fashion, / 2017 April 15
Bridal Couture Week SS’17: 10 Hottest Trends on the Bridal Fashion Radar
The Bridal Couture Week SS’17 ended with a huge aplomb, and we got to feast our eyes on gorgeous collections that brimmed us up with inspirations for the bridal season.
Let’s feast our eyes on the hottest trends showcased on the runways of the BCW SS’17:
Collections: Amir Adnan, Asifa & Nabeel, Rizwan Ahmed.
Designers have given us a delightful whirlwind of A-line slits that come in all shapes and sizes. Some collections feature incredibly long ankle-grazing silhouettes with sharp A-line slits alongside exotic zardozi-rich lehengas.
Fifty Shades of Blue
Collections: Amir Adnan, Gogi By Hassan Riaz, HSY.
Blue has emerged as one of the hottest hues on the bridal fashion radar, and designers have introduced us to a delightful blue palette that ranges from deep navy and energetic light blue to sea blue and turquoise hues.
Red & Cropped
Collections: The Classic Reds.
Cropped cholis and lehengas in bold scarlet hues were one of the most glamorous highlights of the Bridal Couture Week. The Classic Reds, a collaboration of some of the most creative minds in the industry, turned out to be an utter delight.
Collections: Fahad Hussayn, Gogi by Hassan Riaz, Umsha by Uzma Babar.
Floral embroideries, exotic artwork, and ethnic beading is all the rage this season, and most of the bridal collections featured a myriad of floral designs. There were some utterly delightful applique-filled numbers that looked straight out of an enchanted garden.
The Gharara Obsession
Collections: Asifa & Nabeel, HSY, Nickie Nina.
Ghararas are clearly trending hot this season, and designers have given us a delightful myriad to flaunt them. We have traditional kurtis that exude a timeless classic appeal, bright hued color pallets, plain white ghararas, and above all, HSY’s exotic ethnic blend that presents us with heaps of Mughaliya glamour.
Collections: Impulse by Ayesha, Ahmed Sultan, Amina Yasmeen by Mansoor Akram.
We were delighted by the gorgeous variety of soft nudes that stunned us at the catwalks, and we must admit, these cool hues are perfect for the humid bridal season ahead. If you want to strike all the right chords of regal elegance, you’ve got to pick out a nude outfit and that’s that!
Collections: Umsha by Uzma Babar, Ahmed Sultan, Ayesha and Usman Qamar.
Delicately cinched up peplum tops were all the rage, but this season, we get to experience them in several exciting variations. Some collections have featured peplum tops with longer silhouettes, while others go hard on the cinched up appeal and feature sharp modern cuts. Paired atop ghararas, lehengas, bell bottoms and much more, these are must-haves if you want your festive statement to be utterly chic.
Return to Traditions
Collections: HSY, Sonya Battla.
HSY’s ethnic-inspired collection, 1901, brought back the exotic embroideries and regal cuts of the Mughal era. The couture maestro excelled his art with the zardozi-rich lehengas, several other collections also retained the classic beauty of traditional tankaas and embroideries, but clearly, none could excel the irresistible aplomb that walked down the runway for HSY.
Swanky Bell Bottoms
Collections: Asifa & Nabeel, Nickie Nina, Ayesha and Usman Qamar.
Remember those insanely cool and swanky Mick Jagger pants that were all hit back in the 80’s? Designers have given us a delightful revival of swanky bell bottoms that are irresistibly chic and insanely voguish. These are hands down the hottest trend on the minimalist radar.
Collections: HSY, Fahad Hussayn, Ushma by Uzma Babar.
Much like any other BCW, this season was all about exotic zardozi patterns, crystal embroideries, metallic detailing and plenty of stone-work. Designers such as HSY, Fahad Hussayn, Asifa & Nabeel and countless others decided to walk down the traditional road and bring back the artwork that is the essence of Indian embroidery techniques.