Weddings in India are a big cause for celebration, but also a good occasion for the family to show off and of course the bride is the protagonist of it all. The six days of the Aamby Valley India Bridal Fashion Week are just over and it was a perfect occasion for 14 of India’s hottest bridal designers to showcase their collections. Let's take a look to which have been the main trends for this wedding season! Traditional red lehengas, gold embellishment, sheer dupattas and sherwanis for men are an evergreen but together with these classic pieces there were also new and extravagant trends able to satisfy each modern Indian bride appetite. These are the latest bridalwear trends which brought a breath of fresh air to the ramp.
Go Black..and turn gold. Rarely seen on a bride, black this time was used quite a lot by designer Raghavendra Rathore, and in combination with gold, by Shantanu and Nikhil. Tarun Tahiliani's Golden Collection was outstanding - he dressed his bride in gold from head to toe.
White is not taboo anymore! Indian designers seemed to be turning to a very western trend of the bride choosing white. This was the case for Kotwara, Meera and Muzaffar Ali and Jyotsna Tiwari's modern brides.
Sari Gowns. It has been the real novelty of the fashion week, the sari-gown hybrid, which combines the Indian traditional draped saree shape with the "easy-to-wear" attribute of the more western bridal gowns. Designers Gaurav Gupta, Mandira Wirk and Ashima-Leena were the pioneers.
Androgynous styles Last but not least, the modern bride seems to be ready to "steal the clothes" from her groom", wearing boyish jeans, masculine full collar jackets and dhoti-inspired salwars together with tiny cholis and flared lehengas. This is was the new concept style brought about by Raghavendra Rathore's ‘Woman’s Bandhgala’ collection. Whereas Ashime-Leena and Mandira Wirk's modern brides dared to wear sarees with printed brocade or heavy embroidered jackets.