The final day of #PLBW18 started with early evening grouped bridal showcases featuring Tabya Khan, Ahmad Sultan, Mehroze Saboor and IVY Couture. This was followed by evening bridal showcases featuring a solo show by Faraz Manan, a grouped bridal showcase featuring Nickie Nina, Hira Ali Studios as sponsored by the PFDC and Republic by Omar Farooq. The evening ended with a grand finale solo showcase by HSY, as summarized below.
Tabya Khan presents her bridal collection ‘Jasmin’
L’Oréal Paris Bridal Week 2018 early evening grouped bridal showcases was opened by Tabya Khan with her bridal collection ‘Jasmin’. The collection takes its inspiration from Chinese Art Deco. Based in shades of pink, the collection used luxury fabrics such as organza, nets and tissue.
Film and TV actress Sarwat Gillani participated in the designer’s showcase as a celebrity showstopper
Ahmed Sultan showcased his “Nazrana-e-Ishq” collection
Ahmed Sultan showcased his “Nazrana-e-Ishq” collection at PFDC L’Oréal Paris Bridal Week. The collection draws its inspiration from the pure feeling of falling in love. The color palette is based in bright and bold colours with shades of red and gold. Set in rich luxurious materials such as chiffons, nets, organza, kimkhab, kundun zair, silks and jamawars the collection aims to reinvent classic silhouettes with a modern twist by making use of traditional embroideries with modern 3D work. The showcase also featured menswear pieces.
TV actress Aiman Khan participated in the designer’s showcase as a celebrity showstopper.
Mehroze Saboor presents his collection ‘The Garden of Earthy Delights’
Inspired from the memory of biblical Garden of Eden, to the gardens providing the scenario for the pursuit of earthly loves, this collection embraces the symbolic meanings of the renaissance with its sacred stories and the folklore of romance surrounded by roses with garden pinks and carnations. The collection is constructed with various types of silks, Japanese crepe with silhouettes designed by keeping in mind the clothing styles of Renaissance such as cloaks, capes, structured jackets and interesting variations of asymmetrical cutlines. Embellishment includes various techniques of thread work with cross stitches, French knots and an amalgamation of sequin and bead work. With a colour palette which is a mix of Prussian blue, Rose pink, Jade green, Sepia gold, Garnet and a poetic blend of rose and black, ‘The Garden of Earthy Delights’ combines flowy and clean structured silhouettes.
IVY Couture showcased their AW bridal Collection 2018
The collection draws its inspiration from art deco movement. Based in a vivid color scheme the collection featured geometric shapes. The silhouettes for the collection have been modernized and yet the old world charm was reflected through the signature handcrafted techniques.
Musicians Jimmy Khan, Lucky Ji and Naghma performed their hit song ‘Baalkada’ for the show and film and TV actress Mawra Hocane walked the ramp as a celebrity showstopper.
Faraz Manan showcased his bridal collection ‘AlHambra’
In collaboration with Shazia Deen of Neemar for jewellery pieces, the collection is an amalgamation of East and the West and takes its inspiration from the majestic beauty of Granada and the spectacular fortress built by the Nasrid dynasty in the 13th century in Europe. Staying true to designer’s signature style, the collection featured forty pieces including select menswear pieces. For the collection European fabrics such as organza, nets have been fused with rich Jamawars from the East.
HSY staged the powerful grand finale A/W Bridal couture collection titled “Zmarei” or ‘lioness’ in Pashto.
With ‘Zmarei’, HSY paid tribute to the powerful, modern woman of today; the new, the fearless and dynamic generation of strong women. The collection also celebrated the beauty of diversity in all women.
For ‘Zmarei’ and under the aegis of the HSY Mentorship Programme (HMP) HSY collaborated with 35 young creative professionals across universities, colleges and those freelancing with each person assessed and mentored by Hassan Sheheryar Yasin. These individuals come from varied background, embracing what the collection itself stands for: the beauty in diversity.