5 Best Indian Wedding Designers
Unarguably any Indian’s favourite time of the year, wedding season is round the corner and the love is in the air! But let’s get to our most favourite part of shaadi time – and the brides’ – the gorgeous wedding and trousseau fashion.
Years of coveting, months of planning and days of anticipation later, Indian wedding wear culminates into a few gorgeous days of celebration. So to help you look the bride that you always dreamt of, we rounded up the top 5 wedding designers in India, all creators of breath taking couture. Take a look!
Tarun Tahiliani is always first a connoisseur of the arts before he’s called a designer. Armed with degrees from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Tahiliani has taken Indian wear to glamorous heights, with European cuts, structured draping and digital prints studded with Swarovski crystals. His award-winning designs retail globally and regularly starlight runways all over the world.
The face behind many a Bollywood makeover, from Urmila Matondkar in Rangeela to Kajol in Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge to Sushmita Sen in Main Hoon Na, or Kareena Kapoor in Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham, Manish Malhotra has set a milestone for fashion in the world of Bollywood. Whether his filmy bright chiffon sarees that everyone from Sridevi to Deepika Padukone has flaunted, or Preity Zinta’s memorable salwar suits from Veer Zaara, the designer’s creations have gone down in style history.
This Hyderabad-based designer may have appeared on the scene a few years ago, but what we’re considering is that she’s now at her absolute peak. The self-taught seamstress first started crafting clothes in her atelier and made her ramp debut at Fashion Week Summer Resort 2013 in the Talent Box section. Her signature romantic, fresh floral designs are what make her not just a crowd favourite but a celebrity sweetheart as well – Madhuri Dixit, Deepika Padukone and Nargis Fakhri count amongst her celebrity clientele.
The designer’s attention to detail is what takes her couture to the next level – she mixes floral prints, lace and gota and uses pure fabrics with delicate embellishments to create ethnic designs that are especially popular with young brides.
A NIFT New Delhi graduate, Varun Bahl launched his eponymous label in 2001, and has since become one of the most popular designers among brides today.
His creations are a beautiful blend of two worlds, mixing a vintage and antique look with the new and contemporary lines, to create pieces that are chic and trendy. Bahl combines his eye for detail and breathtaking embellishment with clean silhouettes and a blend of techniques. The average Bahl ensemble will feature block printing, appliqué and embroidery crafted from fabrics with different textures – exhaustingly beautiful to say the least.
Best known for her eponymous label, Anamika Khanna’s style of design is presenting India’s rich craft traditions through contemporary silhouettes.
She is credited for introducing the dhoti pants, for reinterpreting the saree, and you’ve definitely seen her famous embellished capes on many a famous face – Sonam Kapoor, Jacqueline Fernandez, Katrina Kaif, Deepika Padukone, and Kareena Kapoor are all regular clients.
The label Anamika Khanna is synonymous with craft, experimental styles; modern and edgy design – going from a ready-to-wear collection all the way up to couture. No wonder modern Indian brides flock to get their special dresses designed by this maverick.