Bridal Asia 2010
The recent event in Delhi proves that bridal couture is high up on the style charts
Raghavendra's designs reflect old world charm, especially the rich Jodhpuri heritage and tradition. In his latest collection he has used a diverse mix of materials, textures and embellishments.
This collection is a fusion of 50s Hollywood glamour and contemporary Indian couture. Siddartha chose to have his clothes modelled by his friends. Needless to say, his collection was well-received.
In her Bridal Asia collection, Rina re-invents luxury without sacrificing simplicity. Her designs focus on perforations, interweaving, tangles and fringes. She also cleverly presents the floral motifs in a cobweb mesh embellished with pearls and beads.
Bhairavi's line is a vibrant ensemble of anarkalis, kurtas, saris and lehengas right for both weddings and festivals. Bright colours in ombre and contrast effects off-set the more traditional silhouettes and cuts.
Arjun Khanna's designs for his Sona collection are all about grandeur, vintage extravagance and the traditional rajwada style. Vintage style sherwanis and kurtas are recreated with the prominent hues being antique gold, beige and metallic copper.
FALGUNI & SHANE PEACOCK
The Peacocks love to dress their woman in ultra-feminine and glamorous clothes. Their wedding finery is embellished with diamantes, feathers, intricate embroidery and semiprecious stones and they experiment with fabrics like net, crepes, chiffons and satins.
Pallavi's Bridal Asia collection is aimed at all the functions of a wedding and therefore comprise everything from short kurtas and anarkalis to saris and lehengas. She has used French tape crystals on her embroidery, thus ensuring her creations are almost weightless!
Often called 'The couture queen of Pakistan', Honey has created a collection that depicts the ethnic elements of Pakistan in a contemporary manner. The embroidery is rich and inspired by ornate traditional jewellery.