Wednesday, July 31, 2013

India Bridal Fashion Week 2013, Day 2: Jyotsna Tiwari & Meera and Muzaffar Ali

Three shows took place on Day 2 of India Bridal Fashion Week 2013, but only 2 caught my eye: Jyotsna Tiwari for her use of rich and bright colours, and Meera & Muzaffer Ali for their use of neutral tones and rich embroidery and fabrics.

Jyotsna Tiwari

Trendy and fashion forward, this collection broke away from the others we've seen so far with the use of gorgeous colours and varying cuts. From the peplum tops paired with contrasting A- line and umbrella cut skirts to create a modern take on bridal fashion, to the naked arms which have been hidden away by sleeves in most collections for the past few years- we’re seeing a difference with this collection when compared to the rest. Many of the items aren't overly embroidered, and the pieces which are, are paired with a simpler complimenting items which calm the outfit down – for example a heavily embroidered skit with an un-embroidered blouse. It would, however, have been nice to see something a bit different than a peplum top as these have been around for a few years now and, if anything, holds the modernity of the collection back.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

India Bridal Fashion Week 2013: Day 1; JJ Valaya and Shantanu & Nikhil

An Indian bride-to-be's haven, India Bridal Fashion Week started off with a bang showcasing two of India's prominent and popular designers: JJ Valaya and Shantanu & Nikhil. Both stood out in their own way, one for it's heavy embroidery and design and the other for a more minimalistic and monochromatic inspired theme. 

JJ Valaya

Using a mix of fabrics and cuts, JJ Valaya presented a collection using beautiful fabrics and patterns. Though the pieces in the collection don't seem to follow a certain theme or inspiration, the heavy embroidery keeps up to his name as we have seen in many of his collections before.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

IIFA 2013

Some stunning outfits at IIFA 2013 with strong use of metallics and beading. Loving the intricate embroidery on each item as well as the fact that the hair is styled cleanly away from the face.