Every girl has got a dream – a dream of her life time to make her wedding day a lasting memory of her lifetime. And fashion designers should be blamed for making those girls believe that their dreams are going to become true.
With online shopping booming up so fast and with acclaimed fashion designers opening up their e-stores, it has also become easier even for small town girls to grab a designer bridal dress without having running from post to pillar.
Let us focus on top 5 bridal wear designers, who have changed the face of bridal wear and have given it a new definition. Fashion now exists in everything we put on. Indian designer bridal dresses are now a rage these days.
In a bid to look best on her D-day, a girl always focuses on shopping the best possible wedding saree or wedding lehenga as per her customs. Let us focus on top fashion designers, whose bridal collections are designed for brides from all walks of life.
Fashion Central India gives you a list of top 5 Indian bridal wear designers. Read on!
The name is enough. She is one of the most acclaimed fashion designers of India, who has won National Film Awards not once but 4 times because of her magnum opus creations, a perfect blend of traditional and contemporary designs. You would have seen some of her best works in Jodha Akbar. Her designs can make you look exactly you want in your way.
Although versatile, her forte lies in her bridal trousseau and her designs range from being simple to extravagant. Actresses heavily rely on her for their D-day. She has designed Aishawarya Rai’s wedding dress even. She can effortlessly design bridal wear fitting any culture, just like she created for Esha Deol a simmering red and gold Kanjeevaram saree.
Quite recently she showcased her bridal wear creations at the grand finale of Rajasthan Fashion Week.
Her collection was the perfect fusion of graceful cocktail gowns, anarkalis, saris and bridal lehengas beautifully adorned with varied embroideries. The creations were ideal for the brides who wanted to get married in the summer-monsoon season.
The shades of gold, ivory, black, pink, blue, red and green just magnified the look of the outfits. Besides, the correct usage of soft fabrics like silk, crepe, chiffon, georgette and net embedded with elegant embroidery provided that sophisticated look.
All of her designs were light-weight and were created keeping in mind the comfort level of the brides. Bollywood actress Sameera Reddy was the show stopper of her show, who was wearing a yellow and orange colored anarkali.
Ritu Kumar is the undisputed queen of Indian fashion industry, as her creations have always been par excellence and offer a perfect fusion of sophistication and euphoria. Her designs are always known be an amalgamation of contemporary and age-old Indian craftsmanship. This veteran fashion designer has been pivotal in helping the Indian fashion industry from its nascent stage to the form it is today.
Her bridal wear collections are always made up of rich fabrics like crepe, georgette, silk etc. With elaborate designs and embellishments, her mythical bridal wears can make any girl look stunning on her D-day.
Rajasthan Fashion Week was indeed a show worth-seeing with country’s leading fashion designers like Neeta Lulla and Ritu Kumar showcased the best of their bridal collections. The Padmashri awardee Ritu Kumar’s models sashayed the ramp donning her superb ensembles. The viewers were just mesmerized by her free-flowing ethnic silhouettes ranging from anarkalis, bridal saris and lehengas.
Here is what Ritu Kumar had to say
“The collection is all classical. Lot of layering has also been done on the garments. Short jackets and palazzos are perfect for the pre-wedding or post-wedding functions. Also the collection is for the young brides who prefer silhouettes that make them look young, modern and beautiful.”
He founded his studio in 1990. His signature creations have since then went on to become some of the most sought-after creations not only in India but globally as well. His creations are a fusion of elaborate textile, meticulous tailor-made designs and refined luxury. His creations include pret-a-porter, amplification and couture and bridal accessories, which are Desi in their comprehension yet international in their appeal.
He has reinvented the rich Indian heritage as contemporary high fashion through his masterly craftsmanship and the best-picked textiles from across the country and global as well. He is the first to introduce Italian pattern cutting and is popular for using digital textile printing. He effortlessly blends historical richness with contemporary chic.
Tarun Tahiliani’s wedding collection at India Bridal Week was elegance at its best. The glittering bronze gowns, saris and lehengas had the effect of a mind trip – surreal in how astounding they were.
His creations included paisley, old motifs and floral designs. Besides, they also radiated colors of pink, beige, off white and the time honored combination of green and maroon. We loved the waist belts worn around the saris which can give any bride a delicate look to the outfits on the whole.
The creations included crystals, flowing romantic gowns, lace and orchids. And the color story which he had opted was ideal for the wedding mood with reds as the forever predominant color while pink, peach, beige, fuchsia, rani pink, deep saffron, ivory, maroon and black were exhibited in perfect harmony. Embellishments were lavish with zardozi, sequins, antique gold work, clusters of crystals and appliqués which added to the exquisiteness of the garments.
Tahiliani’s collections mainly comprised of
- Keyhole jackets contemporary anarkalis in juicy citrus shades with meshes of Swarovski elements while thread work adding to the attractiveness of the designs
- Rococo, crystal chandelier lenghas and panelled long cholis
- The gold net crystal splashed bridal creation with lace fantasy
- Draped net saris with superb craftsmanship, self-designed brocade maroon saris with heavy crystal and sequined borders
- The eye-catching slim mermaid gown kurta, the draped net sari and sexy low back blouses
Tarun Tahiliani had this to say
“This exposition is a confluence of two great artisanal traditions in a unique fashion. European designers have always used Indian workmanship and now we will see a new fusion of Indian Couture using international construction with the finest weaves, embroideries, jewels, stones and techniques. Everything is luxurious, shapely, western silhouetted but with Indian sensibility. I’ve used colors like shell pink, ivory, reds and brown in fabrics like sheer tulle, velvet, georgette and soft net. I’ve used the finest of weaves, embroideries, jewels, stones and techniques. We have done saree drapes, anarkalis, lehengas with different shapes.”
Manish Malhotra is a household name in India. Since 1990 he bag his fashion designing career, he has gone on to become one of the most popular fashion designers Bollywood has ever had. He is one of the most favorite designers of almost all Bollywood actresses, including Kajol, the Kapoor sisters, Madhuri Dixit and Priyanka Chopra to name a few.
His bridal collections are just as gorgeous as his other couture designs. For almost all prominent events, celebs cling on to his creations heavily, be it for red carpet, marriage function or premiere.
Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla
We have already discussed about The Boys, as they are popularly being called, in our previous edition in length.
This designer duo who recently completed 26 years in the fashion industry are one of the most sought-after bridal wear designers of India. The Abu-Jaani wedding collection always stands for pure Indian comfort.
These designers are famed of hiring the best of karigars to complete the zardozi work on their delicate fabric which is then tailor-made superbly to create one of its kind designer bridal lehengas.
The Bachchans are a great fan of their and so is Dimple Kapadia’s family who are a die-hard fan of their work. They are the first of the designers to introduce the use of chikan work in bridal dresses. Their bridal collections are available at their stores in Mumbai, Delhi and London.