The evening bridal showcase was opened with a solo show by Sana Safinaz who showcased their bridal collection ‘The Last of the Night’ in collaboration with Mahin’s World Jewellery and it was simply an ethereal recreation of a dream. It is a modern take on natural beauty set against the inanimate and captures a surreal vision within an urban, modern framework.
‘The Last of the Night’ boasts diverse designs in a variety of modified silhouettes including A-lines, slouchy sheaths, elaborate trumpets, front open shifts and ultra-dramatic back trails. It incorporated soft and dreamy hues including pastels such as powder blue, blush pinks, pale yellows with white silver and grey undertones and uses whimsical embellishments to make for an ultra-feminine yet starkly modern aesthetic.
The collection also featured classic, minimalistic and refined menswear designs in soft pastels hues and geometric patterns that reflect modern and chic aesthetics with a twist.
Jeem by Hamza Bokhari
The day-2 of PFDC Bridal Week 2017 showcase was opened by Jeem by Hamza Bokhari with his bridal collection ‘Floating Poetry’ in collaboration with Grace Jewels and Pelle Capanna bags. The collection was inspired by the vivacious culture of Bengal and its deep relationship with textile. ‘Floating Poetry’ comprised fifteen designs in various lighter weight fabrics complemented by fabrics such as velvet, silk and brocade.
The colour palette incorporated hues of gold and mint with accents of fuchsia pink and navy blue. The collection was all about structured tailoring details.
Sara Rohale Asghar
Sara Rohale Asghar’s bridal collection titled ‘The Royal Attire’ is a devouring journey through the elaborate lifestyle of the mystic Arabian world. The collection was fused with a persona of larger than life grandeur, painting festivity, merriness and celebration through heavily embellished rich Kim Khaabs, dewy tissue and flowy nets to capture the royal spirit of the collection.
Ranging from dusky grey to earthy peaches and finally ending in the classic red bridal ranging from elaborate A-line silhouettes, Farshi lehangas, structured ball gown skirts to slightly tapered straight line shirts. Actress Mehwish Hayat participated in the designer’s showcase as a celebrity showstopper.
Ahmad Sultan’s ‘Secret Garden’ collection draws its inspiration from a beautiful coloured rose, Versilia. It incorporates a blend of traditional embroideries with modern 3D work and tassels on pure fabrics such as chiffon, net, organza, kamkhab, kundun zair, silk and jamawar.
The colour palette included soft hues mainly of grey. The silhouettes were customised for modern-day quirky bride. The collection consisted of 16 designs.
Faiza Saqlain showcased her bridal collection ‘Heer’ and it was synonymous with beauty and elegance, the collection is an ode to the iconic Heer, who is present in woman even today, but perhaps more courageous. The collection draws its inspiration from the transitional tale of Heer, who was forced into wedlock, to the modern-day one, who takes charge of her own life.
It incorporated a variety of techniques including the evergreen dabka, mukesh, tilla and contemporary 3D embellishments and cutworks, throughout the collection. The Punjabi culture was evident in bright hues such as mustard, shades of blue and red.
The collection boasts luxe fabrics such as tissue, organza and raw silk to represent the theme and transition of the women and their style over a period of time. Actress Hareem Farooq participated in the designer’s showcase as a celebrity showstopper.
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