Vidya Balan in Sabyasachi and Amrapali Jewels at Cannes - love when Indian women bring the traditional look to glitzy affairs!
The best part of this time of year is that wedding season is right around the corner and the latest bridal trends get showcased! Charisma Design Studio of Chicago, presented a stunning showcase of their 2013 Bridal Couture Collection at International Bridal Fashion and Jewelry Week 2013 in Atlanta GA. The collection was showcased alongside Pakistan’s couture fashion designer Umar Sayeed. International Bridal Fashion and Jewelry Week 2013 was a promising event for brides and fashionistas where they could shop for latest bridal designs and get an insight into the 2013 fashion trends.
Charisma Studio presented it’s luxurious bridal lehengas and reception gowns along with some mesmerizing sarees and long flowy anarkali’s. Each outfit was adorned with fine embellishments,in stunning colors and designs.
International Bridal Fashion and Jewelry Week 2013 was presented by Mosaic International Group where other wedding professionals were also present to unveil latest bridal trends.
Love the reception gowns and inspiring Spring colors! Check out Charisma Design Studio for your wedding apparel needs! Thanks for sharing, Ritu!
Photography by Nadia D Photography
Happy Friday! I loooove phulkari work. Here are my picks from Wills India Fashion Week’s Manish Malhotra show. He never ceases to bring the most unique designs!
Images courtesy of Wills Lifestyle
Today’s feature is on the fabulous South Asian bridal fashion event we had the chance to attend last Wednesday. This year’s line is even better than last year’s!
NYC’s leading Indian Couture House, Shehnaai Couture launched their spring summer bridal couture line with 2 sold out shows on March 7th 2013. The fashion show, themed “Bridezilla and her Minions” was held at Devi in Union Square and was an absolute ‘see and be seen’ event. Over 250 guests gathered to watch Shehnaai Couture’s season preview of spectacular Lehngas, Kalidaars and Sarees from some of India’s established and up-and-coming designers. Fabrics inspired from Middle Eastern and Indian silk, cotton brocade, Korean net, micro velvet were structured into “A-line” and “trumpet” shapes, large tulling, and long bodice garments.
Bridezilla and her Minions featured the looks of the modern bride, in her gorgeous madness contrasting starkly with the traditional and delicate Indian attire. Her friends and following, succumbing to her duress in their Indian preppy style. Featured designers’ - Bhanuni by Jyoti Sharma, Rabani & Rakha, Private Collections by Zeenat Sayani, Saanshé by Sabah Arenja Vig, Sabyasachi and Vikram Phadnis - collections included vibrant colors, delicate beading in vintage motifs, bold beaded tassels with colored crystals, double fabric sarees, neon hues, heavy tulles, shimmer tops, and flat gold embellishments.
“The Indian bride is no longer the quintessential demure damsel. She’s bold, passionate, and wonderfully sure of herself. The beauty in her madness before her wedding has inspired us to theme the show as such. The collections this year definitely recognize this phenomenal woman, as we move to a bolder style, not in silhouettes but in color. Pop’s the word, redefined by even more traditional embellishments, displaying the wonderful contrasts this bride achieves.” ~ Shehnaai Couture founder and entrepreneur, Shirin Arenja Vinayak
“The season’s gone neon for us. It’s all about pop colors, with very delicate flat gold work. I’ve used a great pallets of shades of gold this time, that contrast beautifully with the bright colors. We’re still doing the shimmer, but it’s different now. Gone are the chunky white crystals, it’s more about making the gold shine. Even for fabrics, we’re giving wonderful structure and volume to shinier, softer fabrics, giving the form a more delicate silhouette. It’s very Andy Warhol goes Indie-pop.” ~Designer, Sabah Arenja Vig of Saanshé
Supermodel and showstopper Azura Vandeberg, walked the runway in a neon coral lehnga with heavy tulling and European motifs in gray crystals, with neon pink corset with floral motifs in low contrast thread and stones by Saanshé as the shows grand finale.
Following the success of Bridezilla and her Minions, Indian based fashion designer Sabah Arenja Vig, will extend her visit in New York City to host a trunk show featuring her Saanshe line on Friday, March 22nd and Saturday, March 23rd. For more information on timings, location and on Shehnaai Couture, please visit: www.shehnaaiusa.com/.
Loved the popping neons, the shimmering gold sequins, glamourous jackets over cocktail dresses and the daring hair and makeup styles ~ thanks for the inspiration to all brides, Shehnaai Couture!
Venue ~ Devi NYC
Makeup and Hair ~ Sushmita Patel from Studio Sush
Music ~ DJ Gaurav
Photography ~ Raj Belani
Desserts ~ AMR Catering
Wine ~ Mirza Galib by Sufi Wines
PR ~ Neerja Public Relations
Images courtesy of Raj Belani Photography and Shehnaai Couture