The Regional Shades of the Asian Bride is a concept photoshoot creatively directed Your Dream Shaadi, UK’s Elite Online Asian Bridal magazine, which captures the authentic traditional Asian bridal fashion, jewellery and styling of various regions and religions of India. This shoot celebrates the unique beauty and style of each traditional regional bridal look with contemporary overtones. The shoot features the signature creations of seven British Asian fashion designers, which of some whose creations I have seen in person and their work should definitely be applauded.
This luscious sari has been created by none other than the sari genius NG Sarees. I have personally seen this sari in the flesh and do not be fooled its’ simplicity… as it speaks a million words – it is bold, yet holds its’ essence of South Asian fashion roots. The golden intricate embroidery and deep hue of maroon on this silk Kanjeevaram sari are a match made in heaven! Not forgetting to mention I love the gajra! – a South Asian sari is not complete without a gajra.
So rangeela! Rajasthani fashion is all about bursts of colours and and stunning detailed designs! The clash of deep pink and mustard yellow contrast well together; I adore the design patterns on the lehenga skirt! The lotus flowers embroidery on the antique gold blouse adds that extra character to the outfit. Once you set your eyes on this… you just have to look again and again!
Siren red, heavy stone work and the wow factor! There is a slight contemporary touch to this lehenga -the short blouse and intricate designs… I personally love it! It looks very sophisticated. diamond stone work is scattered across the lehenga from head to toe, however the stonework in the borders and sleeves really gives it elegance keeping that traditional look.
Being Bengali myself, when I think of a traditional Bengali sari – gold, white and red pops into my mind. Conventionally a Bengali sari is mostly white or red, however I like how this sari’s main colour scheme strikes out to be gold and red; similarly to the iconic sarees worn by Madhuri & Aishwarya’s Dola Re Dola Re dance number in Devdas. The big golden flower embroidery across the border and banarasi pallu adds eye catching elements to this sari, along with the green blouse which creates a great contrast; it certainly quite an interesting sari created by Trousseau.
The outfits mentioned above are just a few of my favourites, but if you wish to find out more about the shoot, see all the outfits or contact any of the designers please visit Your Dream Shaadi – UK’s Elite Online Asian Wedding Magazine.
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Photography: Casey MacKenzie Johnson