The second day of #PLBW18 started with early evening grouped bridal showcases featuring Lajwanti, Rici Melion, FAS and Ahmad Bilal. This was followed by evening bridal showcases featuring a solo show by Nida Azwer followed by a grouped bridal showcase comprising of Misha Lakhani, Zainab Salman and Jeem by Hamza Bokhari and a finale grouped bridal showcase featuring Farah & Fatima and The House of Kamiar Rokni, as summarized below.
Lajwanti presents bridal collection ‘A tale of Spain’.
The collection is inspired by Muslim influence in Spain during 799 AD. The motif work and details are also inspired from the rich and vibrant historic architecture and culture. The color palette is based in the shades of red, gold and green depicting the essence of traditional weddings. The collection makes use of materials and fabrics, ranging from pure silks, jamavar and tissue, meticulously worked with stone work, dabka and nakshi kaam.
Rici Melion made its PFDC L’Oréal Paris Bridal Week 2018 ramp debut with ‘Mansiraj
The collection paid homage to the era of Mughal Architecture with its glorious monument Hiran Minar, its design, patterns and setting is symbolic of noble simplicity yet utter grandeur. The Wedding Collection ‘Mansiraj’ is creatively conceptualized using a variety of hand woven ultra-fine brocades, modernized appliqued cotton silks and our all-time favorite velvets. With traditional cuts, the collection features a variety of embellishments which have been inspiringly complemented to create an exuberant outlook overall.
FAS showcased the bridal collection ‘Sur Taal’ at PFDC L’Oréal Paris Bridal Week.
The collection draws its inspiration from Romantic Surrealism involving around classism of European architectural ornaments. It aims to redefine the classics of bridal wear by making use of luxe fabrics and 3D embellishments.
Film and TV actress Kubra Khan participated in the designer’s showcase as a celebrity showstopper.
Ahmad Bilal showcased ‘Noor-e-Nazar’ bridal collection at PFDC L’Oréal Paris Bridal Week.
The collection draws its inspiration from the love of art and concept of empowerment and liberation. It is based in fabrics such as jamawar, chiffon, organza, tissue and silk with fusion of resham work, tilla embedded with pearls & stones. The color palette for the collection is based in rouge, black and muted shades of golds. In line with the inspiration, the collection makes use of traditional embellishment techniques of kora and dabqa.
Film actress Resham participated in the designer’s showcase as a celebrity showstopper.
Nida Azwer showcased her bridal collection ‘Rani Bagh’ at PFDC L’Oréal Paris Bridal Week.
The collection draws its inspiration from the royal courts and gardens of the Mughal era. The opulence of the courts is translated into fine embroideries made in zardozi, marori, wasli, gota, kamdani, mirror work and fine silk threads. Voluminous kalidars, angharkas, and peshwases have been paired with magnificent farshi ghararas, lenghas, izars, and chooridaars that are complimented with richly worked dupattas and chaddars. The collection stays true to Nida Azwer’s love for birds and horses, which are finely intertwined with delicate florals and paisleys.
Misha Lakhani showcased her bridal collection ‘Ab-e-Rawan’
The poetic name given to the various flowy muslins from 16th century Mughal India, ‘Ab-e-Rawan’ celebrates the bohemian nomad in a mix of Persian and Central Asian textiles, hand-woven fabrics that coexist with the finest quality needle-craft to create looks that are steeped in old-world charm, yet versatile and effortless.
The House of Kamiar Rokni showcased the brand new A/W 2018/2019 bridal collection titled ‘Moonrise’
The collection draws its inspiration from moon which is universally a feminine symbol representing the system of time and pays homage to this symbolism. The collection comprises of pieces that respect tradition but are made for the woman of today. They are heirlooms; a legacy that is passed on from one generation to the next.