The past month in New Delhi, India has been hectic with glitz and glam all for the wedding season of decadent brides and even more spectacular weddings. What did we miss? A lot of glamour, that’s what! With 14 couturiers, we captured blinding made-to-order fashion for our brides-to-be. We’ve seen tons of jewel tone details, intricate gold embellishments and traditional motifs this year. We’ve got to say, with all the exclusive designers, Manish Malhotra was quite spectacular, with a very extensive glass-like runway, dim light reflecting the sparkle of the champagne gold gowns, and of course, slaying the runways with showstopper celebrities and outfits!
Designer Monisha Jaising also had an incredible opening to the show, with a traditional South Indian dance to welcome the collection. The music was a classical Indian and dubstep mix, with tons of soft blue steel references and burgundy mixes. We’ve seen great ornamented asymmetrical cuts on evening wear and so much sheen! For designers like Anita Dongre, it was about the embroidery and traditional motifs used in ancient India, keeping heritage alive. Her collection was a little more environmentally friendly. With every gown sold, a tree would be planted to commemorate the gown’s significance. Designers like Rahul Mishra used architecture as an inspiration, keeping it sustainable in terms of fabric and designs.
Designer Tarun Tahiliani wanted to make bridal wear more wearable; for multiple wear usage, so the pieces could be mixed and matched for more durability and consistency. These designers specialize in hand-made embroidery and true traditional couture, keeping versatility as the key for 2017. Besides, who wants to wear an outfit just once? Designer Rina Dhaka had also collaborated with a non-profit group, specializing in contributions to the refuge of female births and protection of young girls in India. A percentage of proceeds would go to The Smile Foundation. The show, sponsored by the Fashion Design Council of India, was the 10th year anniversary of Couture Week. As the President of FDCI, Sunil Sethi said, “there will be many more magical events offering irreplaceable indulgence.” We can’t wait!
The Bridal Couture & Bespoke Menswear Collection 2017/18. Showcasing at India Couture Week on 26th July 2017, New Delhi @thefdci Location Courtesy: @sujanluxury #SUJANRajmahalPalace #RajmahalPalace#RelaisChateaux #Jaipur Jewellery: @amrapalijewels @shriharidiagems #TarunTahiliani #Couture #BridalWear #Bespoke #Couture2017 #Tarakanna #Menswear #IndianWear #TTxSwarovski #TraditionalWear