embroideries, he cast a durbar appeal with pleated jackets, extravagant skirts, saris and lehengas. His rich color palette had beige, pink, salmon, cream, orange, red and emerald green.
The renowned Kathak dancer Manjari Chaturvedi opened and closed the show in a peach-pink lehenga embellished in Swarovski.
The designer, Reynu Tandon brought grandeur and majesty to the India Couture Week 2016 show with her ‘Kamangari’ collection. The entire compilation were strongly based and inspired from the royalty of Rajasthani artwork. In truly bridal shades like orange and red, most of the collection was designed. The fabulous lehengas, the flared anarkalis were the striking features of the presentation.
Divya Khosla Kumar walked the ramp for Reynu Tandon in a striking deep red lehenga choli. She thoroughly accessorized to carry the perfect bride look.
Rimple And Harpreet Narula
The spectacular collection of Rimple and Harpreet Narula cast a very enticing and magnetic feel on the runway of ICW 2016. Their bridal lehengas and anarkali were truly inspired from nature and architecture. The most noticeable color is ivory with bold prints, intricate embroidery which is quite different from regular bridal concept. Also spotted were reds and blues with gold detailing designed into fringe blouses, jackets and skirts. The motifs were their striking feature which expressed different tale on each garment.
Yami Gautam walked the ramp for the designers and stunned us all. She looked hypnotic in a midnight blue and gold lehenga.
The ‘Vintage Garden’ collection of the designer, Varun Bahl spoke a heavy floral dialect on the runway. It looked merely like a bouquet in sophisticated colors, textures and patterns. Ranging from blouses, long skirts and anarkalis embedded with beads and carved with heavy embroidery, the collection looked elegant and flora rich. The hues scattered from soft pastels to bold ones like mustard, black etc.
Rahul Mishra played with season of the year and displayed his collection’ Monsoon Diaries’ at the ICW 2016. He expressed that the collection is an inspiration from the German biologist and artist Ernst Haecke’s work ‘Kunstformen der Natur’, the art forms of nature. In fabrics like khadi, organza, chanderi, merino wool and georgette, he showcased garments in soothing shades of green, browns and indigo. The compilation included lehengas, anarkalis, saris, gowns and kurtas with palazzos.
The fashion designer who is known for her heavily embellished capes showered the eternal beauty of romance on the runway with her ‘When Time Stood Still’ collection at the fourth season of ICW 2016. The traditional embroidery styles like kalamkari, dori work and zardozi were seen on the modern cuts based collection. The theme strongly displayed a modern bride who yearned for a traditional touch, was yet not hesitant to experiment with different colors. We found lovely patterned shararas, saris, capes, coats and skirts in the collection.
Sonam Kapoor, the B-town fashionista was spotted on the front row in support of the designer. Elegance and gorgeousness was oozing out of her mien in the beautiful Anamika Khanna outfit.
The innovative designer Rohit Bal brought to delight his luxury fashion collection ‘Kehkashaan’, a blend of Russia and India cultures and craftsmanship. His collection had extraordinary lehengas, anarkalis and beautiful robes and gowns. Birds and floral motifs were greatly at display in hues of white, black and wine. The headgear worn by Czars and Czarinas of Russia was also showcased to add more beauty to the collection. He completed the concept of bridal couture with illuminating accessories from Shri Ram Hari Ram jewellers.
The ‘Begum-e-Jannat’ collection of the designer, Manav Gangwani, made the debut of the label in India on the runway at the ICW 2016. The old world romance and charm was portrayed artistically and succeeded in capturing the attention of the crowd. In royal shades like emerald green, blue, red. ivory, gold and blacks, he articulated an entire collection gorgeously. The patterns involved off-shoulders, crossovers, ruffles and floral that is trending with the modern bride.
Kangana Ranaut walked the ramp for the designer, dressed in a deep maroon lehenga choli with mirror work. She looked breathtaking in the outfit with minimal makeup and irreplaceable curls.
This season’s ICW 2016 collection was truly marvelous. If you liked any particular designers’ collection, let us know in the comments section below.
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