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7th PFDC Bridal Fashion Week kicks off

7th PFDC Bridal Fashion Week kicks off

LAHORE: The gates to fashion and style swung open at Nishat Banquets, Johar Town, to fashion fanciers at three-day 7th PFDC Bridal Fashion Week on Saturday.

The inaugural collection put on the ramp was by Reama Malik in collaboration with Wasim Khan, followed by Shamsha Hashwani, Shiza Hassan and Ali Xeeshan Theatre Studio.

The collection featured renowned jewellery brand GOLD by Reama Malik and Timeless Couture Line by Wasim Khan with their collection, titled ‘DEJA VU’; inspired by Nauratan.

DEJA VU featured 18, 21 and 22 Karat gold with couture pieces in a spectrum of jewel colours; ruby red, emerald green, sapphire blue, golden topaz, pearl white, amethyst purple, garnet burgundy, coral, turquoise blue and transitioning to classic red.

The second collection was by Shamsha Hashwani, ‘Kolpona: A Gateway to Nostalgia’ in collaboration with Sherezad Jewellery .‘Kolpona’ meaning ‘fantasy’ in Bengal was an ode to Bengal’s rich culture, art, history and colonial influences. ‘Kolpona’ comprised of 16 vivid-hued pieces redolent of Bengal’s Old World culture and incorporated luxe fabrics such as raw silk; jamawar, organza, and chiffon; while for the contemporary festive wear charmeuse silk and net were used.

The bridal and festive collection incorporated intricately textural embroidery techniques, including zardozi, bullion knots, handcrafted organza petals highlighted with pearls and beadwork, 3D embroideries; bugle bead tassels and Swarovski crystals.

The collection boasted a variety of classic silhouettes, including deep halter-cut cholis dovetailed with lehngas, traditional farshi ghararas and stunning saris. Contemporary silhouettes included flowing kaftans, edgy jumpsuits and long sheath dresses end-noted with myriad flouncy dupattas.

Shiza Hassan showcased her latest bridal collection, titled ‘Aroos-e-Shehnai - Chapter II’. This collection was manifestation of splendor and elegance. With its handcrafted intricate work and an eye-catching colour palette, it brought to life the spirit of the wedding season. The handiwork with its immaculate details and impeccable artistry on the fine quality fabric features classic and modern techniques that poured life into the flora and fauna incorporated in the designs.

The finale of the first day was by Ali Xeeshan Theater Studio which showcased the bridal collection ‘Lasting Loyalty’ The collection was a tribute to how the Creator inspires us to create something beyond imagination.

‘Lasting Loyalty’ incorporated luxe fabrics such as organza and raw silk and features tilla-work, pearls, naqshi, pasham, adda work and a revival of various old school techniques.

Published in Dawn, October 15th, 2017

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