Have you ever looked at a bridal outfit and sighed, imagining yourself wearing it on your wedding day? Whether you are a would-be bride well into your Indian wedding planning, or a dreamy girl with no intention of getting married anytime soon, we are sure that there have been moments like these in your life.
We’ve felt that familiar twinge many times as we scrutinised one model after another, walking the ramp in exquisite designer bridal wear.
So who are the designers who make these breath taking outfits? Here’s a look at the best indian bridal designers, to give you some inspiration.
Every Indian woman who knows a bit about fashion has heard of Sabyasachi Mukherjee. The man has pioneered the use of traditional Indian crafts and weaves to create outfits that exude ‘Indian-ness’ in every possible way. A favourite among people in the Indian wedding planning industry, Sabyasachi evokes the kind of respect that is reserved only for a few. If traditional, ethnic and heirloom are some of the buzzwords in your Indian wedding planning list, then Sabyasachi is the designer you want!
Exorbitant. Luxurious. Lavish. These are the three words that describe the kind of outfits made by Tarun Tahiliani. An industry veteran, his trademark drapes and classic style attracts clientele from all over the world.
The man who has dressed up almost all of Bollywood, Manish Malhotra is the designer to go to if your Indian wedding planning revolves around a Bollywood theme. He is known for being masterful with making outfits that can make the bride look slimmer and of course more beautiful.
Anita Dongre’s bridal designs are vibrant and classy, displaying deeply rooted traditional craftsmanship. She uses techniques like gota-patti embroidery in her designs which reflect India’s cultural heritage while also keeping in mind the preferences of the modern day Indian bride.
Indian wedding planning is by no means an easy job, especially when it comes to picking the bride’s trousseau. But one look at Ritu Kumar’s exquisite creations and we’re sure that you will go on to pick outfits for all your wedding ceremonies at once from her. Created to fit the queen, her ogle-worthy designs are something that you just cannot take your eyes off.
Founder of the luxury fashion brand, House of Valaya, JJ Valaya is known for his bridal wear that spells grandeur, thanks to the generous use of velvet and zardosi. In myriad hues, his creations are a diffusion of our rich traditional heritage and exquisite craftsmanship.
This man needs no introduction if you are even only acquainted with the Indian fashion scene. Visiting a Rohit Bal outlet will reduce your Indian wedding planning woes by half since he has something to offer for everyone, be it men or women. From simple and elegant sarees, fusion dresses to elaborate lehengas and sherwanis, Rohit Bal’s designs are so versatile that they cater to all age groups and occasions.
Starting out as menswear designers, brothers Shantanu and Nikhil have carved a niche for themselves in the Indian fashion industry. They have not just branched out to include Indian bridal wear, but also boast of an impressive clientele today. They will cater to all of your Indian wedding planning needs in terms of outfits if you are looking for clothes that have a contemporary edge.
She is famous as the designer who has probably draped more celebrity brides than anyone else in the country. Her clientele includes the likes of Aishwarya Rai and Hema Malini. From elegant and simple sarees to rich and opulent lehengas, she makes them all. If you are doing rounds of designer boutiques as a part of your Indian wedding planning, we suggest you start from hers.
Last but not the least, Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla are the creative brains behind the Abu-Sandeep label that is popular across the globe. Their trademark style has rich fabrics, exquisite craftsmanship and flattering drapes. If you are looking for a classic yet extravagant trousseau, then the Abu-Sandeep label is perfect for you.
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