Devki’s, a reputed name on the Indian fashion scene will be exhibiting her latest collection in Melbourne. After successful showcases globally in Dubai, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Hong Kong, Philippines, Panama City and Miami, she is all set to enthral Australia with her designs.

With over 30 years of experience in the versatile fashion arena, Devki’s creations have an Indian soul but appeal to a global aesthetic. She is based out of Mumbai, India and has dressed up various models and personalities. Well reputed within the Indian Community globally, her designs rise above mundane interpretations of the rich Indian textile and embroidery heritage, to bring these age-old techniques and fabrics to a more refined global audience. Striking silhouettes and creative cuts jostle with indigenous fabrics and techniques resulting in one-off pieces that make a strong fashion statement. The collection comprises of Bridal Couture, Fusion Fashion, Indo-Western outfits and Fashion Jewellery.

What’s a great tip for Indian brides to keep in mind while shopping for their dress? 

I have seen trends changing from heavy sparkling lehenga’s and saree’s to simple and minimalistic designs with more character. So it actually depends on each bride. Although I have to say that in comparison to the 80’s, woman today surely know exactly what they want, whether it comes to their clothes, hair, make-up – the entire ensemble.

I think clothes, especially bridal wear is a very personal thing since it is after all one of the most special days of a woman’s’ life. I also think the key aspect in choosing your bridal wear is to ensure that it represents your character, your own personal style and most importantly comfort.

What suggestions could you offer on fashion for a summer wedding?

Summer weddings are a matter of perspective depending completely on the location of the wedding.

A summer wedding could be at a beach or indoors at a hotel. So the attire would completely depend on where the ceremony takes place. For a beach wedding, I would use soft flowing fabric with minimalistic embroidery and focus more on design and fabric.

An indoor summer wedding would be no different than a regular wedding in terms of use of fabric, style and design. This said I still emphasize that it is a very personal choice and variates from bride to bride.

What’s the current bridal trend of 2017?

It has been 35 years now and somehow I feel although trends and designs differ the base is always the same. Bride’s just want to look gorgeous and glamourous on their special day. I have seen trends changing from heavy sparkling lehenga’s and saree’s to simple and minimalistic designs with more character. So it actually depends on each bride.

The trend in general right now is a lot of off shoulder tops and blouses whether it is paired with a saree or lehenga.