Fashionistas, brides and grooms to be, behold! From what to walk down the aisle in and what to be seen in, to that dress which will make you go week in the knees, make you say “I do” or renew your vows – here’s a roundup on the standout pieces from the Aamby Valley India Bridal Fashion Week 2012 that we suggest you pick for the big day.
Who: Falguni & Shane Peacock
We heart: Fish tails with 3D embroidery, feathered boleros, peek-a-boo backs and the fusion pieces that appeal to the western as well as ethnic bride.
We heart: The rani haar, haath phool, spiral earrings, mix of cuffs and kadas, and the sea of shimmering gold.
Who: Pallavi Jaikishan
We heart: The marriage of flirty and traditional, tonal appliqués, hand painting on French jacquard, ghagras with matching stoles, 4 versions of the sari for the fashion-forward bride.
Who: Gaurav Gupta
We heart: Unconventional silhouettes, pre-stitched sari-gowns, moulded mermaid-esque creations, and a collection of seductive gowns in Lurex, lamé and jersey.
Who: Mandira Wirk
We heart: Sheer, layered legengas, lamé shararas, floor-skimming anarkalis with jackets, and a fabulous wealth of crafts (meenakari, gota, mirror work) from the Pink City.
Who: Neeta Lulla
We heart: Sexy gowns with fish trails, trench coats over belted lace sarees, ruffled blouse-saree-chudidar trios and kanjeevaram weaves with a difference.
Who: Rohit Bal
We heart: The kashmiri work on muslin, Victorian collars, hipster bridal maxis, wide cowled dhotis, multi-tiered kurtas, the pleating, the crinkling, and the drama.
Sensational silhouettes, check. Ethereal aesthetics, check. Orgasmic appeal, check. D-Day worthy?