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Showing posts with label Raakesh Agarvwal. Show all posts

Top 2015 Tips and Trends for Indian Beach Weddings

Beach weddings are becoming more and more popular, and we can definitely understand why! A light fashion filled suitcase, tanning necessities, and flowers in your hair, what more could you want! But it’s not always that simple, with a number of beach events it’s hard to know what bridal Indian wear to select to suit both the event and the destination.

Here are our top 2015 tips and beach wedding trends:

What to wear to the beach:

Swimsuits are a must for a beach wedding, and 2015 is all about going all-out with your swimwear choices! Think Fringing, bright prints and sexy cut outs. If you are not completely comfortable bearing all in a minimal swimsuit, team with a flowing kaftan or light jacket for the perfect layering technique.

Further to the cover-ups, kaftans and floaty jumpsuits in bright and sunny tones make for a perfect combo when it comes to beach wear. Go for simple prints or all block colours so not to over-power your outfit.

Top 2015 Tips and Trends for Indian Beach Weddings | Raakesh Agarwal collection at India Beach Fashion Week

What to wear to the cocktail wedding party:

This can be tricky, as you want to dress to impress but also want something that is both easy and comfortable to wear. Go for sheer materials or glamorous sparkles and you are sure to stand out. Opt for a mid or full-length outfit for a classy and glamorous look.

Top 2015 Tips and Trends for Indian Beach Weddings | Rimple and Harpreet Narular collection at India Beach Fashion Week

What to wear to the brunch:

The day after you may be dealing with a bit of a sore head, but if you dress to impress no one will know! Opt for soft  cheerful colours and floaty styles– the loose maxi dress is coming back for 2015 and creates an effortlessly elegant look!

Top 2015 Tips and Trends for Indian Beach Weddings | Komal Sood Collection at India Beach Fashion Week

Now here’s the tricky bit, what Indian bridal wear to choose for the wedding:

For the bride: Opt for fresher and brighter tones than a traditional Indian bridal wear colour palette which normally comprise of deep burgundy, gold’s, and dark greens, and go for sunny hues such as yellow and bright reds. Opt for subtle and pretty embellishments to stay perfectly in synch with the beautiful and chilled landscape.

Top 2015 Tips and Trends for Indian Beach Weddings | Anupama Dayal Collection at India Beach Fashion Week

For the friends of the bride: Opt for more contemporary Indian bridal wear like classy palazzo pants with pretty tunics, simple and subtle full skirted lehengas teamed crop tops, elegant and light gowns and sheer saris in bright colours, for elegant and comfortable looks. Add fun and quirky turbans and fresh flowers to your hair for that exotic beach look!

Top 2015 Tips and Trends for Indian Beach Weddings | Falguni and Sahne Peacock Collection at India Beach Fashion Week
Sources: Vogue India

Shop New Bridal Lenghas by Rakeesh Agarvwal

Today we would like to show you a selection of beautiful bridal lenghas from the new collection of Raakesh Agarvwal.

His repertoire of wedding focused sarees, lenghas and dresses has a classic styling and intuitive design and even this season the contemporary look has been a crucial mark.
Have a look at these pink and golden designer bridal lenghas – they are perfect for an elegant and delicate statement for your special occasions!

Exquisite Bridal Lenghas for Your Dream Outfit!


Whenever you are looking for a traditional or contemporary style for your wedding, have a look at these exquisite bridal lenghas by Raakesh Agarvwal, Siddartha Tytler or Payal Singhal on Strand of Silk and leaving you enchanted by the exquisite handmade embroideries and vibrant colours!


Indian Wedding Video by Strand of Silk

Traditional Indian Wedding Reception, Ceremonies and Traditional Indian Clothes - Strand of Silk

This is a teaser of the ceremonies in a traditional Indian wedding. We give a overview of the wedding venue and ceremonies. 

The Indian bridal clothes are from Strand of Silk and include collection of Leading Indian Fashion Designers that are offered on Strand of Silk. The collections included Contemporary Indian Dresses, Wedding Sarees, Indian Saris, Bridal Lehengas, Lenghas and Anarkali Suits.

Visit Strand of Silk to see the latest collections of contemporary Indian designer clothes from leading Indian fashion designers - the designers include Abraham & Thakore, Raakesh Agarvwal and Rajesh Pratap Singh.

Indian Bridal Lehenga by Indian Designer Raakesh Agarvwal

Raakesh Agarwal is an Indian Fashion Designer who creates clothing that is stylish, elegant and beautiful. His repertoire of Wedding Saris (Sarees), Lehngas and Dresses have a classic styling and the traditional bridal design.

This sequin sheeted bridal lehenga in shaded combinations from bright pink to red has a very striking look which is further enhanced by its crystal embellishments. The intricate embroidery on the border and spread out over the lehenga is combined with a pink sequin sheeted blouse worked with crystal embroidery and stone embellishments.

Picture of the day: Indian Bridal Wear

I'm In love with these beautiful Indian Designer Creations!

My favorite pieces of this mix are the bridal lehenga by Payal Singhal in the top left corner and the wedding saree by Raakesh Agarvwal in the centre!

Invited to an Indian wedding? Wear a Saree!

Dear All!

