British Asian designers set new trends for 2015 at Asiana Bridal Show, Edgbaston Stadium, The County Ground, Birmingham.
Long gone are the days when Asian bridalwear was all about dressing in a traditional red sari accompanied by a groom dressed in a suit from the high street. The Asiana Bridal Catwalk which took place on Sunday 30th November 2014 was the first-time high-end Asian bridal couture has been showcased in Birmingham and with many of the designers hailing from the West Midlands, it was a chance to showcase the world-class talents of some of the biggest names in the industry including Sati Takhar, Ahsan’s and Khushboo’s By Chand
One of the biggest trends spotted for 2015 was black. Although a colour not usually associated with the bold, bright hues that Asian weddings are known for, designers took a new approach to creating refined and regal ensembles where black and gold stole the show. Designer Chand from label Khushboo’s By Chand explains his decision to highlight the darker side of fashion:
‘Black is the colour of sophistication and elegance. We all know about the power of the Little Black Dress – I used that as my inspiration to create a bridal collection where it’s the details that matter, not the colour. Embellishment plays a key role in Asian fashion and by ensuring the colours don’t distract, the craftsmanship gets the attention it deserves.’