Indian bridal designers like Ritu Beri, Falguni and Shane Peacock and Manish Arora have showcased their talent with offbeat and edgy collections for the new- age Indian bride who is willing to experiment with exquisite and innovative bridal couture.
Ritu Beri’s collection ‘Punjabi Rock and Roll’ was unconventional and colourfully fierce. Like most Indian bridal designers, Ritu Beri is inspired by vibrant colours with layers and ruffles. She used these themes however; in nonconformist and unique ways to give her bridal designs an edge. Her bridal collection is definitely suited for the confident modern bride of today. Using futuristic design sensibilities, she uses fabrics like silk, velvet, net and brocades, which were delicately embroidered with gota, threadwork, Swarovski crystals and zardozi.
The colour palette consisted of metallics, blacks, whites and pastels with bright colours. Ritu Beri’s Punjabi Rock and Roll bridal collection features hoop skirts that give the outfits a voluminous look. She also showcases a number of heavily embellished and embroidered jackets that are beautifully paired with skirts and lehengas. While showcasing this stunning collection with other Indian bridal designers at Delhi Couture Week last year, Ritu Beri ensured that the whole showcase was a combination of everything Punjabi. The runway was decorated with a peepal tree and there was a live performance by singer Jasbir Jassi. The whole showcase was definitely edgy couture at it its best!
Among the Indian bridal designers who showcased their collections at Delhi Couture Week last year, designer Manish Arora’s collection was new age and spunky like Ritu Beri’s. Manish Arora’s bridal collection is daring and quirky to celebrate a woman’s individuality. His collection is titled ‘Indian’ and the talented designer mixes baroque, stones, crystals, sequins, motifs seen in Buddhist monasteries and kitch characteristics with traditional Indian craftsmanship and fabrics.
The designer sticks to his signature colour palette of bold tones of gold, fuchsia, tangerine, oranges, mint green, yellow and silver. Bridal wear ranging from lehengas, net short blouses, kurtas and chruidars, anarkalis, sarees and jackets were heavily embroidered and embellished using fabrics such as chiffon, leather, banarasi silk and georgettes. Like other Indian bridal designers showcases, Manish Arora also styled his models and his stage to match his theme for the show.
His models wore quirky masks, neon naaths, dramatic headgear and maang tikkas while the stage was adorned with swans, lotuses, pink hearts and ornate elephant structures that combined together and looked like a rampage of colours. Bringing his unique design sensibilities back to life, Manish Arora’s collection is surely offbeat and avant-garde for a vivacious bride willing to break the rules!
Out of the Indian bridal designers that participated at the BMW India Bridal Fashion Week this year, Falguni and Shane Peacock had an unconventional collection where the duo paired jerseys, crop tops and biker jackets with delicately embroidered sarees and lehengas.
Their bridal showcase named ‘Nuit Sauvage’ was intended to be a wild twist to classic bridal couture. Instead of using the traditional cholis and blouses, the duo dressed their models in capes and jerseys changing the silhouette of traditional outfits to give them a contemporary edge.
The runway saw models adorned with interesting head gear and the ensembles consisted of lighter tones like off white and peach that were offset by the designer’s signature black, red, deep navy, gold and silver. Indian bridal designers like Falguni and Shane Peacock never disappoint and this striking collection definitely lived up to expectations!
These Indian bridal designers edgy collections are perfect for bold brides that are willing to make a strong statement in these extraordinary unconventional outfits!
Sources: Gulf News, Big Fat Indian Wedding, The Telegraph and Fashion Drogue