Shamsha Hashwani’s Collection at PFDC L’Oréal Paris Bridal Week 2017 – Day 1

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[Press Release] PFDC L’Oréal Paris Bridal Week 2017 kicked off in Lahore this October. PLBW 2017 will showcase various designer’s collection for 3 continuous days. In this regard, lets take a look on the first day collections. Designer Shamsha Hashwani was among one of the designers who showcased her bridal collection titled ‘Kolpona: A Gateway to Nostalgia‘ on day 01 of the fashion week event. ‘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 incorporates luxe fabrics such as raw silk; jamavar, 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 color palette was inspired by classic precious stones: violet and plum from amethysts; mesmerizing blues inspired by opal and bridal reds from rubies. Ivory and écru was incorporated for the capsule of contemporary pieces. The collection boasts a variety of classic silhouettes including deep halter-cut cholis dovetailed with lehengas, traditional farshi ghararas and stunning saris. Contemporary silhouettes included flowing kaftans, edgy jumpsuits and long sheath dresses end-noted with myriad flouncy dupattas. Actress Humaima Malick walked the ramp as a showstopper for the designer. 

Checkout exclusive images from Shamsha Hashwani’s collection showcased on day 01 of PFDC L’Oréal Paris Bridal Week below.

Pictures: Faisal Farooqui & his team at DragonFly

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