Which is credited more important in a bride’s eyes? The location of the designer? Or the designer themselves?
Indeed they both require equal attention but what if you could compliment one with the other? What if each embellishment and each cut suited a distinct region, and complimented the history and architecture of that particular place? Of course, in today’s age we’re overwhelmed with exquisite talent so will be focusing on a few gems.
The traditional design genius never fails to lose the influence of heritage whilst exuding luxury and modern femininity.
Mukherjee has a way of making one nostalgic to the level they feel they are in the beautiful “Pink City” of Jaipur itself – Jaipur and Sabyasachi together compliment one another. The architectural curves of the royal palaces teamed with the luxuriously embellished clothing fit together like the perfect gown. The backdrop of Rajasthan itself goes hand in hand with Sabyacashi’s work; he will forever be known as the brainchild who rejuvenated the fashions of the Mughal Era.
The recent collaboration with Christian Louboutin, Firdaus, showcases two monarchs of the industry using an old world charm and taking influence from eastern royalties with a modern twist, bringing the attention of Mukherjee to the Western world.
The pioneer of pure elegance not only masters the Bollywood scene but captures the hearts of cosmopolitan women world wide. In London, Malhotra caters to an array of women from those who work in the city, to Belgravia’s socialites. He understands London like no other which is why the designer plans on opening his first international flagship store in the multi-cultural city.
Malhotra states “It’s not just about selling a garment, it’s about being part of the most important day of their lives.”
If this doesn’t secure a bride’s nerves about how she looks on her big day, I’m not sure what will!
Dubai. One of the most sought after wedding destinations, and why?
The backdrop, the elegance, the attention to the most minute detail is what makes this one of the most memorable locations to be wed. Faraz Manan understands the wants of the middle eastern women whilst staying true to his heritage. His decadently embellished pieces reflect Dubai’s mirrored sky scrapers like a dream. Manan also takes travel into consideration for his clients, stating:
“We have a lot of clients in India, Turkey, the UAE, and a following in Saudi also, so we thought Dubai was the best place,”
Manan, having a substantial Saudi royal following, still remains true to his heart incorporating his beautiful Pakistani flair into his work.
Rami Al Ali
If you’re the bride that has a slightly modern approach, or are looking for that perfect elegant piece to wear for your engagement, Rami Al Ali is the designer for you.
Born in Syria and based in Dubai, Al Ali understands the use of extravagant designs, and luxurious fabrics whilst still symbolising love in his gowns. He is named one of the 50 most influential Arabs by The Middle East Magazine, and in 2009 reached the European Eye in Rome’s AltaRoma Couture Week.
He takes deep influence from the Middle East with the use of drapery to mirror the abaya, whilst using the areas of embellishment to cater to the western world.
With such gorgeous designer wear to choose from, it’s important to take into account your preference in the type and design of bridal wear your prefer, which helps to determine the best location to find your dream bridal gown.