BMW India Bridal Fashion Week 2015 (BIBFW) took place from the 7th until the 11th of august in Delhi, India. 11 noted designers showcased their bridal – haute couture designs during the event.
The fashion spectacle kicked off with a show by Abu Jani & Sandeep Khosla. The runway show featured an appearance by Bollywood actress and fashion It Girl Sonam Kapoor, who said she grew up with Abu Jani & Sandeep Khosla’s designs, wearing one at her first public appearance for her first film ‘Saawariya’ and more recently at the Cannes film festival. Abu Jani & Sandeep Khosla’s collection VARANASI pays homage to Varanasi, one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world. Also known as Banaras or Kashi, this is a city steeped in legend, mythology, culture and history.
Style icon and fashion entrepreneur Pernia Qureshi (stylist and owner of online fashion destination perniaspopupshop.com) walked the ramp for Suneet Varma during the grand finale of BIBFW. She looked picture perfect in a pink bridal lehenga. Couture: A Love Story, is based on the arts and literature of Persia – The love poems, the lyrical motifs, the decorative arts in architecture, the Persian blues, the soft pastels and the nostalgic shades of gold and rose.
Other BIBFW 2015 highlights were the runway shows by JJ Valaya and Tarun Tahiliani.
Every year, JJ Valaya combines the energy of his constant inspiration, India with that of another culturally charged domain. For his collection The Bolshoi Bazaar he chose Russia. This ‘merge’ resulted in a very innovative collection. It really stood out from the other shows!
Tarun Tahiliani’s collection ‘Our Eclectic New World’ was like a breath of fresh air for the new age brides-to-be in the audience. This collection draws influences from the imperial splendor of the ancient Indian artistry and the immediacy of today’s Instagram-conscious, hashtag-obsessed generation. Tradition meets modernity!
The wedding season…a time to tie the knot with your beloved or THE moment for brides (and grooms) to be to explore their options and view the latest bridal fashion trends on the runway. I was wondering, what is your bridal style? Are you a new age (neo) bride who prefers modernity and fashionable dress options or are you a classic bride, who prefers the more traditional designs? Let me know!
In order of appearance: Suneet Varma, Tarun Tahiliani, Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla, Tarun Tahiliani, JJ Valaya, Suneet Varma, JJ Valaya, Gauri & Nainika