The dream for most Asian brides on their wedding day, is to be wearing the most extravagant and stand out bridal outfit.
Looking for the perfect outfit is stressful for most brides, and is one of the hardest tasks they encounter when the looking for the dress.
Indian brides commonly wear Ghagra or lehenga-cholis and sarees, and a traditional Indian bride wears red as the colour highlights the complexion and enhances their beauty and charm.
It’s always the go to colour, but in recent times modern brides have been swaying to pinker or gold bridal looks.
Ghagra cholis have also become even more popular, as they coincide with the latest fashion trends allowing modern brides to be more experimental with their outfits.
With the rise of bridal designers who are breaking traditional conventions, this allows modern brides to look for something different and stay within the latest fashion trends.
We’ve put together a selection of the top 5 Asian Bridal designers that have moved Asian Bridal wear forward, whilst keeping it within the culture.
Sabyasachi Mukherjee is one most famous and recognised Indian designers, and has gained popularity all over the world with his simple design mantra: ‘Personalised imperfection of the human hand’.
Most recently, he has created pieces for the wedding of Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma, that was one of the biggest Indian weddings of 2016, and saw the likes on the Indian Prime Minister, the Indian cricket team, and many more Bollywood stars.
His designs are a fusion of styles that are made with unique fabrics, textures, patch-work and gorgeous embellishments in vibrant colour palettes, which give his dresses that WOW factor.
His collection includes extravagant anarkalis, sarees, suits, and mix of traditional and contemporary gowns.
Sabyasachi’s wedding lehengas have given a new look to Asian bridal wear, and add more glamour to the Indian culture.
There is no doubt that a Sabyasachi gown is goals for most Bride’s to be.
Tarun Tahiliani is one of the first Indian designers to introducer the Italian pattern cutting into the Indian fashion industry, and is one of the most celebrated Indian Fashion designers in India as well as around the world.
The designer was first noticed when British heiress Jemima Khan wore one of his designs at her wedding to Imran Khan, the Pakistani Politician and former cricketer, in 1995.
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His outfits are a fusion of intricate textiles, carefully crafted designs that ooze luxury. He also used the luxurious and fashionable blending of the Indian royal heritage and the European sartorial styles, and was the first Indian fashion designer to be invited to show his creation at the Milan Fashion Week.
The patterns that he uses include paisley, old motifs and floral designs that really makes a bride stand out on her wedding day. He is also inspired by refined living, elegance and the Indian royalty, that reflects in his pieces.
Tarun’s designs are frequently seen worn by famous Indian celebrities, and it’s no wonder why brides are keen for one of his creations.
Manish Malhorta is one of the most recognised names in the Indian Fashion industry, and has dressed many of the Bollywood stars as well Michael Jackson, Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell.
Not only has he dressed some of the most famous stars on the planet, but he has also worked as a stylist in many Bollywood movies and has awards for many of them.
Every Bride wishes to wear one of his lehenga’s at her wedding, which can also be seen on a Bollywood star.
His creations are always evolving, positive and confident, and a bride who wishes to wear a Manish Malhotra has a clear picture on what she wants in life and is aware of she exactly wants.
Manish’s designs are opulent and contemporary Indian wear, that ooze elegancy, glamour and femininity. The creations celebrate traditional designs with a touch of the modern Indian flair.
Ritu Kumar, is the saviour of the Indian sartorial heritage and culture who has played a key role in bringing the Indian crafts and ethnic haute couture to the mainstream fashion trends.
The designer started from a small store in Kolkata in 1969, with the help of 4 hand block printers and two tables, and has now grown to be one of the most popular and prized brands in the Indian Fashion scene.
She has dressed Bollywood stars such as Priyanka Chopra, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan to Princess Diana, Jemima Khan and many more.
Kumar is celebrated in the Fashion circles globally for her creativity in mixing the traditional Indian weaving, embroidery, and dressing styles with contemporary and western designers to create unique pieces that are loved by many round the world.
Ritu Kumar lehengas use lively and festive colours that will make you stand out of the crowd, and most certainly will have all eyes on you on your wedding day.
Neeta Lulla is another most popular and celebrated Fashion designer in India, and has again worked and styled the elite.
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Her collections are inspired by everything, from the charm of a bride at her wedding, or the self-confidence of the modern Indian women. Her collections are based on bold and mysterious themes and there is something to suit any personality.
A bride can expect a Lulla collection to range from dark, mysterious and minimal to festive, traditional and intricately crafted.
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A bride can expect to be looking very classy and sophisticated in Neeta’s collections, with the perfect blend of contemporary and traditional. Her creations are versatile, so they are perfect for any type of bride.
Find out how you can find the perfect wedding outfit here, when we visited the National Asian Wedding Show.