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Bridal Collection IFP loved this season – Rohit Bal

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on August 5, 2013

Rohit Bal displayed his recent bridal work at India Bridal Week and the alluring designs won IFP’s vote for the best collection. Kashmiri embroidery work came alive in Rohit Bal’s designs. Here is a look at Rohit Bal’s Bridal collection for 2013.

 

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Bridal Collection IFP loved this season – Kotwara by Meera & Muzzafar Ali

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on August 5, 2013

‘Indian Fashion Police’ has been reviewing the Bridal Couture weeks held since the past month………IFP picks up it’s favourite designer collection and thinks these designers have set new benchmark for this year’s bridal fashion. First on IFP’s list is the ‘Kotwara’ collection by Meera & Muzzafar Ali which oozed with loads of royalty. They have kept the nawabi tradition alive through their work…………as for me I am in awe of their superb work. Here is a look at their collection displayed at India Bridal Week 2013.

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Bridal Looks in Blush

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on June 18, 2013

‘Blush’ or light pink is one dreamy colour to have for your wedding outfit. But this colour is definitely better suited for a daytime wedding rather than night time wedding. Since the decoration lights might be too harsh during night time in which a beautiful baby pink colour might just fade. This colour is perfect if you want to wear it for your engagement. Here are some beautiful designer looks this season in blush.

 

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Bridal Looks in Gold

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on June 13, 2013

When I say golden as a choice for the wedding outfit, many women seem to cringe at the mere thought of it. Maybe an Oscar statue is the first thing that comes to their mind when they think of golden. Funnily the shades of gold actually allows you to play around with jewellery. Try wearing the heaviest of your jewels with matt gold lehenga or saree and looking like a glamorous bride.

In fact designers in India have a wide range of shades in gold to offer in their bridal collection. From beige gold, matt gold to metallic gold……….your wish is their command. Another best way to wear gold is to combine the shade with pastel colour like having metallic gold detail work on pastel fabric.

IFP picks out some ways of wearing golden this wedding season & looking gorgeous as ever.

 

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Bridal looks in Fuchsia

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on June 12, 2013

Fuchsia will be ‘hot’ this season in bridal wear but many women might refrain from wearing this colour since this one is bright. The bright shade of pink is one of the best bridal colour you can have in your wedding trousseau whether in form of saree, lehenga or salwar kameez. Fuchsia looks beautiful when combined with golden or silver detailing. Brocade under layering on top of sheer fabric is a subtle way of showing off this colour at weddings.

IFP gives you few looks as seen on the runway this bridal season.

Photo Courtesy : FDCI

 

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Vikram Phadnis at India Bridal Week 2012

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on September 18, 2012

Designer Vikram Phadnis had so many colours infused in his latest bridal collection presented at Aamby Valley India Bridal Week. Take a look at what the designer has in store for you this festive season.

Photo Courtesy : Vikram Phadnis FB page

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Pallavi Jaikishan at India Bridal Week

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on September 17, 2012

ASHRAFIYAN by PALLAVI JAIKISHAN

The show started with an eclectic collection in mustard Gold the colours of gold nuggets studded with chartruse green French sequence – makes a totally glamorous statement – Yards and yards of gossamer tulle – studded with sequences adorned with flowers worked in French tape, – silk tape – and shaded resham flowers – in shaded of dusty pinks and dove blues – there are sarees with sensuous blouses – lehengas and coats. All this while soul stirring classic Bollywood songs added to the romantic mood of the show.

 A stunning line of sarees in happy colours as vermilion – pinks – reds – the fabrics used are – flattering georgettes – tulles.  A line of upada sarees specially commissioned in unusual and soft colours – adorned with crystals – sequence French tape. A collection of Lehenga’s for the Bride and her family – adorned with rich embroidery.

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Anjalee & Arjun Kapoor at India Bridal Week

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on September 15, 2012

 Creators of luxe couture, ace designers Anjalee and Arjun Kapoor opened Day Three with a brilliant luxurious collection at Aamby Valley India Bridal Fashion Week 2012.

“Mogul Opera” the collection had the traditional touches of the designers as opera style ball gowns and ethnic bridal wear was presented to an appreciative audience. Blending cleverly the 17th century Victorian era styles with the grandeur of the Mogul era; the creations comprised seductive gowns, lavishly ornate lehengas, remarkable corsets and sexy cholis. The collection was also a beautiful dedication to the country’s rich Jamevaar heritage which was recreated in the amazing embroidery.

