It feels like just the other day I was anticipating the arrival of fashion week and before I know it, it’s done and dusted! Indeed, the Wills Lifestyle Fashion Week SS15 has come to a close, but I am still not over the hot fashion trends that set the ramp on fire! With the wedding season upon us, there is no better time than to provide all my readers with an overview of my favourite Indian designer bridal looks on the ramp. After all, if you are shopping for the wedding season, you may as well do it in style. 😉
Viral, Ashish & Vikrant: Designing for Meaning
Wills Lifestyle Fashion Week SS15 certainly garnered my oohs and aahs over some of the exquisite collections that adorned the ramp this year. Now what can I say about Viral, Ashish and Vikrant’s collection, Virtues, on Day 2 of Wills Lifestyle Fashion Week? Their collection put the phrase, designing for meaning, truly into perspective. The first half of the show featured a display of powder blue pinstripes, leading into a stunning kaleidoscope of red hues, flowing silhouettes and elegant detailing. You will certainly be able to find a quirky, fusion element in this collection, with detailed dresses, jacket kurtas and asymmetrical dresses that flow gracefully with every step. The collection shed light on HIV and made prominent the message of equality. Amidst the glitz and glam of Wills Lifestyle Fashion Week, I think it is equally important to address a strong message such as this, and through what better medium than design? Overall, the collection struck the right chord with the cuts, fabrics, colours and detailing, making it an ideal choice for brides to flaunt at their outdoor mehendi event. The best thing I like about this collection is that the styles look so effortless and comfortable to carry off, yet give off such a chic vibe!
Rabani & Rakha: Go Gold Goddess
Day 4 of Wills Lifestyle Fashion Week saw Rabani and Rakha’s stunning gold palette dawn the ramp. Indeed, bridalwear has expanded beyond the horizons of red…and nowadays you can even paint the town red in a stunning gold number. 😉 The collection had beautiful accents of ivory and sun-kissed peach. The highlight of Rabani and Rakha’s collection at Wills Lifestyle Fashion week were their subtly embroidered net sarees and gold sequined blouses that definitely upped the glam factor. Along with traditional Indian attire, the collection saw a fusion of gorgeous dresses and gowns, cleverly layered with luxurious lace, tulle, embroidery and brocade work. For a chance to shine and feel like a gold goddess, I would definitely opt for a gold number for one of my wedding functions!
Sahil Kochhar: Floral Garden
The Wills Lifestyle Fashion Week also saw designer Sahil Kochhar display his beautiful collection on Day 4. There are two words I have for this collection and those are, hello details! This collection certainly stole my heart; everything about the collection was stunning from the colour choices, to the geometric embroidery, floral detailing and intricate cutwork done skilfully in the gowns and jackets. Sahil’s collection cleverly incorporates Sanjhi, which is a unique and intricate paper cutting craft from Mathura, India, through the use of stencils and embroidery in striking colour combinations. Taking a closer look at the sheer work gone into his designs, I am especially in awe of his 3D hand cut petal embroidery. Sahil’s all silk concept and beautiful detailing make the collection so apt for a bridal function, such as a Sangeet, and give it an oh so luxurious and unique touch!
Rohit Bal: Royal Rose
They say the best things come to those who wait and this was certainly true for Rohit Bal’s finale collection at Wills Lifestyle Fashion Week. Think for a second that you are being transported into a fairytale era, where dusty pink roses and a sweet fragrance lingering in the air are the norm. Let’s not forget the soft, romantic flow of the moon and shimmering lights encapsulating the place. Rightly so, this year’s theme was Gulbagh, a garden of roses, drawing inspiration from the flora of Kashmir. Rohit Bal’s collection showcased rich hues of cream, red, white, gold and burgundy. The designer certainly knows what he does best and infuses his trademark colours of gold and off-white once again into his collcetion. Rohit Bal definitely created a memorable experience on the ramp, continuing to weave magic into Wills Lifestyle Fashion Week. This collection really does tick all the boxes for a bride’s dream wedding outfit!
The collections showcased at Wills Lifestyle Fashion Week SS15 are sure to catch the fancy of brides wanting to experiment or get inspired for their bridal attire. These designs are sure to make you look and feel like an absolute diva on your wedding day!