t2 takes a peek at the trousseau lineup for wedding diaries

Wedding Diaries will be held in Swabhumi from September 14 to 16, in association with t2

  • Published 10.09.18

Wedding Diaries will be held in Swabhumi from September 14 to 16, in association with t2 

Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla: The veteran designer duo from Delhi will be getting ASAL by Abu Sandeep, their diffusion collection; and Gulabo by Abu Sandeep, a pret-resort wear line. ASAL carries forward the design philosophy of the couture brand, with intricate embroideries and hand-craftsmanship to create a range of timeless pieces for women and men. ASAL features silhouettes that are traditional but now, with inspiration from fashion across the globe. 

Ri by Ritu Kumar: Ritu Kumar’s diffusion bridal line is a mix of traditional crafts amalgamated with modern silhouettes. The results are stylish pieces for the bride to wear for every occasion of a wedding.

Raw Mango: A regular at The India Story from the very first edition, Sanjay Garg’s Raw Mango will be one of the main draws at Wedding Diaries too. And Calcutta surely can’t get enough of his luscious drapes! With Chanderi textiles from Madhya Pradesh, brocades from Varanasi, and Mashru silk and cotton from West Bengal, Raw Mango has explored various craft forms of India. 

Suneet Varma: The couture 2018 line of the design biggie from Delhi is for “the woman who lives in the today yet embraces the romance of traditional Indian couture”. The mix of traditional motifs with abstract artwork and age-old crafts creates a feminine and romantic look. 

Antar-Agni: Designer Ujjwal Dubey believes that the fabric has its own character waiting to be explored and his clothes are a representation of that idea. The Delhi-based label focuses on two extremes, to break away and yet embrace the mundane. 

Kavita Bhartia: The veteran designer from Delhi combines traditional Indian techniques with innovative western silhouettes to create a look that is distinctive and global. She’s created a soothing palette of pastels for her bridal line.

Akaaro: Gaurav Jai Gupta interprets Indian textiles in a fresh, contemporary manner by drawing inspiration from harmony and balance. The Delhi-based designer handcrafts each garment, from yarn to a finished piece of clothing.

Malini Ramani: The queen of resort wear in India will showcase a collection ideal for destination weddings. The designer from Goa has a breezy line of clothing for the modern bride who wants to break out of the mould.

Khanijo: The label by Delhi-based designer Gaurav Khanijo is all about relaxed silhouettes and functional handloom fabrics complemented with classic menswear tailoring. Think understated menswear in modern settings rooted in craftsmanship and culture, keeping the four Fs of design imperative: fit, function, fabric and finish.

Wedding Diaries is a celebration of the spirit of the great Indian wedding. I find the creative aspect of wedding curation intriguing. I am putting together something special at the event, with some of India’s leading designers, showcasing the best of their creations

— Neha Kasliwal Arya of Team TIS 

On September 15, we are planning to do a fashion walk with a showcase of three designers. They have all very distinct syles. It is a small presentation and it’s staggered. It’s interesting because it helps to see the garment, it gives the viewer a better idea as to how the garment moves and feels… how it can be worn and accessorised. 

I am choreographing the show. The part that I enjoy a lot is doing music for a show and it’s one of those shows where I am happy being behind the console because it is a really long walk

— Indrani Dasgupta of Team TIS