The first day of PLBW18 was opened by a grouped bridal showcase featuring Nomi Ansari, Hussain Rehar and Rema & Shehrbano, followed by solo bridal shows featuring Saira*Shakira and Ali Xeeshan Theater Studio as summarized below.
Nomi Ansari who showcased his Bridal/Festive collection ‘Maya’ (Illusion), in collaboration with jewellery designer Hamna Amir. Inspired by the splendour of the subcontinent’s opulent palaces of yore, the collection invokes a sophisticated, timeless majesty, while staying true to the design house’s signature aesthetics.
Working with sumptuous tulle, pure organza and sheer layers to create voluminous silhouettes, including flowing skirts, wide pants and Dhaka pajamas dovetailed with sleek, tailored cholis; the festive collection is buoyed by a varied and vivid colour spectrum veering from ivory, mint, apple green and candy pink to saffron, gold, rouge red, magenta, midnight blue and noir black.
Nomi Ansari who showcased his Bridal/Festive collection ‘Maya’ (Illusion)
Hussain Rehar showcased his debut “RGYAAL-MO” collection at PFDC L’Oréal Paris Bridal Week. The collection draws its inspiration from the reverie where the two tribes combine to create another tribal fantasy.
Hussain Rehar showcased his debut “RGYAAL-MO” collection
Rema & Shehrbano showcased their bridal collection ‘Sophia’, in collaboration with BeeDazzeled. Glamorous, understated and unapologetically feminine, ‘Sophia’ features sculptural pieces, playful ruffles, colourful accents and flirty details. The fabrics consist of velvet, tissue, organza, cotton net, jamawar and shamoise with cuts from angrakhas to box kurtas, lengha cholis, modern as well as classic bridals and peshwas. The pieces also incorporate hand work of gota, zardozi, mukeish, tilla, kora, dabka and hand embroidery. Sophisticated, classic and elegant, the color palette comprises of vibrant mango and coral shades to glamorous jewel tones, dusky gold’s and modern silver and whites.
Rema & Shehrbano showcased their bridal collection ‘Sophia’
Saira*Shakira showcased their bridal collection ‘Fairuza’ in a solo show, in collaboration with BeeDazzeled, at the eighth edition of PFDC L’Oréal Paris Bridal Week. A glitzy throwback to Persia in the 1920s reimagined with contemporary workmanship, ‘Fairuza’ is based on enriching color palette from nudes, to red and everything in between. Showcasing 30 ensembles, the collection also featured menswear pieces.
Film actress Saba Qamar participated in the designer’s showcase as a celebrity showstopper.
Saira*Shakira showcased their bridal collection ‘Fairuza’
Ali Xeeshan Theater Studio who showcased his bridal collection titled ‘Ijaazat’ at PFDC L’Oréal Paris Bridal Week 2018. The collection paid homage to the skilled craftsmanship of our culture with blends of uber chic design details using unconventional materials. Hues of red were a major part of the color palette for the collection.
Ali Xeeshan Theater Studio who showcased his bridal collection titled ‘Ijaazat’