Top 10 Bridal Designers In India
By Contributor: Uzma
In past few years, fashion industry has very much expanded. At the same time designer wear is not limited to only celebrities and it has reached out for common people too. It can be said specially in the case of bridal wear. It is once in a lifetime thing, every bit should be perfect. So why not your bridal trousseau?? It should be so good that it becomes your heirloom to be passed on to next generation. J I’m listing some of the best bridal designers in recent time. Watch out!
India’s foremost Fashion designer and certainly a bride’s favourite. She has got many national and international awards for her contribution in fashion. Celebrities are frequently spotted in her creation. Her fan club includes Late Princess Diana and Jemima Khan.
Bollywood Inspiration: Kareena Kapoor and Diya Mirza got their Bridal outfit done by Ritu Kumar. Soha Ali Khan wore her creation for her mehandi.
I got to know about her when I searched for my favourite movie Devdas’ outfit. Since then my knowledge about her personal and professional life has only increased. She is most awarded fashion designer and has won National Award four times. Avant garde movies like Taal, Jodha Akbar, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam and Chandni are credited to her. Flowing chiffon sarees in Chandni and authentic classic sarees in Devdas were definitely a trendsetter.
Bollywood Inspiration: wedding dresses of Aishwarya Rai Bachhan, Genelia D’souza and Esha Deol were made by Neeta Lulla.
His bridal wear is rich in Indian craftsmanship and textile but tailoring and cuts are European. That’s the beauty of his bridal wear. Traditional and modern designs are merged in his couture. Grand is the one word to describe his creations.
Bollywood Inspiration: Shilpa Shetty, Priyanka Alva (wife of Vivek Oberoi) and Jemima Khan wore dresses designed by him in their respective weddings.
4. Manish Malhotra:
He’s the face behind makeover of many Bollywood beauties. Rangeela , DDLJ and Main Hoon Naa settled a milestone for Bollywood Fashion. Remember Karisma and Madhuri in Dil To Pagal Hai? Karisma in branded sportswear and Madhuri in sultry suits. These designs still find its way in Fashion world. That’s the charisma of Manish Malhotra.
Bollywood Inspiration: His sweethearts, Karisma and Kareena Kapoor wore Lehangas by him in their respective weddings.
Shantanu & Nikhil:
All a modern bride wants is Shantanu & Nikhil. Contemporary drapes, antique hand crafted embroidery and modern apparel, all of this makes S & N outfit. They excel in gowns and when it’s given touch of India’s rich heritage (embroidery and texture), it turns out to be even more beautiful.
Bollywood Inspiration: Genelia D’souza, Avantika Malik and Sania Mirza wore dresses by them in their weddings.
Yet another face behind much needed makeover of some actresses (Vidya balan, Rani Mukerji). He brings glamour to simple and age old Indian fabrics like no one else. He has brought back Kanjivaram, banarsi and cotton to the ramp. His Bridal wear highlight the same characteristic.
Bollywood inspiration: Vidya Balan wore saree by Sabyasachi in her wedding.
J J Valaya:
Luxury can be translated into Valaya very easily. Gorgeous brocade and silks infused with precious intricate embroidery. There is minimalism and grandeur at the same time. Bollywood actresses are often spotted in his creations.
Bollywood inspiration: actress Gul Panag wore Lehenga by J J Valaya in her wedding.
Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla:
they are working together for more than 25 years. Clothes made by them are unique combination of finest fabric and intricate embellishment. What they create can be described as Modern Masterpiece. They are favourite of Bachchan family.
Bollywood Inspiration: Arpita Khan wore outfit made by designer duo in her wedding.
Another favourite of bollywood celebrities and name behind many outstanding dresses in Movies. My favourite is Bipasha’s look in Omkara. His dresses along with his accessory line are magnificent. I find his bridal wear to be very cheery and colourful. He is as popular internationally as he is in India. He is the choice of actresses Katrina Kaif and Bipasha Basu.
Bollywood Inspiration: Esha Deol wore dresses designed by him in her Sangeet and Reception.
yet again, an Indian fashion designer with international appeal. He is one the first designer to open Dubai Fashion Week. His bridal dresses seem to be feather light and beautifully subtle. His gowns are straight out of a fairy tale. Innovative fabrics and designs are distinct in his creations.
Bollywood Inspiration: he is the precious of Malaika Arora Khan. She is often spotted as his showstopper, and she also wore a gown by Rodricks in her wedding with Arbaaz Khan.
P.S.: None of her clear pictures are available
But we have another gown by Wendell Rodricks