Mumbai: Ace designer Neeta Lulla, who will present her bridal collection at the Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2015, says contemporary brides prefer stylish and different ensemble.
Neeta dedicated her collection to the real bride this winter-festive 2015 edition of Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) starting here on August 26.
"It is a Winter/Festive bridal collection in synergy with Lakme Salon and their upcoming looks for the season. The bride is a working woman and doesn't want to wear the cliched red, pink and maroon lahenga," Neeta told PTI.
She said the new-age brides prefer being modern but fashionable at the same time. "She (bride) wants to wear something new and different
and wants a different look with hair and make-up that is more cutting edge, stylish than something that is being overly embroidered," Neeta said.
Neeta will have an interesting modern colour story for her collection.
"I am using a colour of gamut and not sticking to one colour. There will be one or two in pinks, reds but we have a lot of pastels. We have different looks (sic)," she said. Neeta said there are numerous looks in fabrics, which are treated differently.
"One look is classic traditional but that is done with different kind of fabrics and then there is a nature-inspired look, glamorous look, regular look but stylish, sculpt look that has different embellishment and it has been treated differently," she said.
Neeta said she would not go over-the-top for her collection, but will keep it stylish.
"The collection has more styling not only on silhouette and the garment but on hair (also). We have targeted holistic look. It will not be over-the-top glamour but realistic look," she said.
Neeta, who has styled several celebrities, chose not to reveal name of the show-stopper for her show. "I cannot say anything right now," she added.
Neeta, who won the national award for Bollywood blockbuster "Jodha Akbar", has seen the changes in fashion industry with regards to bridal wear.
"Being in industry for 30 years and doing bridal wear.....the brides don't want to restrict to same colours and patterns," Neeta said.
"They want different looks that will enhance their persona. Keeping that in mind I have come up with new collection," she added.
Neeta, known for her stunning designs, also suggested that brides should dress according to their personality. "Be true to your personality and dress according to that. Take a colour that you can wear later on, take a color that compliments you. Sometimes they come under pressure of
wearing red or pink," she said.
Neeta said today's bridal attire has to be versatile than something that just lies in wardrobe. "My outfit I kept in wardrobe for so many years and
then eventually restructured it for Nishka for her wedding. It is better to have versatile bridal attire in today