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Brides love going traditional

Though young girls love western attire, for weddings, brides love to go traditional, says fashion designer Meera Ali.

fashion and trends Updated: Sep 11, 2008 18:13 IST

Though young girls love western attire, for wedding, brides love to go traditional, well known designer Meera Ali said.

"Howsoever modern an Indian girl becomes, she is always traditional at heart. This is evident from the fact when she opts for a traditional lehenga on her wedding," Meera, of designer duo Meera and Muzaffar Ali, said.

"She wants to steal the show by looking different and beautiful," she added.

Meera showcased the preview of her collections on Wednesday for the 10th edition of Bridal Asia 2008 to be held at Ashoka Hotel from October 7-9 that will bring leading bridal couturiers, wedding planners, life-style designers and jewellery design houses under one roof.

This time, Meera has moved away from regular bridal colours like maroon and red and has opted for blue and green.

"My collection will surprise people especially for different colours and traditional embroidery that I have used in all my clothes," she said.

"I have used a lot of zardosi, gota and stone work on the saris and lehengas to celebrate the festival mood."

The designer has also used woven brocade and georgettes for these opulent trousseau collections.

Prêt wear has become very popular and couture wear is somehow losing its charm. Commenting on this, Ali stated: "Couture is limited to bridal wear only because it takes a lot of time to come up with the end product. It demands loads of time, money and patience."

"Our 'fatafat' generation doesn't have the time and patience for it. Hence they opt for prêt wear," Ali sighs.