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Best of bridal from Lakme Fashion Week

Winter wedding coming up? Look no further for trousseau inspiration

By Deepa Menon  August 31st, 2015

It’s no secret that Indian designers love a big fat wedding, and not just because it’s a lucrative affair. It also gives a creative mind free rein to get elbow-deep in heavy textiles, experiment with a seemingly unlimited number of accessories and go absolutely crazy with colour. The recently concluded Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2015 was proof that this right here—the intricate embroideries, the talent with metallics and the joyous dabbling in colour—this is home.

This season saw a few major themes. Benares weaves were reinvented, as part of the prime minister’s Make In India campaign, by designers including Ritu Kumar, Abu Jani-Sandeep Khosla, Anita Dongre and Gaurang Shah. The colours ran rich and deep and jewel tones were used to great effect by Tarun Tahiliani and Ridhi Mehra, whereas Anushree Reddy teased a bit of oomph out of pastels and vintage florals. While gold zari ran riot over many collections, Ashdeen worked her magic with the Parsi gara embroidery, while AM:PM accented their contemporary line with a dusting of mukaish. Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla’s bride was a creature in flight, the mirror and gold work on her lehenga winking as she moved. And Monisha Jaising saw her as a sexual being, covered in a skin-tight layer of golden sequins.

All in all, this is a good time to be dreaming up your wedding wardrobe.

Flip through our gallery to get inspired.


Photographs: Lakme Fashion Week/Instagram