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Hot Bridal Picks from Wills Lifestyle Fashion Week SS15

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!

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A beautiful number from the Virtues collection by Ashish, Viral and Vikrant at Wills Lifestyle Fashion Week SS15.
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A spectacular parade of corals on Day 4 of Wills Lifestyle Fashion Week SS15.

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!

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Rabani and Rakha shine with an all gold collection at Wills Lifestyle Fashion Week SS15.

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!

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A stunning orange number from Sahil Kochhar’s collection.
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One word…stunning!

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!

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A beautiful gold and maroon lehenga from Rohit Bal’s collection.

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!

Online Wedding Jewellery Stores!

Online designer shopping has taken the world by storm and changed the lives of all us compulsive shoppers. Is it any surprise then that for jewellery is not far behind? Making their presence felt with earrings, necklaces and cummerbands and now in wedding jewellery almost every nooks and corners are these websites that we have followed, stalked and adored!

Amrapali - bigfatasianwedding.comAmrapali Jewels(http://www.amrapalijewels.com/) – Founded by Rajiv Arora and Rajesh Ajmera, Amrapali has stayed true to its muse over the years. Inspired from the timeless grace and beauty of Amrapali the courtesan, the brand focuses on bringing India’s rich craftsmanship and design history into the modern age, and to overseas customers. A luxury brand, it uses semi precious and precious stones and gems in modern settings with a touch of Indian heritage.voylla.com - bigfatasianwedding

 Voylla( http://www.voylla.com/ ) – a one stop shop for all our online designer shopping needs for jewellery, whether you are a bride, groom or even the family. They have a huge collection of jewellery ranging from traditional Indian to modern chunky. What we most loved about them was the neat classification of their products. Apart from the usual necklaces-earrings-bracelet deal, they also have nose pins, toe rings and armlets. Not just that they have clutches, handbags, pouches and wallets for women and kadas, rings, cufflinks and buttons for men too!

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Vasundhara Mantri (http://vasundhara.in/) – Well cut, well defined and full of elegance. Vasundhara Mantri, a young and inspiring jewellery designer from Kolkata established this fireball of a brand only 10 years ago. But the beauty that it has spun is breathtaking. Perfectly proportioned and with resplendent colours, this jewellery is powerfully feminine.

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Agastya(http://www.agastya.asia/) – has a decided aesthetic in which it houses products with distinct influences on them. Here you will find jhumkis, chaand baalis and peacock earrings, tribal necklaces and maharani necklaces, crystal-diamonte studded cuffs and products housing semi-precious stones – perfect for an asian bride. The vividity of colour will charm you, and the limited edition, exclusive collection will make you hurry!

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Isharya (http://www.isharya.com/) – Launched in 2004 by sisters-in-law Gauri and Radhika Tandon, Isharya is all about pleasing the modern bride. This online designer shopping destination for wedding jewellery is for brides on the go, and has chandelier earrings, intricate cuffs and cocktail rings. With a huge collection, from ‘Modern Maharani’ to ‘Bollywood Glam’ to ‘Snakes & Serpents’, they create rampant desire quite effectively. They also have exclusive sections for materials such as Black Onyx, Jasper, Coral and trends such as Blush, Bridal and Flora!

Want to see other Indian wedding jewellery to match perfectly with different wedding sarees?