In 2011, at the Lakme Fashion Week Manish Malhotra and Anita Dongre were the only two designers who showcased Bridal Collections.
The colour scheme of both the designer’s collections were quite similar; shades of blush pink, white ivory and glittery gold.
Manish Malhotra’s collection incorporated beautiful heavy embroidered wedding lehenga’s, on the other hand Anita Dongre’s Timeless collection of wedding lehenga’s were light and sensuous.
Lakme Fashion Week Spring Summer 2012:
On the first day of the Lakme Fashion Week Spring Summer 2012, Vikram Phadnis showcased a beautiful Mughal inspired collection. Sequins bordered dupatta, vest blouses, floral printed dupatta and full lace wedding lehengas were perfectly tailored. His collection was a treat to the eyes; he not only displayed the basic light and airy colours but also included dark and rustic colours like kohl black, royal gold with hints of blue green and red.
Mughal architecture inspired textured fabric was very cleverly integrated with the traditional wedding lehengas. So if your wedding theme is inspired by the Mughal era, Vikram has the perfect outfit for you.
At the Lakme Fashion Week 2013, Anushree Reddy, Gaurang Shah and Vikram Phadnis each showcased their bridal collection. All three collections were completely different. Anushree Reddy’s collection was inspired by the concept of a dreamy vintage princess. Her collection incorporated soft pastel shades like lemon yellow, mint green, cloudy white, soft pink and light blue. The wedding lehenga dupattas had light embroidery whereas her other lehengas were plain and simple.
“Gulbadan” Collection by Gaurang Shah at the Lakme Fashion Week 2013, was inspired by the Akbar’s era. The rich textiles and the beautiful gardeneur motifs gave a new dimension to the summer weddings. The Kota fabric with Mughal buttis were intricately woven to the wedding lehengas. The collection incoporated earthy tones like military green, mud brown, pale pink and mustard yellow.
Vikram Phadnis’ collection was inspired by rural India. The collection consisted of influences from traditional Indian communities like Ratnagiri and Raigad. Vibrant colours with rich fabrics revealed the true beauty of rural India. Vikram used dull brocade along with linen and voile fabulously worked together creating the perfect wedding lehengas for a traditional Indian Wedding.
At the Lakme Fashion Week Spring Summer 2014, Tarun Tahiliani showcased his bridal collection. The ramp was brilliantly decorated like a modern Indian wedding reception. The wedding lehengas of his collection were magnificent in beautiful summer shades of beige with golden crystal embroidery handcrafted to create a rich Indian silhouette.
Anita Dongre’s collection at the Lakme Fashion Week 2014 was clean and simple with no embroidery or bright colours. Her collection included wedding lehengas in soft colours like light yellow, pale pink and ivory white. The fabric for the wedding lehenga was light cotton with a geometric and lace pattern. Perfect wedding lehengas for a hot summer wedding.
Anushree Reddy’s collection for the Lakme Fashion Week 2014 was similar to her collection at the 2013 Lakme Fashion Week. She used light colours and fabrics for the wedding lehengas; beautiful embroidery, thick Gota Pati and a silver lace border on the dupatta. Her collection was pretty and elegant.
Shantanu and Nikhil’s bridal collection for the Lakme fashion Week 2014 was more of a Bohemian inspired look. The collection had both bold and soft colours like earthy brown, pale pink, blush peach and ivory white. There were long peplum style blouses, fabric draped in different styles to add texture to the wedding lehengas, lace crop blouses and light brocade full lehenga outfits were the items that made up their wedding collection.
Shyamal and Bhumika’s bridal collection at the Lakme Fashion Week Spring Summer 2014 was a total surprise. The Collection was surreal and majestic. The bridal collection created a romantic atmosphere on the ramp with soft luxurious colours for this summer like emerald green, burgundy wine, champagne golden and pale pink. Delicate hand crafted embroidery was perfectly combined with modern design. Their bridal collection had one of the most beautiful wedding lehengas.