wedding season is in the offing in India and designers, hairdressers
and makeup artists are ready with the wares.
In Bridal Trends 2001, everything new and innovative for the
Indian bride was showcased. The aim was to showcase a marriage
between apparel hair and make up. All three ingredients necessary
for ultimate bridal elegance.
makeup and aromatherapy Guru Dr Blossom Kochhar set the trend
for a fresh and natural look for a bride. Fresh and natural
as a dewdrop is how she described a bride.
Hair as an art form, moulding and sculpting hair into radically
new and different designs.
Bridal Trends tried to bring forward the idea of the bride's
requirement through out all the events she has to take part
in, considering the fact that Indian marriages are almost
a week long affair.
Eyes were especially focussed. Semi-precious stone dust as
an eye shadow were an interesting innovation.
Hair styles of the season are ornate this time. The reason
being that the chunni or veil is no longer heavy or ornate
and the seasonal preference is to place a transparent veil
through which the style is visible.
The trend is towards designer hair style. The use of attractive
accesories to make the hair styles more noticeable and easy
to do were the highlights.
bindi was used creatively more for creating exotic body art
pieces with an innovative use of crystals pearls and beads.
The focus was obviously to create a niche in the market as
well and bring about a new dimension and a greater range of
choice for the brides.
Bridal trends 2001 showcased 17 ensembles. The label specialises
in bridal and hand embroideries.
Ashima and Leena Singh label has been in the Indian market
for almost nine years now and their bridal designs have been
quite a hit.
time around the have introduced the concept of trousseau for
the bride. The designers have designed the entire gamut of
clothes a bride requires.
The hand designed clothes with hand woven motifs gives the
bride a total Indian look while keeping in mind also changing
Colours were an added aspect of Bridal Trends. Colours for
the Indian bride has changed radically with black and white
along with various othre hues being introduced this time.
The show was also a tribute to the hundreds of craftsmen who
work behind the scenes. Exquisite designs but on a lighter
mould to go with the trend was the special feature.
For Samantha and Blossom and Ashima and Leena Singh the attempt
was a coordinated effort. For the first time the Indian bride
will have a complete choice and will not have to hop from
counter to counter for her requirements.
Bridal Trends 2001, shows the new direction the Indian fashion
is evolving and the efforts by all the affiliated industries
to come together on a single platfrom in search for bigger