This year’s India Couture Week (ICW) organised by the Fashion and Design Council of India (FDCI) from July 22 to 28, was an ode to the modern sensibilities infused in the traditional kaarigari of making a piece of Indian clothing. Entering the 12th year of couture festivities, ICW saw some of the most graceful blends of past and present in building the architecture of haute couture. The six-day event of ace designers presenting their masterpieces gave ample inspiration to the modern bride. Here are Wedding Affair’s choicest of trends from the latest edition of ICW to inspire every bride.
SLINKY BLOUSES AND CHOLIS
Revealing, bold and dainty best describe the blouses and cholis designed by the masterminds of Indian couture during ICW. No bride wants to wear the traditional blouse, when the look of the contemporary blouse has evolved to an extent where the blouse or the choli is often the star of the outfit. The blouse designs in ICW depended heavily on the fabric used, in that, a lot of designers resorted to satin and silk to lend a soft touch to the overall look. Designers like Shyamal & Bhumika, Gaurav Gupta and Reynu Taandon were among those who resorted to silk and satin to weave magic into their choli designs. Off-shoulder, strapless, deep V-neck, and plunging/revealing blouses are the ‘it’ blouses of the season. So was visible in the necklines constructed by the designers at ICW 2019. Milkmaid neckline blouses were introduced in the collection by Falguni and Shane Peacock as an ode to the current trend of the milkmaid tops in the popular culture. Suneet Varma’s collection saw some mini cholis with ruffled accents and slinky fits. Hence, the brides of today, can go ahead, and look forward to wearing some figure-hugging and accentuating blouses to amplify the overall look for any event of their wedding festivity.
SAREE INSPIRED GOWNS
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UNI(S)ON TERRITORIES OF INDIA
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REVISITING THE VINTAGE AGE
Home is where the heart is and the heart surely knows its beat. There are many ways to revamp your home — the vintage route seems the best way to go about it. What’s more, you get to revisit nostalgia every single day as you walk across your drawing room to sit cosily near the fireplace and peruse your favourite romantic novel. Comfort meets elegance as you adorn your abode with the classics, old is indeed gold. Take cues as Wedding Affair brings to you four effective and comfortable techniques to inculcate a dash of vintage to your decor accents.
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THE KANNADIGA WEDLOCK
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BRINGING BACK THE CLASSIC
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BRIDES, BOLLYWOOD AND PASSA
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Nuptials Of The Princely: A RAJPUT WEDDING
The Rajputs do everything including their weddings in a unique style. Their swords, royal jewellery, Rajputana poshaak, and traditional customs make everything about their style of weddings regally distinctive and grand. Here is a glimpse into the happening weddings of the Rajputs.
AN ECSTATIC CARESS
Tiny beads of sweat roll down your curvy bodice as you finish off the last few sips of your wine, hand gently grazing each other’s bodies. You both know what’s going to happen next. But doing it the right way is crucial to the ‘climax’ because what precedes the main course has the power to increase or diminish your appetite. But also, looking at foreplay as an appetizer and not a meal of its own can make it seem like it’s less important than an orgasm via vaginal or anal intercourse.
The Euphoric Island Getaway
Taxing wedding rituals surely take a toll on one and all and hence rises the value of a relaxing vacation for the newlyweds. What’s more fun than whisking away your beloved for a romantic getaway to a far-off island, with just the sun, sand and the sea to witness your love? Sounds enthralling, right? With nothing but nature to surround you, cherish the captivating beauty of your surroundings and the one who holds your arm. Enjoy gorgeous sunsets in each other’s company as you get to know each other. Don’t shy away from dabbling with adventure as Wedding Affair brings to you four best destinations for a much-awaited island honeymoon.