Its that time of the year again! The ‘ Drool over gorgeous lehengas’ time. Wait. That time comes atleast twice in a month for me , and if you are a bride to be then that time is probably everyday for you! And if you are clueless about what is the big deal about drooling over Indian bridal wear then maybe these pictures from Aamby Valley Bridal Fashion Week 2012 will change your mind. I have some pictures from bridal collections of Tarun Tahiliani, Aashima -Leena, Anjalee Arjun, Pallavi Jaikishan and Meera and Muzaffar Ali. Need i say more ladies? Ready. Set. Drool.
Pallavi Jaikishan at Aamy Valley Bridal Week 2012
Pallavi Jaikishan stuck to her color pallette of pastels combining her signature floral embroidery patterns into every outfit. There was a lot of zardozi, a lot of pretty lace edging and resham threadwork. Very young, very feminine. My own lehenga– was inspired by a cross between Pallavi Jaikishan and Sabyasachi -it had the floral embroidery of PJ and the colors of Sabya.
Tarun Tahiliani at Aamby Valley Bridal Week 2012
Tarun Tahilianis color pallete ranged from soft, muted nudes to deep, dark bridal wear colors to even black. It was a heavily embellished collection, with a lot of belted silhouettes , heavily embroidered jackets contrasted with lightweight sheer net dupattas. You know what i didnt like? The jewellery. Killed a few looks for me.
Aashima and Leena showcased a collection that started with really calm, pristine whites and then transitioned into really bright oranges and reds. There was brocade, banarsi georgettes, and lots of flowy nets in between.
Anjalee and Arjun Kapoor are a favourite of many a bride , but this collection was a wee bit dissapointing to me. It just seemed like the same old, same old stone work on the same old colors and silhouettees. Some of the outfits had gorgeous pieces as seperates, like i loved that jacket which is at the bottom right, but i thought that satiny pink lace skirt underneath killed it for me.
Meera and Muzafar Ali showcases a very subtle, understated collection using traditional indian crafts and textiles
Do you have a favourite? Im not sure whether i am completely in love with anything you know?