It seems like the bridal season has taken over!
I recently received a lot of calls and texts from some friends asking me what to wear for the weddings that they got invited to. Most of them were asking me about the perfect outfits for their friends' Indian weddings! I felt important. I know that among my friends I'm the one who knows the most about it.

I suggested to all of them to wear sarees for two reasons: the first one is that not only the wedding sarees, but all sarees are incredibly beautiful IMHO; the second one is that I think that for a European girl wearing a saree for a special event is more exciting as compared to wearing a Lehenga or a Salwar.
Lehengas and Salwars can be considered as a particular kind of skirt or dress, while a saree is a unique garment!

The styles above are two sarees by Siddartha Tytler (Left and Right) and a wedding saree by Raakesh Agarvwal. They are available on Strand of Silk's website!

PS: If you are looking for your perfect style for your friend's wedding, don't forget the right accessories!  Wedding Clutches are a must have this season!

See you soon for the next stylish advices!

Raakesh Agarvwal: Stars' Favorite Indian Bridal Dress Designer

Aditi Rao Hydari wore a Raakesh Agarvwal Saree at the Lonely Planet Travel Awards 2013.

The actress looked gorgeous in Raakesh's creation, a perfect look for a special event like that!
But we know that what makes Raakesh stand out in the international Fashion scene are the Indian Bridal Dresses. Precious and detailed, they can hardly be resisted.

The picture below shows the beautiful Ami Sheth in a Pink Silver Lehenga with  Crystal details by Raakesh Agarvwal!

Strand of Silk was happy to be contacted by the actress that was enthusiastic about that style.
In particular, she ordered a made to measure version of the garment, as she asked for some changes in the style of the lehenga.

After her wedding, Ami contacted personally Strand of Silk's management and Raakesh Agarvwal to thank them for the incredible service she was offered.

I guess that receiving such positive feedbacks is the best to for the Strand of Silk's team to feel pushed to keep on offering the best customer care from the first contact to the day of the "Yes".

Congratulations everyone!
Have a look at another celebrity style!

Sarees : Different Ways to Wrap an Indian Long Gown Dress

Saree is a six yard traditional Indian womenswear. However, the ways to wear it get diversified according to the designers, the region, the celebrities and during the years. Today, I am going to talk about some ways to wrap a saree !

Chikan Worked Beige Belted 
Up Saree By Raakesh Agarvwal

First, the traditional belted up way : This elegant and relax outifit includes a large belt at the waist. The Pallu of the saree is just draped over the soulder. We can complete this look with a petticoat or a simple jean. We can also vary the top part of the body. Blouse, t-shirt, ganji, or jacket : choose your favourite saree style !

Secondly, the Sri Lankan way : This way of draping a saree is specific, elegant and contemporary. The Pallu is tied up at the shoulder without any pleat. This way, the saree is similar to a skirt. 

Then, « the Mumtaz-style » saree : it is currently the most popular. Kalpana Shah, a famous professional saree draper said : « the Mumtaz-style saree used to have 3-4 rounds on body with a stitch and drape but at present only the drape without stich is in and being preferred by a lot of people. »

Finally, the « seedha-palla saree »: Coming from UP and Gujarat, the seedha-palla saree is appreciated by Bollywood actresses.

To conclude, just keep in mind that the perfect way you drap your saree depends on its fabric and its texture. Let's watch a short video to learn more! 

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Top 5 of Indian Bridal Dresses on

This is my Top 5 of the most beautiful Indian Bridal Dresses...

1) Pink Silver Lehenga by Raakesh Agarvwal.

Raakesh Agarvwal is a graduate from the prestigious National Institute of Fashion Technology, and he launched his eponymous label in 2007. He focuses on glamorous and intricately constructed clothes in the prĂȘt, diffusion and couture categories.

2) Pink Embroidered Lehenga  by Raakesh Agarvwal

3) Keri Embroidered Lehenga  by Payal Singhal. 

Indian Fashion Designer Payal Singhal established her label in India in 2000, with design sensibilities catered towards creating eclectic Indian clothing for younger women. Payal travels with her unique mobile trunk shows all over the world.

 4) Red Sequined Saree by Neeru Kumar. 

The Neeru Kumar brand is personified by traditional techniques, a contemporary sensibility and an innovative use of colour. Over the past two decades, she has pioneered a revolution in Indian textiles. 

5) Sky Blue Satin Saree  by Narendra Kumar. 

Narendra Kumar’s tryst with fashion began in 1990 after graduating from the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) in New Delhi.

... on, so what did you think? Bridal Lehenga or wedding Saree

Indian Sarees and Anarkali Suits: Never out of Fashion!

Dear all,

We know that when you hear the word "Traditional" the first association of ideas leads to "Old", but indian designers know how to keep tradition in fashion!

Look at these styles for traditional indian clothes!

This is a piece of an Anita Dongre's Collection, an Anarkali Suit. You can mix it with all the contemporary accessories that you like to match it with your style!

This is an Indian Saree by Raakesh Agarvwal, a designer famous for his precious details that make each creation the perfect one.

To bring the tradition to present, most of the designers have retailers that sell their indian clothes online!
This helps also those men and women which are not in India to get the perfect outfits for all those special occasions where they have to wear traditional indian clothing.

Stay tuned for more news on Indian designers!