Traditional Bengali designs and Mughal-inspired bridal wear - designers Anupama Dayal and Dev & Nil gave a glimpse of their collections to be showcased at the annual three-day wedding extravaganza Bridal Asia next month.
Divya Gurwara, CEO of Bridal Asia presented 'Bronze Begum' by Dayal and 'Naya/Notun' by designer duo Dev & Nil at DLF Promenade, Vasant Kunj, Wednesday.
''Notun' is a collection of old Bengali ideas packaged in a new format. We have tried to give a new flavour with our twist to the prevailing traditional richness,' Kolkata-based Dev explained.
'We have tried to display the embroidery in our garments not as a heavyweight. We have used Bengali workmanship of thread, beads, kasaps and dabkas with a fresh perspective and a modern touch to it,' he added.
The bridal collection is a blend of traditional designs with western silhouettes. While the collection saw a range of saris, lehengas and shararas embedded with Swarovski crystals for women, sherwanis were the only option for men.
The colour palette was subtle with a range of white, gold, peach, blue and red.
'My journey to bridal wear category started when I went to see Mughal jewels in a Singapore museum and they intoxicated me with their beauty and technical finesse. I was in awe of our own history,' said Dayal, who has made his debut in bridal wear.
Organised with the aim of bringing everything related to weddings under a single roof, one can find designer lehengas to jewellery, wedding planners to honeymoon packages and from lingerie to accessories at Bridal Asia.
The 12th edition of the show Sep 11-13 at Ashoka Hotel will bring together a melange of designers from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.
with the home brigade including designers like Sabyasachi Mukherjee, Pallavi Jaikishan, Rina Dhaka, Falguni & Shane Peacock, Jaya Rathore, one can't ask for more.
Jewellery designers like Notandas, Preeti Shah, Dolly Oberoi and accessory designers like Malaga and Bea Accessories are also part of the mega event.