Rich textures and mesmerizing surface ornamentation defi ne the creations of the master craftsman JJ Valaya, who weaves magic with his plush embroideries, crystals, real pearls and semi-precious stones
Bold and vibrant colours with experimental embroideries as well as statement jewellery are all synonymous with the ‘Indian by Manish Arora’ bride
She is confident, unconventional and encourages individuality; she respects her tradition, culture and heritage but has a modern outlook towards life; she loves to experiment and understated glamour is a part of her personality – all this would defi ne my quintessential bride. Today, I think unconventional choices continue to be appreciated the most
A couture that keeps distinctive Indian crafts alive while exploring visions in sparkling crystal and carat refl ects emotions that give shape to sensuous, elegant and bespoke luxury for the bride. As a designer I have aimed to create the ultimate in ‘India Modern’, a brand with a view in the present moment, but much steeped in the Indian traditions of draped form and the techniques that millions of Indian hands imbibe with love
The quintessential bride, according to me, has evolved from the blushing demure damsel to a modern independent woman who is free spirited, confi dent in her own skin and progressive, yet treasures her rich Indian roots. She seeks a blend of tradition and modernity in her bridal ensemble and is willing to experiment with her look- steering away from conventional colours and heavily embroidered lehengas...
No fashion ensemble has been able to dethrone this six-yard staple from its mantle
in the Indian couture closet. A sari is a simple classic that has bucked the trend
and hoodwinked at the fickle ways of fashion. However daunting a task this drape
might have posed, the formidable league of Indian couturiers has been working tirelessly
to reinvent its timeless charm.
It’s been around since the days of the Raj, and its evolution from utility to luxury
has been a fascinating one. From a simple waist belt to hold a sword, the kamarbandh
went to being an integral part of regal Indian attire. Lately the kamarbandh has
been infused with new life with more and more grooms opting for it to round off
immaculately detailed wedding outfits.
A simple yard of fabric that chronicles the nostalgia of the days of Rajputana and
extravagance within its every fold, the turban is one such accessory that has been
a fascination for decades as the bespoke emblem of royalty. And when it comes to
luxury weddings, this head drape plays a perfect soulmate to the regal bandhgala
and embroidered shervani or an achkan. From the runways of Jean Paul Gaultier who
A delightful addition to bridal sartorial spread is the Sharara – an ethnic silhouette
with an appeal and elegance that’s uniquely Awadhi. The romance of the Mughal era
can best be expressed by shunning the traditional lehenga and opting instead for
the sharara. Of Persian origin, the sharara entered the old Awadhi-Muslim tradition
as everyday attire in Mughal times, later transcending into something that was worn
on traditional occasions.
Minimalism has taken a backseat to refined opulence since the last several seasons
in men’s wedding closets. The one fabric at the forefront of this indulgence has
been velvet – resplendent and lush, and not restricted to traditional black alone.
Antique stories like distressed sage greens, midnight blues and burgundies, are
scoring high on the couture radar for men.
There’s nothing that combines the solemnity of the occasion and a dash of style
quite like a pure white confection ensemble. Add to that a delicately woven lacy
back, and the glamour quotient shoots through the roof. From Chantilly to delicate
French and Venetian laces, sartorial emphasis on the beautiful front detailing of
the white-wedding fantasy gown has role-reversed
With the Indian wedding emerging from dusty, sepia-tinted photo albums and slipping
into a slick and decadent modern avatar, wedding couture has time-travelled into
what seems like an analogue of a beautiful costume drama. Sartorial experimentation
has given the conservative Indian groom a dramatic makeover. And the new-age groom
is totally geared up for it.
A timeless brand, whose artistry has evolved during its long history and which fashioned the meticulously detailed designs that are sprinkled with a vision...
Breathing new life into India’s glorious jewellery tradition yet keeping pace with changing trends, ensuring international standards of quality and enriching it...
The unique mechanism in jewels from the Day and Night Collection allows each flower petal to be opened and closed effortlessly.
Throughout his 15 year sway in the wedding industry Sarosh Patel, the prime mover of ET Weddings, has amassed the best setups and legendary designs..
Chic, elegant and luxurious, La Folie Patisserie, the brainchild of Chef Sanjana, provides the perfect icing on the cake to commemorate that one special occasion.
No amount of happiness can be elicited as much as when the overwhelming moments of a wedding extravaganza are sealed.
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