For any upcoming Diwali parties and weddings, you would want to put your couture best to look absolutely stunning in the crowd. Indian ethnics are so dainty that the extravagant couture immediately lends a royal vibe to you. Especially bridal couture is such a necessary part of the weddings. If you want to invest in the best of the best bridal couture or just any occasion wear couture, we have the best suggestions for you. Wedding Affair presents a list of collections that you must check out before you invest in that couture.
Manish Malhotra Couture
The Fall Bridal ’20 couture collection by Manish Malhotra makes a dedicated effort to capture the Mughal visual spectacularity in its true grandeur and opulence. The couture range is charmed by the majesty of old-world regalia and takes the liberty to re-interpret the look in a more suitable palette for modern tastes. Revisiting the material milieu of the Mughal era, the collection comprises of kalidar kurtas, khada dupattas, ghararas, izar salwars for women and jama, angrakha and heavy shawls for men in pure and cotton silks, mashru, velvets, and muslins. The couture fabrics are hand-basted and hand-quilted for the aesthetic continuity, and palettes are strictly maintained to match the hues of natural dying like teal, pistachio green, dusky pink, grey, and maroon.
JJ Valaya Bursa Collection
This Ottoman inspired winter collection is named after ‘Bursa’, a city which holds a special place in Ottoman history as their founding capital, and also as the birthplace of Ottoman architecture. Researched inspirations for this year’s collection include the famed Ottoman silks, which were among the most characteristic and artistic products of the empire, besides the nomadic kilims of the period. Additionally, Ottoman miniatures, known as ‘Taswir’, which are painted to illustrate manuscripts or used in dedicated albums, and the art of ‘Tezhip’, (meaning ornamenting with gold), a non-figurative painted or drawn decorative art in books or on a sheet are eminently pervasive in this year’s collection.
Also, part of the label’s couture discoveries this season are jewels of the Ottoman Empire, with the ‘Topkapi’ palace jewels, which are counted amongst the largest such treasuries in the Islamic world, holding the main treasures of the empire. Details of Turkish armour, especially the quills used then, as well as a medley of Turkish flora, fauna and fruits such as pomegranates further enrich this year’s collection.
Reynu Taandon’s Surkh Collection
The couture collection features the traditional and timeless dream colours of the bride. From heavily embellished baby pinks, fuchsia, fuchsia reds to reds, there are classic pieces, tone-on-tone lehengas, Anarkalis, traditional Saris, Sharara and Gharara will make a statement without stealing the light off of the bride. The collection is a mix of four ever merging yet distinct colours. They have been selected keeping in mind every part of the day and how best it will suit the bride in these wedding times be it a morning, sundowner or an evening wedding. For Reynu Taandon, this season is all about taking a leap into clashing kaleidoscopes of colour wherein every colour has its own inspirational factor.
Dolly J’s Gulenaar Collection
“Gulenaar” is suspended between dream and reality. Keeping the current scenario in mind the ensemble is elaborate yet, “functional bridal wear”. Intricate handwork of silver and gold threads has taken prominence in the show. The couture collection has been specially designed keeping Indian weddings in mind. Heirloom chikankari has been given a new avatar with western drapes. We have developed a special fabric which is Luxe silk organza, woven with jacquard, for our discerning brides. The palette is rich with a mix of pastels and jewel tones. Singular in their exquisiteness and elegance, each ensemble is a piece of art and time-intensive.
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