9 young designers who you should consider for your wedding wardrobe
Sonam Kapoor has her favourites too
BY Ruman Baig | October 26th, 2017
Weddings can be stressful, especially when you’re the bride. Picking your bridal lehenga is by far the most difficult decision you will ever make — choosing the groom is a close second. Growing up, we all made a mental check-list of the designers we would pick for our wedding while watching Kareena Kapoor perform on Bole Chudiyan in that iconic blush pink outfit, didn’t we? Fast forward to last year when Anushka Sharma’s ethereal bridal ensemble in Ae Dil Hai Mushkil made us change our minds about our dream look. The process can be endless.
If you’re the kind of girl who is unconventional and willing to ditch the traditional red outfit on your big day, look no further, we’ve got you covered. This is for all the chill brides-to-be who will happily trade the classic zardosi lehengas for some elegant creations by these budding young designers. Shehlaa Khan, Arpita Mehta and Anushree Reddy who are responsible for dressing A-list actresses like Sonam Kapoor and Deepika Padukone also made it to the list.
9 designers who are perfect for your wedding wardrobe
Ridhi Mehra started her label four years ago and gradually became a successful name in the design circuit. Ridhi’s ideology of all things minimal is evident in her designs. The designer likes to keep it simple with stylized cuts and interesting embroideries on unusual palettes. Mehra has dressed celebrities like Esha Gupta, Ileana D'cruz and Malaika Arora who are known for their fashion sensibilities. You can now shop for her collection online.
Anushree Reddy is known for her trademark floral lehengas in bright hues and subtle embroidery. The Hyderabad-based designer has become a popular choice with young brides. Anushree’s love for intricate hand-work and scalloped embroidered dupattas make her garments distinct from the rest. Bipasha Basu chose a floral lehenga by the designer for her mehendi function last year and looked spectacular in it. You can now shop the look here .
Sherina Dalamal is a London-born designer who manages to bring her modern-day contemporary aesthetics to her India couture label Cherie D. With bridal clients from across the globe, Sherina likes to experiment with textures and embroidery to create something exceptional for their big day.
A former designer under Tarun Tahiliani, Dilnaz Kharbhary is known to incorporate her Parsi heritage into her designs. Her garments have an old-school, vintage charm and she continues to maintain her originality with a mix of progressive ideas. Her ombre lehengas with intricate embroidery in sorbet hues look resplendent.
Karan Berry and Leon Vaz are the creative minds behind the couture label Karleo. The Mumbai-based designers specialize in cocktail dresses and ballgowns and they are known to create a perfect blend between western silhouettes and dainty Indian embroideries.
Kresha Bajaj’s label Koëcsh is a tailor-made option for brides who believe in fairy tale weddings. The designer quite literally incorporates your love story onto your lehenga in the form of embroidery, making it timeless. When the southern actress Samantha Prabhu got engaged to actor Naga Chaitanya , she turned to her designer best friend Kresha, who etched her romantic tale in gold on an ivory saree. You can check it out here.
Natasha Dalal is often in the news for her relationship with Varun Dhawan. But the actual reason people should know her is definitely her couture label. Natasha’s take on bridal wear is fresh and inspired by dark romance. With her unorthodox colour choices and in-depth detailing, the designer creates garments with high voltage glamour. Take a look at her latest line here.
Shehla Khan has Sonam Kapoor as her BFF, so there's no surprise her stylish label already has a huge fan following. If you’re a lover of dreamy layered lehengas with lots of pearls and lace, Shehla should be your ideal choice. The label is a personal favourite amongst best friends and fashion icons Jacqueline Fernandez and Sonam Kapoor.