Bridal Fashion

Everything We Loved from FDCI India Couture Week 2019

Anupriya Khanna, 31 Jul 2019

Unleashing the year’s upcoming wedding trends, the FDCI India couture week 2019 wrapped up in the capital with a bang last week. The highly awaited week-long event witnessed an array of impressive bridal couture creations by the most celebrated designers of the industry. Every couturier presented their best of bridal lehengas, exaggerated gowns, risque blouses, experimental sarees & basically everything that fits the new-age bride’s tastes. 

Latest Designer Collections fresh off the Ramp of ICW 2019

Swaying our hearts with his couture collection- ‘Lumen-The light of a Human’, designer Amit Aggarwal opened the show with his statement sculpted lehengas & drapes, followed by Suneet Varma’s glitzy representation of precious finery & opulent mirror-work. Unfolding the elegance further were designers Pankaj & Nidhi and Rahul Mishra who showcased iridescent colour-palette and a phenomenal play of florals respectively. 

Moving ahead, couturier Sulakshana Monga brought out the best of Indian heritage through her colourful lehengas embroidered with Vedic chants & left us all smitten. On the other hand, the designer duo Shyamal & Bhumika displayed the elegance of Renaissance through their panelled lehengas & shoulder-baring blouses and instantly got us winning. Keeping up with their signature style, designers Gaurav Gupta & Falguni Shane Peacock too experimented with zardozi, chikankari & applique work in their latest collections and put forth voluminously wide to perpendicularly narrow silhouettes. And in the end, giving us gobs of inspiration was maestro Tarun Tahiliani whose lightweight yet visually heavy ensembles emerges as a pure delight for the millennial brides. 

All in all, it was a great show and here’s our round-up of the best styles we spotted at FDCI India Couture Week this year! From brides, grooms to bridesmaids, we’ve enlisted something for everyone! Give it a thorough look and drench into these avant-garde creations for your wedding or an upcoming wedding.

Best Picks from FDCI India Couture Week 2019

For Brides

~A dazzling red lehenga with a plunging neckline blouse.

Amit Aggarwal
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~Muted beige lehenga with a plethora of blooms and one-shoulder puffed sleeve blouse

Shyamal & Bhumika
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~A voluminous steel grey & mauve lehenga with an off-shoulder feathered sleeve blouse

~Beautiful floral embroidered lehenga in a distinctive tangerine tango hue

Rahul Mishra
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~A royal handcrafted saree with a printed blouse

~Modern ivory lehenga & blouse detailed with phenomenal threadwork

~An impeccable bridal lehenga embroidered with Vedic chants

~Off-shoulder blush pink blouse with a glimmering golden skirt

~Hand-embroidered icy blue saree with a dusty pink blouse

~An experimental gown with a drape extension on one side

~Breathtaking blush pink lehenga with a partly sheer & partly embellished blouse

~A striking pink gown with a thigh-high slit & ruffled details on one shoulder

~Glam mettallic lehenga skirt and a blouse with an attached dupatta-like adornment

~Impressive rosy pink lehenga detailed with artwork of temples

~A ravishing red ball gown with dramatic ruffles around the neck

~Traditional red lehenga with a plunging neckline blouse

~Yummy baby-pink lehenga with statement gota patti work & hints of blue

~An intricately hand-worked red lehenga with a round neck blouse

~Scintillating grey lehenga with a beautiful sweetheart neck blouse

~Bustier blouse with a fully embellished lehenga skirt

For Bridesmaids

~Front-knotted one shoulder blouse with a luminous gota patti lehenga skirt

Reynu Taandon
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~A bright yellow bridal lehenga handcrafted with fine details

~Alluring pale pink lehenga with a strappy blouse and detachable feathered-sleeves

~Elegant ivory lehenga embellished with blue beads & sequins

~Voguish mint-green lehenga adorned with elegant threadwork & embellishments

~Dusty bluse saree and a sequinned blouse with threadwork & ruffles on the sleeves

~Shimmery black pre-draped saree 

~A neon-hued lehenga skirt with a bold plunging neck blouse

~Floral-embroidered blush pink lehenga and a deep V-neck blouse

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~Spectacular Anarkali suit replete with florals all over

~An all-sequinned short kurta and sage green sharara pants

~Bandeau neck A-line dress detailed with popping-colors

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For Grooms

~An all white textured tuxedo suit with feather details on the collar

~Experimental black tuxedos with dazzling details 

Gaurav Gupta
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~A unique tuxedo suit featuring overlapping flaps and sequinned work 

Gaurav Gupta
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~Black tuxedo suit with black & white lapels and belted patterns 

Gaurav Gupta
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~A sequinned side-slit bandhgala with metallic gold pants

Amit Aggarwal
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~Glamorous single-buttoned tuxedo with a black kurta and pants

Tarun Tahiliani
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~Structured black bandhgala with a shimmery green kurta and a pair of black pants

Amit Aggarwal
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~Ultra-glam side-buttoned achkan with a long kurta and a pair of churidars

Tarun Tahiliani
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~A subtle cream-colored nehru jacket with a long kurta and dhotis

Tarun Tahiliani
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~Mesmerizing dusty-pink sherwani with matching dhotis

Tarun Tahiliani
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~Stunning powder-green bandhgala and a pair of churidars

Rahul Mishra
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~Textured front-slit bandhgala with short dhotis and a long kurta

Tarun Tahiliani
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~A magnificent ivory bandhgala adorned with sureal threadwork

Rahul Mishra
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~The ever-raging ivory sherwani adorned with itricate embroideries

Rahul Mishra
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