Yves Saint Laurent once said, Fashions fade but style is eternal. Designer couple Shyamal Bhumika Shodhan stand testimony to that. Bhumika is an NIFT graduate while Shyamal has widely researched fashion – be it in London or Italy, he has a deep understanding of his craft.
They started in 2003 at the Lakme Fashion Week and their designs made waves thereafter. The label is known for using various artisan techniques for their Indian wedding dresses and bridal collections. It is their deep bonding with intricate embroidery and hand -woven fabrics that makes Shyamal and Bhumika’s collections stand out. Their current emphasis is the revival of the dying arts.
The Shyamal Bhumika label stands for its exquisite Indian wedding dresses. Their collection includes striking wedding sarees and suits for her and stylish and chic sherwanis and kurtas for him. Apart from this, they also indulge in wearable short dresses and made out of khadi, silk and other natural fabrics. The flirty minutiae like ruffles on handwoven silk throw a splash of modernism with Indian craftsmanship in their collections. Each piece is thus a masterpiece and speaks for itself.
Different styles adopted by the Shyamal and Bhumika
The designer pieces from the house of Shyamal and Bhumika exude exuberance. Like the shirt worn above with its rich use of embroidery- that too on raw fabric- in this case it is black velvet. A strong emphasis is laid on hand stitching and detailing which brings about the right mix of styling and craftsmanship.
Indian wedding wear for men includes a range of sherwanis from the house of Shyamal Bhumika. The collection is extremely luxurious with extensive use of hand woven prints- in this case silk along with striking use of thread work. The stoles with heavy borders and embellishments give their creations that royal look which every bridegroom desires!
Another hallmark feature of the Shyamal and Bhumika brand is the minimalist look.
In their Colours of Shadow collection, the designer duo used muted shades of tobacco, amber , green, olive, pink on earthy fabrics like linen and silk. Hand woven brocades gave it an elegant look making each outfit a statement in itself.
Shyamal and Bhumika are best known for their bridal collection complete with heavy blouses and brocade jackets. Paneled zardosi with marodi embroidery on Indian wedding sarees is the distinguishing factor of their collection. Apart from the bride, their opulent outfits can be worn by close family and friends of the bride too. Thus the designer duo manage to cater to all tastes and ages.
The designer brand – Shyamal and Bhumika adopts every type of fabric. Like for example georgette skirts teamed with silk kurtis add an indo-western appeal to their collections. Crepe sarees with rich embellishments or appliqués are jaw-drop-worthy. What makes their style striking is luxury of fabric with a focus on fine detailing.
Grandeur and elegance is what makes Shyamal and Bhumika’s designer pieces so sought-after. Simply put, their creations are for the quintessential Indian Bride aspiring to look like a princess on that all-important D-day!