And a little bit of Fashion Week 101.
If you are getting married in the next 6 months, and are looking to buy your wedding lehenga and trousseau now, you’re worried. The next set of Fashion Weeks are still 3-4 months away. Where are you supposed to research the latest in bridal fashion, so that you don’t accidentally end up buying a 2 year old style? That is, of course, if you care about that sort of thing.
Unless you have a friend who works at a fashion magazine, you’re going to be one hell of a confused bride trying to find the latest in bridal fashion on those 20 websites you’ve just googled. If you’re not a regular fashion week follower, you’re going to have a hard time keeping all the S/S, S/R, A/W shows from merging into each other and leaving you blurry-eyed.
Well, I am that friend. And that regular fashion week follower 🙂 And I put together a guide to all the freshest fashion from the last 12 months for brides. You’re welcome!
A Little Bit of Fashion Week 101
There are a couple of fashion weeks that happen every year:
- India Bridal Fashion Week (IBFW) – once a year
- India Couture Week (ICW) – once a year
- Amazon India Fashion Week (AIFW), that used to be Wills Lifestyle Fashion Week till recently – twice a year
- Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) – twice a year
These are the major fashion shows that, as a fashion-conscious bride, you should really really care about. IBFW and ICW showcase mainly heavy Indian wear, which is all relevant to brides to be. They have a limited list of designers so it’s easy to look at the latest in bridal wear by browsing through all the shows. On this blog, I typically pick out the best of these shows, and my absolute favourite outfits for brides.
AIFW and LFW, though, have 2 editions every year and with over 40-50 designers (sometimes even 80!) showcasing their work. That itself makes the task of finding basic pretty wearable outfits a headache. Add to that the fact that most of them are not going to showcase bridal wear, and you’ve got yourself some major bridal blues. And will you believe it if I say there’s one more layer to this confusing mess – LFW showcases collections for the latest season (so, they just wrapped up the Summer Resort edition for 2015), while AIFW’s latest show was Autumn/Winter because they showcase one season in advance!
Which reminds me, let me tell you what each of the acronyms stands for:
S/S – Spring / Summer
S/R – Summer / Resort
A/W – Autumn / Winter
W/F – Winter / Festive
On this blog, I will generally go through every single designer’s work from LFW and AIFW, and talk about only my favourite shows for bridal wear, and pick out the absolute best outfits for brides – from their wedding lehengas, to trousseau saris and even some honeymoon outfits.
Guide to Fashion Weeks 2014-15: Bridal Edition
For 2014-15, here’s everything you need to know from posts we’ve done over the last 1 year. This is, like I mentioned at the beginning of the post, for those brides who want to know about the freshest finds in the bridal fashion world.
Note: Just click on the images! They’ll take you straight to the post(s) on that designer/collection/show.
The Best Bridal Shows
India Couture Week & India Bridal Fashion Week 2014 | August 2014
The Best Winter Bridal & Festive Wear
Lakme Fashion Week Winter-Festive 2014 | September 2014 & Amazon India Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2015 | March 2015
Trends for Wedding Season 2014-15
Fashion for Summer of 2015
Wills India Fashion Week and Lakme Fashion Week | March 2015
And even though she hasn’t participated in a fashion show till now this year, her new collection is more than worthy of a mention in a post that talks about Summer Fashion – Anita Dongre’s Summer Bride 2015.
Do you have any other questions about fashion week? Leave a comment below!