FDCI X LFW 22 Roundup: See 30+ Best Wedding Looks in One Place!

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Fashion shows are back in their original format. The recently concluded FDCI X Lakme Fashion Week, one of the country’s biggest fashion gala, was back in 2022, in a much anticipated physical avatar. This development comes after the event was held in a hybrid format, for the last two editions, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A collaboration between Lakme & RISE Worldwide — and the Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI), the recent edition of FDCI X Lakme Fashion Week was a springboard for numerous wedding trends. Here are a few pieces that made us jump with excitement. Hope that they make you too.

1 Rahul Mishra

Rahul Mishra’s collection was a dive deep into the mysterious and splendid elements of nature. Every stitch in his collection was packed with scenic explorations accentuated with colored beads and floral embellishments. See our favorite pieces below.
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Rahul Mishra

2 Outhouse

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From an idyllic escape into the world of fantasies to an eclectic sense of being one’s unapologetic self, Outhouse’s “OH Dopamine” was all about celebrating a strong sense of self-expression. (Related Reads: 10 ways to embrace dopamine dressing in your wedding) Our favorite piece from their collection was this Y2K inspired bag made of colorful beads, resin, seed beads, and raffia.

3 Varun Bahl

Infusing his trademark romantic embroidery with a hint of fun and drama using patchwork and hand-sewn mirrors, Bahl’s pieces rethink tradition for the changing world. With fluid designs that bring Indian couture into the global fashion culture, the designer uses abstraction and juxtaposition to express himself through design.

Varun Bahl

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4 J J Valaya

J Valaya’s ”Rumeli~The Summer Story” is engineered with a sensitivity towards sustainability. (Related Reads: How to host a planet-friendly wedding) This year, as the luxury occasion wear brand celebrates its 30th year in fashion, it takes a step further by launching its all-new bridge-to-luxury brand, JJV.
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JJ Valaya

5 Kaveri Lalchand & Rajdeep Ranawat 

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Kaveri Lalchand’s collection, “Photographs & Memories” featured heavy use of Cyanotype Printing – a photographic process that produces cyan blue print. The result of which, stood out beautifully in her line with a splash of chintz designs, crochet laces, and floral motifs. Rajdeep Ranawat, on the other hand, brought together unusual multicolored prints, fabrics, bizarre silks, and ingenious embroideries, clashing them fearlessly as his prints captured the clear orient skies and the distinct sketches of oriental pagodas in parts.

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6 Aisha Rao

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Beautifully vibrant, powerful, and true to the brand’s eco-minded métier, Rao’s new line-up combines slow, planet-conscious fashion with unrestrained glamour. All the ensembles, thus, lead to a showstopping wardrobe that masters impeccable construction, fit and dexterous details.

Mira Rajput

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7 Payal Pratap

Payal Pratap

Payal Pratap takes a nostalgic journey with this collection aptly named “JAVA”. With a focus on prints, the designer has worked on hand-painted artworks which have then been digitized. The prints encompass flora and fauna, bringing nature from the outside to the inside through the use of extensive flowers, leaves, tree, vines, and bird motives, as an ode to sustainability.

8 Vaishali S

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Vaishali S’ couture collection, “Fil Rouge” follows through the reassessment of key pillars which also defines the arc of the designer’s creative journey. The collection is composed of textures and state-of-the-art silhouettes mostly speaking through layers and mixes of drapes and constructions inspired by different weaves of India.

9 Rimzim Dadu

Rimzim Dadu

“A Sea of Million Stories” by Rimzim Dadu takes inspiration from natural elements around us, the ripples and waves in the sea, the texture of a river bed, the tropics, and the ever-changing skies. The pieces in the collection embody rich hues and modern sculpted forms which is the ultimate combination of contemporary and luxury ready to wear.

10 Punit Balana & Nirmooha

Punit Balana

Punit Balana’s new collection, “Lakshmi” takes inspiration from the journey of a young, urbane, cosmopolitan girl, Lakshmi who is well-traveled, has explored the world, yet is very rooted. The collection is an artistic expression that beautifully blends culture and art forms deeply rooted in Rajasthan. Each and every ensemble has been designed to be moved, danced, and celebrated in. In Nirmooha’s latest collection ‘VINTAGER’, classic styles are revisited with a modern twist and timeless glamour. The overall vibe of the collection is that of revisiting mansions locked for decades marinated with memories of people bygone.
Jhanvi Kapoor
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11 Ranna Gill

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Ranna Gill’s “Casablanca Calling” celebrates  ‘Marrakesh’. Effervescent prints of Uzbek motifs, florals, paisleys, and stripes, when combined with the luxurious textures of metallic georgettes, brocade, and crispy cotton create a confluence of a mystically wondrous world – exemplifying the grandeur of Morocco.

12 Tarun Tahiliani

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Here, structured draping marries tech. There are prints in the collection, which have been distorted and recreated in the most beautiful textiles. Innovative at its core, the textiles in this collection have been woven with a zari thread and resham to create a metallic textured sheen and look like molten metals.
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13 Siddartha Tytler

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Siddhartha Tytler’s collection takes inspiration from the art of “Sometsuke”. Sometsuke is a Japanese term referring to the technique of decorating ceramics with brush-painted designs in underglaze cobalt blue on a white ground.
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Aditya Seal

14 Mynah’s Reynu Taandon

Reynu Taandon
Inspired by the vivid imagination of an urban-chic traveler, Mynah’s Reynu Taandon and Nikhita collection, “Unveiled I’m Worth it” is a love note to the modern spirit of the fashionistas on the move. This one is perfect for that bachelorette bash with your girl gang.

15 Falguni Shane Peacock

Falguni Peacock
Falguni Shane Peacock’s latest collection is whimsical, bursting with sequins, eye-catching silhouettes, and delicate feathers. Ranging from bomber jackets to dresses, this line has it all.

16 Manish Malhotra

Manish Malhotra
Diffuse by Manish Malhotra was a departure from the designer’s style he’s known for. Edgy and contemporary, a few of these pieces (like the one above and below) are ideal to be worn at pre-wedding celebrations and cocktails.
Manish Malhotra
So which of these looks did you like the most? Tell us your favorites in the comments below.
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