Easy, breezy, effortless silhouettes are the trend du jour for weddings this year. Pastels are making a comeback, lighter-than-air fabrics are being favoured, and embroideries are minimal. A large part of the reason for this aesthetic is destination weddings, where a holiday vibe meets grand festivities (plus, packing constraints). Keeping this in mind, renowned bridal wear designer Abhinav Mishra has created his new Spring Couture collection. ‘Wildflowers’ is spread across three intimate functions – a vintage high tea, Sufi-esque celebrations, and a colourful Indian baraat.
The collection features beautiful fabrics, and designs inspired by his fictional muse, Mira. A lot of the references are courtesy weddings he designed over at his partner wedding decor firm, Rani Pink, known most for Sonam Kapoor’s gorgeous soiree with block prints and watercolours.
The line features lehengas in weightless fabrics and shararas in summery pastel tones, rich textures, and intricate embroideries. Abhinav’s staple mirror-work is once again celebrated. The fact that bridal wear can be simple and effortless and not heavy and cumbersome is showcased beautifully through the campaign.
To create easy silhouettes for the multi-tasking millennial isn’t easy but Mishra bridges this easily. “Built on the premise of the Big Fat Indian Wedding and the grand festivities that take place, Wildflowers, our Spring Couture collection is aptly showcased through a group of young friends at a wedding celebration,” says Mishra. “Visualised through the eyes of a girl named Mira and her friends, I have created a tapestry of stunning bridal wear that naturally complements each and every wedding function. Beautifully and resiliently, wildflowers are free to grow, much like the free spirited and happy girls that are the focal point of my collection and every outfit that has been designed. The idea is to celebrate life and love and create beautiful memories and this collection takes inspiration from this aspect.”
The old-world romance comes through in the vintage high tea scenario where modern tea parties come with their own bohemian style – all of them complemented by classic Abhinav Mishra lehengas embellished with mirror-work on the season’s blush tones.
Mehfil, the second theme, is a glamorous soiree under the stars and it showcases the bride’s emotions. Band Baaja, the final theme, is filled with bright colours and grandeur. Mishra’s classic cuts come with a new twist with this theme and the bold young spirit comes alive. The lehengas are perfect for destination weddings where one can mix and match, and move from one event to another seamlessly. A true versatile collection for women-on-the-go who want to look glamorous and effortless at the same time.