The Lakme Fashion Week sets the benchmark for fashion trends in India year after year. The event that occurs twice a year provides a platform for the most creative designers around the country who have it in them to redefine the future of fashion in India.
Indian fashion sensibility has undergone a sea of change in terms of designs and silhouettes. The demand for contemporary clothing is on the rise. Nonetheless, Indian bridal dresses have stood the test of time and continue to be among the most sought after designer creations in the country.
It is to no wonder then that they are popular at the Lakme Fashion Week too, with the designers lining up to showcase their bridal wear collection. Here is a look at some of the best Indian bridal dresses at the Lakme Fashion Week 2014.
This pink lehenga from Arpita Mehta’s Starlight collection of Indian Bridal Dresses at the Lakme Fashion Week cast a spell on the audience as Illeana D’Cruz walked down the ramp in it. The glittering high waist pink lehenga, paired with a sleeveless blouse exuded unparalleled elegance and charm. The silk outfit was adorned with unique foil and mirror work. Despite accessorising it with minimal jewellery, the embellishments in the outfit made sure that it was a cut above the rest.
Gold and maroon is a match made in heaven in bridal wear. Anju Modi’s beige and maroon lehenga with gold embellishments that was worn by showstopper Jacqueline Fernandes at the Lakme Fashion Week made for an arresting visual. The beige low-cut full sleeve choli adorned with delicate embroidery lent it a rich look.
Adding to the luxurious appeal of the ensemble was the velvet border on the opulent maroon lehenga. The Indian bridal dresses by the designer were inspired by the sculptures of Khajuraho and the cave paintings of Ajanta and Ellora in a collection that was christened ‘Mahikarnika’.
While the highlight of the evening was the dazzling lehenga worn by showstopper Kareena Kapoor at the grand finale, we loved almost every outfit that was showcased by ace designer Manish Malhotra. The ‘Gloss Collection’ consisted of Indian Bridal dresses in rich colours and elaborate detailing.
Gold and silver thread work was prominent in all the outfits. Most notable amongst the sea of lehengas was this gorgeous pink lehenga that instantly caught our eye. This fusion dress with a grey lehenga and a long pink kurta was pleasantly contemporary, fit for a cocktail party.
What we loved best about the dress was the intricate layer of detailing overlaid on the kurta. The plunging neckline of the dress left enough scope to show off your classy jewellery.
The designer who blew our mind with his collection at the Lakme Fashion Week was Vikram Phadnis, with his collection of extravagant lehengas, kurtas and anarkalis. The designer used tussar silk, velvet and georgette to create breath taking Indian bridal dresses with rich embroidery and shimmering embellishments.
We loved the clever use of tulle to create a layered look that was ethereal. Our favourite of the night though was Bipasha Basu’s showstopper outfit.
The rich velvet ensemble was adorned with royal golden embroidery that made the dress fit for a queen. We love the fact that it was showcased with minimal accessories, which helped place emphasis on the outfit itself, allowing it to shine on the ramp.
These were some of our favourite Indian bridal dresses at the Lakme Fashion Week last year. The year 2015 promises to be bigger and better for Indian fashion. It’s an exciting year ahead and we’ll keep you up to date with all the happenings from the world of fashion.