The Bride’s Guide To #AIFWAW16 : Day 2

I really hoped you liked what you saw during Day 1 at Amazon India Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2016 – I sure did!

And now, for Day 2.
aifw a-w - day 2Day 2 was all about the muted colours with pops of red, and lots of metallic accents. What also stood out was the use of different techniques across fabrics, embroideries and silhouettes. All my lovely brides, although this list doesn’t have trousseau picks from Anita Dongre’s Grassroot Collection or Dhruv Kapoor’s show, you must check it out if you are on the either end of the simplicity/opulence spectrum.
1I interpreted this collection as an interesting juxtaposition of the feminine and masculine. The women had a strong warrior like persona, while the men flaunted delicate jewels and flowy cuts. Layering with traditional fabrics was key to this colourful collection. The standout pieces however, were the jewellery and headgear by House of Devasya.
Ideal for: The sister of the bride at the wedding
2I will always regret not being able to watch this show in person. The cohesive theme in here was the range of techniques that Rimzim Dadu has perfected over the years. And it was truly a unique experience for the audience who got the chance to experience an interactive show where her team was doing a live demo of the very techniques showcased on the ramp. Fabric manipulation with  dark,metallic tones gave birth to some standout pieces that I would die to get my hands on.
Ideal for: The Experimental Bride’s trousseau
3Ok, here’s a tip – ladies, everything we see on the runway can’t (and shouldn’t!) be recreated off the ramp. Like that quilted hair. Moving on. My trousseau lust-list has definitely got a bunch of these muted intricately embroidered gowns with layers of silk and net. Not seen here, but equally stunning, were the embroidered bags the models carried. D-I-V-I-N-E is the only word that comes to my mind for those pieces.
Ideal for: An earthy mehendi 
4Malini Ramani, the Queen of resort wear did not disappoint. Although there were several of her signature maxis part of the collection, I couldn’t take my eyes off these easy, breezy tribal influenced sarees. I know stripe-obsessed best friend would want more than one piece from this show.
Ideal for: that Goa wedding where every function is on the beach
5Showing along side Malini Ramani, Nikasha’s collection just opened up the world of possibilities for your beach wedding wardrobe. Capes, flouncy drapes, sarees, silver embellishments all came together to create one of the youngest-looking collections, so far, at Fashion Week. I’m not the biggest believer in the Bridesmaids dressing similarly, but if I was, I’d love to see an army donned in Nikasha.
Ideal for: wearing with my favourite, but yet to be launched jewellery – Tribana
6 All that glitters is not gold, it is Rajesh Pratap Singh’s collection. It was an amalgamation of easy yet structured separates, but my favourites were the coordinated suits, and those stunning blazers that can be so versatile during winter. And honestly, the idea of walking into a cocktail in a white and gold Rajesh Pratap Singh suit doesn’t sound bad AT ALL.
Ideal for: Winter weddings, cocktails 

And with that, we wrapped up Day 2.

What was your favourite collection? Are you enjoying this series?

Let me know in the comments below!

Love you too ♥

(Image Courtesy: Ahuja)

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Prerna is a wedding blogger and bridal stylist, who blogs as thetrougirl. A die-hard romantic, she loves weddings, bad puns and Bollywood. And weddings.

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