Sunday, 1 February 2009

The Asian Bride Show 2009 - London

This year's Asian Bride Show in London was held at Wembley Stadium on the 24th and 25th January.

The exhibition was put together by the people behind Asian Woman and Asian Bride magazine. Although I didn't attend the London Show, I managed to find some photos from the catwalk, coutesy of Asif Yvette Hair who did the hairstyling for the models.
The catwalk show featured the following: Zaryan, Fabric Centre, Huseena Haute Couture, Krishna Sarees, Anisa Shoes and Asian Glitz. All I've got is a lot of photos, so if anyone attended the exhibition and remembers which outfits were by which designers - leave a comment and let us know!!

We'll start with the bridal and lengha outfits:




To me I don't see anything innovative or special about any of these outfits. They're all the typical bridal colours and styles. I bet I'm not the only one who's seen outfits practically the same as this elsewhere many many times. I'm not saying there's anything bad about them, I think I'm just used to seeing something that little bit different on the catwalk.




Now these two outfits made me sit up a little bit. Firstly I love the colour combination of the first one, I think hot pink and purple go really well together although the embroidery looks a bit too full on.
The second outfit has the cutouts on the shoulders which I think look really good.

Next up, some party or wedding guest outfits. I'm pretty sure these outfits are from Huseean Haute Couture:


I like all 3 of these outfits, although I wouldn't show off my legs like in the first photo!!

Finally, here are some saris from the show:





That's all I managed to find from the catwalk...
Credit for all the photos in this post goes to Asif Yvette Hair, also check out the Asif Yvette Facebook group


I was due to attend the Manchester Asian Bride Show this weekend, however it got cancelled "due to unforseen circumstances" :(

13 comments:

  1. Hey did you go to any of the asiana bridal shows and if so so you have pics? Thanks x

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  2. Hi, do you know who designed the saris?
    Thank you

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  3. Does anyone know why the asian bride show at The Venue, Manchester was cancelled? I and my friends had a wasted journey and could have done with a Sunday Lie in had we received prior notice of cancellation.

    A disappointed fan of Asian Fashion shows!

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  4. Yep was gutted i had been looking forward to attending the Asian Bride Show all week only to be greeted by closed shutters when I and my friends arrived at The Venue, Manchester!

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  5. I agree, the show at Wembley was nothing spectacular. We need someone to design something innovative which makes you go WOW I WANT IT NOW!! (I'am a fashion designer maybe I should??)

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  6. I went to the london show, hoping to purchase some things but couldn't. Most companies don't have a website store. I did find Asian Glitz on the web (saves me a trip into london again).

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  7. the prurple and pink tie dye lengha is soooo 90's!!!

    agree with blogger that the pink outfit was the best of the bunch

    the green suit had the coolest trousers

    the rest were naff

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  8. Does anyone know when the next asian bride magazine will be out?

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  9. HI, I'm thinking of going to the 2010 London show. Is it worth it?

    I'm a bit worried that Manchester 2009 was cancelled - any ideas why?

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  10. hey did anyone get a picture of the red gharara worn on this catwalk, and if so whose the designer!!!

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  11. Anyone knows when and where 2010 fashion show will be held?

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  12. wait for upcoming London Fashion Week on February 2010. ^_^

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