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Bridal Trends at BMW India Bridal Fashion Week 2014
The latest trends in Indian bridal clothing on the ramp
Some of the latest trends seen on the ramp at the India Bridal Fashion Week 2014. The shows included collections by some of the best indian designers like Tarun Tahiliani and Suneet Verma. The styling of these designers is exquisite, and they are considered the best from India.
The styles reflected the trends for the upcoming bridal season. The colours, embroidery and the silhouettes are the focus of this page.
BMW India Bridal Fashion Week 2014
The 2014 edition of the India Bridal Fashion Week has been sponsored by the car maker BMW and hence has been called the BMW India Bridal Fashion Week. The event is taking place in August and has a lot of participating designers.
Of course, if there is Indian fashion and designers, there have to be Bollywood celebrities walking the ramp as their show-stoppers. This is very much a part and parcel of the show.
This year, the event lasts 5 days and is going to feature around 15 designers displaying their collections.
Luxurious Detailing and Vibrant Colours
Of course no Indian Wedding would be complete without the bride looking absolutely stunning in her finery and a beautifully embellished lehenga. The style of a traditional lehenga tends to follow standard guidelines in that there are multiple panels and each panel is heavily embroidered.
This trend was continued on the ramp at the BMW IBFW by the designers and the styles on show did not dissapoint. I found the use of bright and non-traditional colours like Blue, Grey, etc. to be a refreshing change. It has been a long time since the traditional Red, Yellow and Pink, have dominated the bride's looks. Time to experiment and have some fun with colour!
Traditional Bridal Lenghas and Bridal Sarees were the garment of choice for the designers. Not as many Anarkali suits as have been seen in the previous shows.
Brides having Fun
Indian bridal clothes are usually heavy, bulky and do not give the bride the freedom to move and dance. But it's probably one of the most important days in a bride's life - so why shouldn't she have fun and dance all night long ?
Gauri & Nainika have realised this and created a collection that is beautiful, yet playful at the same time. A collection that is not bogged down by heavy embroidery, but one that relies on a stunning silhouette and playful accessories, is perfect for a bride that is looking to dance the night away.
I like this collection because it is simple, elegant and absolutely international - it can be worn by brides anywhere in the world!
Jackets for Men are traditionally made from fabrics that are not supple and flawy, but with fabrics that have more structure and are rigid - like linen or even jute.
A refreshing change was the use of a luxurious material like velvet for men. These jackets were detailed with contrasting embroidery (isn't everything in Indian bridal fashion!) that made the jacket look very rich and had a great feel.
These jackets are going to be popular, but only for special occasions, not for everyday use. Although I can think of some Bollywood actors who could easily pull this off for an evening out at the theatre.
Unusual Silhouettes for Men
There were a lot of different silhouettes and styles. One of the styles that stood out for me was the use of long jackets combined with long kurta's. This resulted in an almost lehenga like feel for the men. The picture is from Tarun Tahiliani's collection, and I think is very chic because of the use of colours and the embroidered detailing.
The look is very subtle, elegant and extremely classy. It does look a little feminine to me, but that could be because of the overall look of the model. Combined in the right way, this is a style that is bound to stand out.
This trend is certainly one to watch out for both on and off the ramp - a lot of celebrities are going to be wearing jackets like these for their key appearances I think.
Some of the Styles on Show - Designers included Tarun Tahiliani, Raghvendra Rathore, Ashima and Leena, Gauri & Nainika, Suneet VermaClick thumbnail to view full-size
Shows at the India Bridal Fashion Week 2014
Beautiful styles, stunning collection and even more beautiful shows - what else can you ask for from a Fashion Week about Indian bridal collections?
Favourite Show? - Had a favourite show from the India Bridal Fashion Week?
I narrowed your choices to two of my favourite shows from the event
Best Presented Show