Inside India’s Big Fat $38 Billion Wedding Market, Part 2

Rohit Bal and Sonam Kapoor at India Bridal Fashion Week 2013 | Source: Rohit Bal

Yesterday, in Part 1, BoF’s editor-in-chief Imran Amed spoke to designers, show organisers, media executives and former brides to learn why weddings are such big business in India. Today, get to know the couture-level designers that cater to the top end of the country’s bridal market, the opportunities for international luxury brands and the forces set to shape the market in the years to come.

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Inside India’s Big Fat $38 Billion Wedding Market, Part 1

A bridal look by Tarun Tahiliani | Source: Tarun Tahiliani

On a recent trip to India to explore the country’s sizable wedding market, BoF editor-in-chief Imran Amed spoke to top designers, show organisers, media executives and former brides to learn why weddings are such big business in this fast-rising country of 1.2 billion people.

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India Inc. | Following the Thread of India’s Artisans

Left: Alberta Ferretti for Kanchipuram silk; Right: Burberry for Maheshwari silk | Photo: Matthew Shave

Today, BoF columnist Bandana Tewari reports on Project Renaissance, a unique collaboration between Indian artisans and international fashion brands organised by Vogue India in celebration of the magazine’s fifth anniversary. MUMBAI, India — Living in India, it’s not difficult to see the magic that lies in the country’s artisanal crafts and textiles. From the foothills of the Himalayas to the tip of Kanyakumari, there is tremendous

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Battle royale in Paris, H&M expansion plans, Sashay away, India’s new stars, Germano Celant

Hedi Slimane vs Raf Simons by William Rankin | Source: NY Times

Battle of the Champions (IHT) “The fight between Christian Dior and Yves Saint Laurent — or, more accurately, the clash of two new titanic designers — is the story of this fashion season… The fact that the two maisons are owned by rival luxury conglomerates — LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton for Dior and PPR for YSL — only adds to the sense that this in an epic contest.” Sweden’s H&M says Q3 dented by

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