The Pakistan Fashion Bridal Week – day 2 Highlights: The 7th PFDC bridal fashion week kicked off differently as compared to the rest of the events. The event was divided into two major sections. The early evening event showcased commercially famous artists and later evening luxury fashion houses stole the limelight.
PFDC is the facilitator who provides a platform for all designers to showcase their work, they give the opportunity to young and old designers to showcase their designs on an international level. Staying true to their word, this year the young designer, Hamza Bokhari presented his collection called ‘Jeem’ as part of the early evening event.
Jeem by Hamza Bokhari
Bokhari is a promising talent which is quite new to the fashion industry. Last year he won accolades for presenting his collection ‘Naurooz’ at Fashion Pakistan Week 2016 and has won ‘the Rising Talent Award’ by Bank Alfalah. More details on Pakistan Fashion Bridal Week – day 2 Highlights are as under:-
Sara Rohale Asghar – the Royal Attire
This designer created a mind-blowing fusion of pastel and floral prints, reminiscing the Victorian era. Her color palette ranged from dusky greys to earthy peaches. Nevertheless, the collection was a well-thought piece of art and amazed the audience to the core because of the thought put behind every detail.
The stunning Mehwish Hayat trailed the ramp in a red and silver ensemble and stopped the show.
Another newbie to the fashion world displayed his collection titled The Secret Garden in shades of Grey on fabrics such as chiffon, organza, silk, jamavar, kamkhab, Kundan zair. He experimented with 3D artwork and used tassle work for his 16 piece collection. The singer Aima Baig was the show stopper for the showcase.
Faiza Saqlain – Heer
The beautiful Hareem Farooq was the showstopper for this showcase, and we can’t stop talking why.
While Hareem wasn’t the only highlight of the show, the designer did some fabulous work with bringing back mukesh, dabka tilla with the modern 3D art.
Evening show was opened by Sana Safinaz
Sana Safinaz are undoubtedly the ‘Queens of Couture’ as they have maintained quality and style over 25 years, this is for as long as they have stepped into the industry. The jaw-dropping designs and out of the box thinking lure consumers and have created a faithful fan following.
This year they showcased their bridal collection ‘The Last of the Night’ in the second half of PLBW17 event which was an extension of their last collection exhibited at FPW held in Karachi.
The collection comprised of soft colors, silhouettes embellished with sequins, feathers, beads and pearls on maxis, kimonos and evening gowns.
Misha Lakhani’s collection – Bagh – e- Bahar
Misha Lakhani showcased her collected Bagh e Bahar as it featured the designer’s style and aesthetics in velvet and cutwork designs. The cholis were beautifully detailed, and the pistachio-colored kurtis undoubtedly stole the limelight. Though her wedding dresses collection mainly comprised of reds and Armeena Khan graced the showcase as the ShowStopper.
Mahgul displayed her collection Darya in collaboration with the jewelry brand Outhouse. The models wore complimenting jewelry paired with clutch bags and intricate matha patties and jhoomars designed by Outhouse.
Samarkand by Sania Maskatiya
The Show ended with Saniya Maskatiya’s collection – Samarkand. Samarkand is a name of a city in Uzbekistan which is famous for its mosques and connected China to the Mediternean via the famous ancient Silk Route.
The models walked the runway wearing traditional heavy bridal wear featuring dupattas, ghararas, cholis, and lehengas. New brides can also order these designs from their Lahore Flagship store, and we can easily see these becoming a part of wedding festivities.