Fashion weeks in India keep getting bigger and better and include some of India’s most talented and sought after Indian designers. 2014 was a big year for the Indian fashion world and included a huge variety of amazing shows and collections.
With the sheer volume of shows spread across a number of fashion weeks throughout the year, it can be hard to keep up with, so we’re here to make it a little easier for you! Here are our top 5 fashion shows of 2014:
The young Indian designer showcased stunning feminine dresses and two-pieces in a variety of soft pastel hues, featured in a contrasting combination of over-sized tailored styles and highly embellished detail. His collection also featured beautiful embroidery and a mixture of various textures that added an interesting depth to the designs.
His colour palettes included greens, ivory, greys and soft reds; as pastel colours are soothing for the eyes, sharp cuts of the dresses also made the collection edgy. We also loved the ruffles and silky sheer detail!
Lakmé Fashion Week also stood out with its closing show featuring Indian Designer Manish Malhotra's stunning wedding wear collection. Gorgeous shades of deep purple and silver were used in abundance, teamed with embroidered mirror and gold embellishment. The spectacular lehengas were definitely the standout pieces of the collection for their beautiful rich colours and detail. Designed specially for the new-age Indian bride, the collection included risky plunge neck silhouettes and low backs that kept the looks sexy and stylish.
For his latest collection, Indian designer Varun Bahl took a delicate approach at India Couture week, and stood out to us with a stunning couture theme including feminine ruffles, sheer materials and soft hues of yellow mixed with dusty greys. The collection also included stylish monotone outfits that were kept simple and classic with subtle detailing like soft ruffles, cut out embroidery and flowing hemlines.
Indian designer Suneet Verma's bridal couture collection was a clear stand out, with luxurious and extravagant embroidery and colours on luxury velvet garments such as kurtas, tailored jackets and sarees. There was a distinctive focus on classic sweetheart necklines and intricate mirror-work embellishment with bulky gold borders in detailed thread embroidery. The colour pallete included both traditional and unique tones such as fuchsia, pastel pinks, burgundy tones, mustard yellow, ivory and stark whites, and deep blues with burnt gold and copper vintage style thread embellishments.
Last but not least, Indian designer Tarun Tahiliani's opening show at India Bridal Fashion Week was truly beautiful. The collection included a stylish marriage between traditional techniques and contemporary silhouettes. Amongst the vibrant orange tones, deep gold and dark reds, he went for something completely different and added the colour black; a very unusual choice for bridal wear. The collection featured Tahiliani’s signature style of elaborate gold work teamed with innovative elements such as giant ostrich feathers. All in all, it was yet another winning collection by the mastermind that is Indian Designer Tarun Tahilani.
Sources: Elle India