With some of the top designers in the industry, the Lakmé Fashion Week Summer Resort 2018 was a plethora of bridal inspiration for the new age bride who is in search of chic and effortless bridal ensembles. For everyone who missed out on witnessing the stunning designer showcase, here’s a roundup of the season’s best bridal wear.
Amoh by JADE
Inspired by the royal descendants of the mountain God – Niyam Raja of the Niyamgiri hill in Odisha, Amoh’s collection is resplendent with the opulence of contemporary pret couture. The line is a dream for a bride who is all about earthy elegance. The subtle embroidery paired with easy flowy silhouettes creates a chic look.
Chic ensembles in organza by Amoh by JADE
Titled “Songs of Summer”, Anita Dongre’s collection takes inspiration from tall beautiful trees, gentle swaying branches, flowers in full bloom, playful butterflies, and flitting fireflies. Her latest range with its soft colors, light fabrics, delicate handwork with dashes of zardosi and Gotta Patti is utterly romantic and fit for an ethereal summer bride.
Pastel bridal wear by Anita Dongre
In her Spring/Resort 2018 Anushree Reddy depicts classic florals by hand drawn and tone on tone thread work embroidery and pairs it up with zardozi to infuse the charm of traditional artistry. Soft fabrics like sheer organzas, pure silks, and khadi cotton are used with a palette of pinks for the flower child bride.
Floral lehengas in pastels by Anushree Reddy
Off-shouldered blouses, capes with cold shoulders, dhotis, skirts and ruffled dupattas made their presence felt in Jayanti Reddy’s classy and edgy collection labeled “Life In Monochrome”. With tassels, scalloped hemlines and intricate work, this collection of bridal wear effortlessly combines style, elegance, and glamour for the fuss free bride.
A grey palette bridal wear by Jayanti Reddy
House of Kotwara by Meera and Muzaffar Ali
“Samanzar – A Garden of Flowers” was a showcase of the beauty of the Awadhi craft. Think delicate Chikankari, Zardosi embroidery, Aari and Muqquaish work. The collection brought with it a choice of fabrics like fine muslin, sheer chiffons rich velvets and brocades to add to its exotic regal charm.
Elegant ivory bridal ensembles by House of Kotwara
Steeped in history, Payal Singhal’s “Saira” traces the influence of Islamic motifs on art, textiles, and architecture. The designer showcased flowy silhouettes with jaali work and antique embroidery on indigo fabrics perfect for sangeet ceremonies.
Indigo outfits with jaali work by Payal Singhal
Shyamal and Bhumika
The designer duo’s “Wonderland”, a luxury Prét bridal collection, was an interpretation of an enchanted wedding ceremony. Lush hand-woven silks, satin, and tulle in serene pastels like pink, grey, violet and blue, were embellished with beads, crystals, and pearls. The collection with its glorious aesthetics held a dream-like quality fit for nuptials that are straight out of a fairytale.
Pearl and crystal embellished bridal outfits by Shyamal and Bhumika
This season SVA took its inspiration from Kerala and the conspicuous qualities of the Dahlia flower that symbolizes elegance and dignity. While the collection takes form on silks and organza and intricate motifs translated onto outfits with elaborate gold hand embroidery. With sunset orange, salmon pink, forest green and desert-sand beige dominating the palette, this line is ideal for a contemporary bride.
Bridal ensembles in oranges and peaches by SVA by Sonam and Paras Modi
For his line draws its inspiration from “Tarakanna” or stardust Tarun Tahiliani brought the romance and fantasy of florals and the Milky Way along with an ethereal flavor of his signature, layered and weightless fashion. The Swarovski-laden pieces, representing constellations and cosmos, are perfect for a ceremony that’s about glamour and style.
Whimsical bridal creations by Tarun Tahiliani