A glamourous affair: The BMW India Bridal Fashion Week

Highlights of the 7th edition of the BMW India Bridal Fashion Week held at DLF Emporio.

The Bolshoi Bride by JJ Valaya at the BMW India Bridal Week

The Bolshoi Bride by JJ Valaya

Hosted at The Pavilion, DLF Emporio, in New Delhi from 7th to 11th August, 2015, the 7th BMW India Bridal Fashion Week showcased bridal couture from celebrated designers like Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla, Ashima Leena, Falguni Shane Peacock, Rina Dhaka, Shantanu and Nikhil, Suneet Varma, Tarun Tahiliani, Gauri Nainika, JJ Valaya and JyotsnaTiwari. An initiative of Fashion One, India Bridal Week had Swarovski as its Fashion Partner and many costumes at the show twinkled with these crystals.

Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla

The BMW India Bridal Fashion Week began with Abu Jani & Sandeep Khosla’s collection dedicated to Varanasi and showcased the silks, brocades, gold and silver thread work, and carpet weaving that the city is renowned for. Actress Sonam Kapoor was their showstopper who began the show wearing the spectacular Black Lotus Pond gown adorned with 3D lotuses and for the finale she sashayed on the ramp in a red bridal lehnga.

JJ Valaya

The soul of JJ Valaya’s ‘The Bolshoi Bazaar’ collection (pictured on top) was inspired by Russian and India cultures. The collection in signature weaves, crepes, georgettes and other fine fabrics featured sparkling bespoke Swarovski crystals in iridescent Green, Tangerine and jewel hues like emerald and ruby. The colours on the Bolshoi Bride were antique, metallic and neutral tones with a dash of India Bright. The JJ Valaya Bride this season is esoteric and grand as ever.

Tarun Tahiliani

Our Electric New World by Tarun Tahiliani was a visual delight for the spectators. The models sparkled in the modern, light-weight bridal outfits. The array of outfits included panelled veils, jackets, corsets, kurtas, sarees, lehenga saris, lehenga-cholis, dhotis and sherwanis. Showstopper Lisa Haydon looked gorgeous as a fashionable new-age bride in a rustic, burnt gold and cream ensemble.

Rina Dhaka

Rina Dhaka's design at BMW India Bridal Week

An outfit from Rina Dhaka’s collection

Rina Dhaka’s collection at the BMW India Bridal Fashion Week was inspired by Ferns and Petals. The fresh, youthful and beautiful collection was adorned with Swarovski crystals in emeralds, light siam and ruby red shades.

Falguni and Shane Peacock

Falguni and Shane Peacock showcased their collection titled ‘A French Rendezvous’ at the BMW India Bridal Week. Inspired by the opulence of the French Riviera the line featured clothes with western silhouettes and Indian embellishment techniques. Starlets Sooraj Pancholi and Athiya Shetty were showstoppers of the show.

Jyotsna Tiwari

Jyotsna Tiwari with Sarah Jane Dias at BMW India Bridal Week

Jyotsna Tiwari with Sarah Jane Dias

Jyotsna Tiwari presented a dreamy and romantic collection titled Secret Garden. The colours flowing through the line were peach, pink, coral, gold and red and the outfits glittered with Swarovski crystals. The modern bridal collection featured glamorous and elegant drapes. Sarah Jane Dias was the showstopper who even mesmerized the audience with a song!

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