The collection came  to life with bejeweled Lehengas replete with hand-picked Swarovski crystal embellishments and Zardozi against a burnt red velvet background draped over numerous layers of lush satin lining and Banarasi brocade borders, anarkalis with delicate French lace arms and specks of crystal highlighting the weave of the ephemeral patterns, Saris contemporarily slung in contrasting colors successfully reforming a dying art, ‘bandhgalas’ & ‘sherwani’s’ which are as stunning as they are original bedecked with tasteful replications of ‘sarpeches’; a mere sampling of the brilliance one would come to expect from their collections.

The gorgeous jadau Jewellery by Falguni Mehta was the perfect accessory for the luxurious exquisite bridal collection.

Actress Bipasha Basu walked the runway for this designer duo in a maroon and gold paneled Jamevaar embroidered glittering corset blouse and lehenga with a seductive ornate neckline.

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‘JONA’ by Jyotsna Tiwari at India Bridal Week

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on September 15, 2012

Designer Jyotsna Tiwari showcased yet another one of her bridal collections at Aamby Valley India Bridal Week. Actress Sonakshi Sinha walked the ramp for her as show-stopper for Jyotsna. I do like the Indian bridal collection but still feel there is a long way for Jyotsna to go when it comes to western bridal couture.

Photo Courtesy : Rediff India, Indiatimes

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Narendra Kumar at India Bridal Week 2012

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on September 14, 2012

India’s leading fashion designer Narendra Kumar marked  his foray onto the Indian Bridal world with the launch his first ever bridal collection on 13th September, 2012 at the India Bridal Fashion Week.

This premier collection has its roots in the classical ballet traditions and is inspired by the compositions from, one of the last great representatives of romanticism in Russian classical music, Sergei Rachmaninoff. The aesthetic is romantic and classic with a youthful, modern twist. These modern heirloom pieces play with fabrics such as silks, velvets, georgettes,soft satins and rich organza.Voluminous lehengas,embellished Sarees,tailored jackets, elegant kurtas, and opulent ball gowns make up the collection.

The colour pallette ranging from muted champagnes to vibrant turquoise and fiery red had all the trademark signatures of the designer : immaculate, sharp cuts, elegant embellishments annd an “Oh So Chic” appeal that made each ensemble a blend of European royalty meets Indian Bride.

Novel colours with sophisticated details such as, applique embroidery, quilting, colour-blocking, layering and panelling, tailored finesse are added in true Narendra Kumar style. An exemplification of the Indian bridal finery and traditional embellishments is reflected in the rich, elaborate embroideries and beautiful feminine silhouettes. Elegant detail are added to give the outfits a contemporary yet timeless twist. Having witnessed brides struggle with the restrictions of choosing from standard heavily embroidered wedding dresses, Nari believes the collection will provide a fresh and new creative option that will appeal to a discerning clientele as an individual identity to reflect emotion and commitment.

The collection will have designs befitting a wedding in Mumbai, Mauritius or Milan.

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Tarun Tahiliani at India Bridal Week 2012

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on September 13, 2012

Brides……..here comes the country’s best designers to show you what’s in store for you this wedding season. Kicking off the Aamby Valley India Bridal Week was designer Tarun Tahiliani who showcased his elaborate bridal collection. Chitrangada Singh was the show-stopper for Tarun Tahiliani. It is a delight to see Tarun’s collection on the runway every single year.

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Wedding Style for the Indian Man

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on July 19, 2012

I have written alot about Bridal couture on this space but many of the followers of ‘Indian Fashion Police’ also happen to be men who are interested in fashion. So why leave the fabulous men out??? is the question that keeps cropping in the teeny tiny mind of mine. I am trying to sum up few basic ideas which any man can opt for his wedding day. IFP gets to you the different styles that a man can wear as a groom and look his best.

Achkan & Sherwani

Well you have heard this word time & again during weddings in India but few know that Achkan is very different from a Sherwani. Sherwani tents out and is flared while the achkan is structured and contoured. This style can make any Indian man look like a royal on their wedding day. Sherwani usually has detail work while the Achkan can be without any detailing & just in one colour. Men looking out to work this style can pair their Sherwani with stoles, churidhar, straight fit pants or  patiala pyajamas. One can accessorize it with a turban and pearl necklace to give the ‘Maharaja’ effect. A jutti in similar fabric or detail-work can be worn with the sherwani.

Achkan is more simpler form and can be styled with an elegant shawl & jutti. Brocade or Monochromatic prints in Achkan style is very much ‘in vogue’ which don’t need too much accessories to enhance the look and are fit for the summers.  Just wear one, and you are ready for any event.

