Asian bridal wear is stunning. Long before I was engaged I knew what kind of sari I would wear on my wedding day – you can read about my wedding shopping trip to India here. Asian fashion has always been a love of mine. I find that unlike lots of western clothes there is so much versatility and the detail and ornate garments are works of art in their own right.
When Chantal Gibson of The Gibsons sent me this Asian Bridal styled shoot, featuring stunning Ayush Kejriwal saris I was super excited to share the images with you. The colours, sumptuous fabrics and embellishments are incredible. Get comfy, these images are beautiful, and if you’re in the market for contemporary Asian Bridal wear then Ayush could just be the designer for you.
Photography by Chantal Gibson of The Gibsons
The colour and pattern combinations in Ayush’s designs are unique and s0 contemporary. When teamed with the incredibly opulent jewellery it is easy to see how a modern Indian bride could wear these pieces for her wedding.
Chantal Gibson: For me, the Asian Bridal shoot was about doing something a bit different. I wanted to use different light, even if it was a bit darker, which goes against my style. I have always loved Ayush’s pieces and his words behind them inspired me to get in touch to collaborate.
Asian Bridal Designer
Ayush Kejriwal: When I design, I always have an image of the woman I’m creating the piece for in my mind. The common thread is that they are all independent women, who are sure of themselves and comfortable with their body.
The designs are for individuals who aren’t concerned with trends or follow what celebrities or magazines are promoting to decide what becomes a part of their wardrobes. I visualise women who are fierce and confident but at the same time very feminine and unaffected by other people’s opinions.
It’s not that I’m against trends, not at all – I just don’t care about them! Fashion speaks volumes about society and can provide a fascinating insight into history but I like to go against the grain. I enjoy working in the business of clothes but whatever happened to good old-fashioned (pardon the pun) style? Why can’t we dress for ourselves? I mean for our brains as well as our bodies.
Does everyone really want to wear little black dresses or what’s all over the catwalk – or do they wear them because they’re trendy? Why does fashion have to be about looking right, at the right time? For every one fashion blogger, there are a hundred women replicating the look. And I just find it boring. I don’t follow trends and always aim to deliver style over fashion.
Clothes should let women be who they are, rather than turning them into something else. I design what I think is beautiful, not what the current trends demand. I don’t give a damn about what is ‘in’ or ‘out’ at the moment.
So much pretty! I love the bright pops of coloured fabric working with the bright daylight and more moody ‘dark’ areas of the building. Huge thanks to Ayush and Chantal for sharing their beautiful work and these images with us.
Have a great week everyone,