The recently concluded digital India Couture Week 2020 organised by the Fashion Design Council of India during this pandemic, was without doubt special in more than one way. Not only the Indian Couture Week 2020 held its first ever digital fashion show, it showcased some jaw dropping and gorgeous collections.  Moving away from the traditional setup, this digital couture week with country’s 12 ace designers was surely one-of-a-kind experience for the tech-savvy audience that came with pause, play and rewind options, combining fantasy with pragmatism. 

The theme this year was “Decoding Couture: skilled crafts intermingle with the complexities of style to create grandeur” which was very well presented by designers like Manish Malhotra, Gaurav Gupta, Amit Aggarwal, Rahul Mishra, Shantanu and Nikhil, Anju Modi, Falguni Shane Peacock, Kunal Rawal, Dolly J, JJ Valaya, Suneet Varma and Reynu Tandon.

Well, if you missed the show and want some quick highlights from the latest designers’ collection, we have got you covered. Stay glued to our page for you are about to witness the latest wedding trends which are worth stealing inspiration from.

Top Trends to Bookmark from FDCI’s First Ever Digital India Couture Week 2020.

1. Ivory Is A Rage For Bridal Wear

Anju Modi’s latest collection has weaved a poetic magic and narrative around “ivory”. Anju Modi’s “Sindoori” Collection is beautiful and timelessly elegant in their simplicity, crushed mul muls in muted marble tones combined with heritage embroideries to create irresistible designs. Her latest collection is inspired by the traditional bride mixed with today’s contemporary fashion and is all about layering and taking forward the trend of lehengas with belts. Keeping in mind the modern bride, her collection is a perfect pick for every fashion conscious bride out there.

India couture week 2020bridal wear Check out these real brides who wore white lehengas on their wedding day.

2. A Season of Capes, Feathers, Sequins and Pastels

Falguni Shane Peacocks debut foray into the full fledged bridal collection was every bit spectacular. The collection has a melange of bespoke ball gowns, lehengas with traditional elegance, invoking a rich and luxurious feel. From pastel and ivory color palette, we are all eyes on her outfits with feathers and intricate hand-embroidery which was further complemented by OTT and statement capes. 

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Another designer who caught our attention for her collection oozing out with intricate sequin work together with a lot of feather work is Dolly J who was seen introducing a similar pastel color palette hinting us about the upcoming trend at weddings.

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feather work3. Bridal Outfits With Leather Belts

While lehenga with belts is no new trend for brides, JJ Valaya’s latest couture collection seeks to replace the usual embroidered or ethnic belts with the rich and textured leather belts which is surely going to be one of our favorite bridal trends to look forward to.

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saree with belt lehenga with belt4. An Era Of Contemporary Red Bridal Lehengas

The stunning Shradha Kapoor turned showstopper for designer Falguni Shane Peacock and was seen keeping it traditional yet contemporary for the modern brides, the actress stunned us in a red, raw silk lehenga with fuchsia pink and emerald green silk and metal thread work details and oh boy we are bowled over.

Shradha Kapoor, India Couture Week 2020Whereas JJ Valaya’s red bridal collection is an ode to vintage designing and vibes and was inspired by 14th-17th century Turkey and reflects the luxury of the palaces and treasures of the Ottoman Sultans. 

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Another designer who perhaps left us speechless with her modern yet minimalist red and fuchsia pink outfits is none other than Reynu Tandon. Her latest collection has a mix of distinctive motifs in rich hues which draws its inspiration from the contemporary Indian bride, a girl who re-conceives fashion with all that’s modern and minimalist with a traditional twist. 

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5. Mock Layering For Grooms At India Couture Week 2020

Kunal Rawat presented a comfortably stylish collection at the India Couture Week 2020 for grooms and it is one to be bookmarked. With personalisation and details, this “Hide and Seek” collection is all about mock layering – where separates can be broken up and worn in multiple ways, hence creating multiple looks with every garment. Interesting, right?

groom wear groom wear, India Couture week 20206. Traditional Lehengas With Long Veil And Trains

Manish Malhotra was seen paying a tribute to our diverse heritage and soulful artistry of the Indian craftsmen by bringing alive the Nazakat of Awadh and the vibrance of Punjab in his stellar “Ruhaaniyat” collection. The stunning Janhvi Kapoor turned showstopper for the designer and took our hearts away in a scintillating pastel pista green outfit with fairytale bridal veil, trail and train!

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7. Dramatic Blouse Designs With OTT Frills

Designer Suneet Varma understands what the modern bride wants and hence came up with the collection is all about the modern cuts and trends including dramatic blouse designs with frills and intricate hand-embroidered work on the lehengas.

India couture week 2020 frill blouse design frill blouse design8. The 3D Metallic Finesse At India Couture Week 2020

Whenever we talk about metallic lehengas and other bridal outfits with metallic finesse, we always come up with 2 ace designers who have carved a niche for themselves in designing these magical outfits i.e. Amit Aggarwal and Gaurav Gupta.

Amit Aggarwal’s Promise Of Freedom And Lightness

With the first ever underwater bridal outfits shoot, Amit Aggarwal’s latest collection is meticulously hand embroidered with three-dimension malleable floral forms on the blouse. The structured skirt has been created with metallic polymer strips and an additional illusive underlayer making his collection truly glamorous and one-of-a-kind.

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Gaurav Gupta’s “Name Is Love” Collection

The ace designer’s collection has a mix of dramatic shimmers, sheer fabrics, 3D floral applique, intricate hand embroideries engineered with pearls and metallic sequins. 

bridal gownsIndia couture week 20209. A Contemporary Twist To The Traditional Chikankari Outfits

Dooly J’s “Gulenaar” collection comes with a palette of pastels and jewel tones taking her bridal gowns, lehengas and sarees with Chikankari work to another level. Well, it’s everything a modern bride seeks- traditional handlooms with a touch of contemporary designs and details.

chikankari saree10. 3D Floral Outfits Inspired By Lotus Pond

Designer Rahul Mishra showcased a mind-blowing collection of floral outfits inspired by Lotus Pond. The outfits come with hand embroidered 3D blouses along with the sequin-embellished ‘Lotus Pond’ lehenga with three dimensional hand embroidery detail. So, if you have always loved floral outfits, you gotta check out Rahul Mishra’s latest festive collection 2020.

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India Couture Week 2020 by FDCI was a mix of metallic lusters and pastel shades. Every designer has put their best foot forward to give us some of the most gorgeous designs and we are loving them all!

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