 

 

Jodhpuri Jackets

As the name suggests, Jodhpuri Jacket has it’s roots from Jodhpur – Rajasthan. It is how I would describe, the look of an achkan from above but short as a jacket in length. This silhouette once worn by the Maharajas and Leaders of our nation, has found it’s way to international fashion as well. These days Jodhpuri jackets are worn with jodhpuri pants & formal trousers.Because of versatility of this style, a man can wear it for any occasion like engagement parties, reception or any business meet too. It serves the purpose of a party wear as well as a formal outfit. Accessorize it a handkerchief better known as pocket square and classy pointed or square toe shoes and you will be ready to rock.



 

Waistcoats

 

A waistcoat have been making round in menswear, though it was never a favourite in past decades. But this trend is catching up fast during the wedding season. If you don’t know what to wear for casual events or a mehendi function, how about combining your kurta with a waistcoat that has a high collar. Also you can combine it with your western wear for an evening out with friends & family. Get a waistcoat made in brocade fabric that can be worn with any ensemble.

 

 


Tuxedo

For a reception post the wedding, please avoid a sherwani as that is better left for the traditional rituals. For cocktails or wine-n-dine style parties, opt for a Tuxedo and impress the crowd. But unfortunately only few men can carry this style off with an ease…….Rahul Khanna has to be one of the people who does justice to a Tuxedo. A single breasted jacket is preferred when it comes to selecting a Tuxedo. Emphasis is always given to the neck & shoulder fit to get the look right. Half-an-inch cuff show is ideal & the closure of the jacket should be at the belly button length in case of a single button jacket. Lace-up black leather shoes are always the choice with a black tuxedo.

 

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Ritu Kumar’s ‘Panchvastra’ Collection

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on April 11, 2012

Ritu Kumar had launched her ‘Panchvastra’ Collection earlier this year and seeing from our statistics, we know how much our readers love to see Ritu Kumar’s amazing work on Indian Fashion Police. So we just thought to give you all an exclusive look into her new collection which was showcased in New Delhi at the ‘Panchvastra’ Couture Show.

Photo Courtesy : Ritu Kumar FB page

‘Panchvastra’ Collection

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Anita Dongre presents Bridal Spring 2012 Collection

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on April 4, 2012

IFP gets you an exclusive look at Anita Dongre’s recent Bridal Collection which is a delight for the summer bride. The colors range from pastels to bright reds and pinks with beautiful detailing in golden. Available at Anita Dongre ‘Timeless’ stores in major cities across India.

Photo Courtesy : Anita Dongre’ FB page

 

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Bridal Couture 2012

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on January 20, 2012

Every year Indian Fashion Police lists down few designers who would make waves in Indian Bridal Couture  and we do get an amazing response for this blog post of ours. Here is our low down on which designer is ‘Hot & happening’ this wedding season of year 2012.

Suneet Varma

Designer Suneet Varma showcased his recent Bridal Collection at the Delhi Couture Week and all I can say that I was ‘F-L-O-O-R-E-D’ after seeing the bridal colors with a touch of glam & sophistication. The very contemporary collection had a range of sarees, lehengas, gowns, jackets, Anarkali………….there was an outfit would fit every bridal occasion like Cocktails, Mehendi, Pheras and the Reception, in short this collection was a complete ‘Bridal Trousseau’ pack. What more could a bride-to-be ask for her big day. Lace, shimmer and detail work were the focus of this collection. Definitely worth checking Suneet Varma’s recent Bridal Collection if you are hunting for a very contemporary Bridal Trousseau.

Ashima-Leena

The Designer Duo Ashima & Leena unveiled their recent most Bridal wear at Delhi Couture Week, the simplicity of their collection caught my eye. The use of sheer fabric with delicate detail & brocade work was awesome. The collection has a regal air to it. Indian Fashion Police recommends this collection for the year 2012 for brides-to-be who want a simple yet classic look in their Bridal wear.

Tarun Tahiliani

Tarun Tahiliani still works wonders when it comes down to Bridal wear. The grandeur can only be seen in his work that is sure to make any bride stand out of the rest. This year Tarun focused on darker colors in his bridalwear collection. The trademark ‘Ambi’ motif is seen in most the detailwork in his designs. For a wedding outfit which you would like to pass on to your next generation, Tarun Tahiliani is the answer to your prayers.

Varun Bahl

Varun Bahl’s collection had a very Victorian feel to his collection. Flowy fabrics were combined with velvet, exaggerated shoulders. ball gown style Lehengas, the ruffle detailing and subtle detail work. If you wanna channel the victorian era on your wedding day then do opt for Varun Bahl’s collection.

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