A Modern Muse
Wedding Affair|October - November 2019
A smiling bride — drenched in the mist of henna, haldi and gajra, and coloured in the shades of love with her wedding outfit — is one of the most beautiful sights in the world. Each outfit of the trousseau is handpicked to render meaning to the nuptial ceremonies and exemplify grace and charm of the newlywed. The contemporary bride, ready to match the pace of the evolving world, keeps an eye on the blooming sartorial trends to put her best fashion foot forward during her wedding.

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.

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