Celebrity designer duo, Shyamal & Bhumika need no introduction but if you've been living under the rock until now then all you need to know is, they're one of the finest Bridal Designers in the country whose collection sprawls in every bracket possible. They have everything in store for everyone attending a wedding, whether they're bridal lehengas for the brides, stylish gowns for her bridesmaids, traditional sarees and light-weighted suits for the mothers or sherwanis and bandhgalas for the grooms and fathers, you name it and they have it. Not only this, their luxurious collection is also donned by some of the most renowned celebrity faces like Kangana Ranaut, Diana Penty, Athiya Shetty and Kajol.
In a candid conversation with Shaadisaga, designers Shyamal & Bhumika revealed some upcoming trends, styles and colours for 2018 brides and I'm sure you wouldn't want to miss what they revealed; you shouldn't even!
Asymmetrical and ruffled lehengas with stylized blouses and long trailing gowns are trending. Jackets with lehengas are sought after. The play of sheer is the most striking feature this season. We see it in chic blouses, artfully embroidered sleeves, tulle capes and sublime jackets.
Bridesmaids can be the most experimental at weddings. They can choose printed ensembles with design details over heavy embroidery and stunning silhouettes instead of simple traditional ensembles. A ruffled edged satin saree or a cold shoulder embellished blouse with a flared lehenga is highly recommended for bridesmaids.
Dramatic flares with intrinsic embroidery, short dresses, ruffled flares and asymmetrical full skirts with embellished details are in trend. Long ball gowns in vibrant emerald and raspberry add to the glamour quotient. Couture, as always, holds its place, giving all these trends the much-needed uniqueness as hand embroidered details transcend the garments into timeless masterpieces.
The freshness and playfulness of organic pastel shades with intricate light embroidery are favoured for summer weddings. Attention to design details with romantic floral patterns as muted pallets of blossoming flowers conveys the mood of spring and summer.
The vivid jewel tones of deep ruby, emeralds and dark sapphire reflect the onset of winter while luring us in their warmth. Traditional red lehengas with beautiful gold embroidery and glamorous gold lehengas are recommended for winter wedding.
Day weddings call for soft colors and delicate embroidery. You can choose a lehenga with an encrusted jacket in soothing colors that can perfect transitional ensembles as the day progresses into the evening. Dramatically flared lehengas with textured blouses and dupattas with tassels are recommended.
Evening weddings give you options to dress to what your heart desires. Muted pallets or jewel tones, both work for this time of the day. In muted pallets, adding dark highlights in terms of contrasting blouses and dupattas makes a distinctive impression. Heavily gold embellished lehengas or gowns in traditional Indian embroidery techniques fit well with the grandeur of an evening wedding.
Tulle and georgette work well for summer wedding as they are light and sheer. There is easiness in carrying tulle ensembles that are intricately hand embroidered. Georgette can be worn for the wedding functions that demand a bride to be active. The light of the flare swirls around, giving away a dreamy feel.
For winter weddings, fabrics such as velvet work very well. They are rich and heavy and can also be embellished with beautifully heavy embroidery to give a regal and sophisticated look.
Varieties of silk-like raw silk and matka silk work well for day weddings. They are organic sustainable fabric that do not stick to your body and still give you a structured look. Organza sarees with light embroidery can be worn for an elegant formal look.
Evening weddings call for experimentation with combinations of fabrics. Intricately embroidered raw silk lehengas with heavily embellished blouses and tulle dupattas make perfect wedding ensembles. Jackets over layered on tulle lehengas are also considered a good option. An organza ruffle detail on a dupatta or a saree hem adds style to a garment.
With two stores standing bold and proud in Mumbai & Ahmedabad, the designer duo expands their presence in the capital city, New Delhi. Roofed inside the city's most luxurious mall DLF Emporio, Shyamal & Bhumika launched their store on the Third Floor; housing three of their very latest & bespoke collections—Spring Couture collection ‘Wonderland’, ‘Serenades of Spring', and freshly off the ramp ‘Fall Winter 2w018’ collection.
The store truly elucidates the values and aesthetics of the brand. With antique mirrors held against the gravity on the roof and metal chains cascading from the roof to hold the garments, brings an unparalleled charm to the place.