Following Asifa & Nabeel’s bridal showcase was Teena by Hina Butt with her collection ‘Ode To Sophia’ – a romantic lyrical song for Queen Sophia, of the baroque era at the 2nd day of PFDC L’Oréal Paris Bridal Week 2012. Heavily influenced by Baroque; a style of architecture and decorative art that flourished throughout Europe from the late 16th to the early 18th century, characterized by extensive ornamentation, the collection took inspiration from this era’s paintings, architecture and costumes. Hina used a variety of fabrics for this collection ranging from pure silks to satin, chiffon’s and velvet trimmings, giving each creation a luxurious and opulent bridal look. Opting for rich fabric edgings, laces and nets to add a whimsical, romantic element to the designs, the color palette for this collection was vast and rich, consisting of hues of green, pastel pinks and nudes with burgundy and ruby red to pale pastels, beige’s and whites. Ode to Sophia also included menswear pieces. The bridal showcase also featured couples Omar and Natasha Nabi and Anusheh Asad and Asad Muzaffar who walked the ramp for Teena by Hina Butt. Check out Teena by Hina Butt collection pictures from the ramp of PLBW 2012 below.
Teena by Hina Butt collection at PFDC L’Oréal Paris Bridal Week 2012 Day 2
Following Maram & Aabroo’s trend show at PFDC L’Oréal Paris Bridal Week 2012 Day 2, the designer duo of Asifa & Nabeel showcased their bridal collection – a ‘Tribute to Jahan Ara Begum’ – the eldest daughter of Shah Jehan and Empress Mumtaz Mehal. Taking inspiration from this revered sub-continental icon who was an engineer, a writer, a painter and an artist, she was known for wearing the most opulent chadors and kameezes, her passion for rubies, diamonds and sapphires and her robes were resplendent with motifs delicately embellished with beads, rubies, sapphires and shimmering sequence. Asifa & Nabeel’s ode to the era was reflected in this collection based in fabrics such as net and lace velvet interspersed with intricate beading and zardozi works with elegant cuts. The collection was presented in hues of midnight blue, earthy greens, golden and maroon. Asifa & Nabeel also showcased their menswear collection comprising of kurtas, shirts and jackets inspired by Mughal Royalty. Check out Asifa & Nabeel’s Bridal showcase pictures from the ramp of PFDC L’Oréal Paris Bridal Week 2012 below.
Asifa & Nabeel Collection at PFDC L’Oréal Paris Bridal Week 2012 Day 2
PFDC L’Oréal Paris Bridal Week 2012 Day 2 was opened by make-up artist, stylist and photographer duo of Maram & Aabroo with their trend show, ‘The Glorious Brides’ in collaboration with designer Zara Shahjahan with styling by Fahad Hussayn. Maram & Aabroo’s make-up looks for this bridal week were inspired from the generation of women in the 1940′s who did their own make-up on their wedding days; applying a face cream as foundation, kajal as eye make-up, a pinch on the cheeks for blush and moisture enriched lipsticks. Making use of subtle liquid foundation that give a close to natural finish, kohl pencils and small eyeliners to define the eyes, sheer neutral colors as eye shadows, the duo used pinks and peaches on the cheeks to give a natural glow to the skin and moisture lipsticks from reds to nudes to finish the look. Check out the exclusive trend show pictures by Maram & Aabroo at PFDC L’Oréal Paris Bridal Week 2012 below.
Maram & Aabroo Trend Show at PFDC L’Oréal Paris Bridal Week 2012 Day 2
Sonia Azhar Design Concepts showcased her bridal week collection for PFDC L’Oréal Paris Bridal Week 2012 Day 1 titled ‘Dark Romance’. Taking inspiration from the allure and mystery of romance and working on that primitive feeling of love inherent in all human beings, Sonia Design Concepts’ Dark Romance collection delved into lighter and darker color palettes to invoke a deep sense of glamour With fashion design experience spanning over 15 years, Sonia Design Concepts specializes in couture. With emphasis on colors and blending these with different embroidery techniques, embellishments and cuts, Sonia Azhar amalgamates Eastern craftsmanship and Western cuts in her bridal wear. Using hand embroidery and Swarovski crystals along with the kora, beads, sequins work, her collections have been well received nationally and abroad. Check out Sonia Azhar’s Dark Romance bridal collection from the ramp of PLBW 2012 Day 1 below.
Sonia Azhar’s Collection at PFDC L’Oréal Paris Bridal Week 2012 Day 1
Bonanza Garments introduced their Fall/winter collection 2012 in 5 different designs with 2 color ways each, accompanied by exclusive embroidered fronts, motifs & Borders, ornamented by exquisite crochet laces in the highest quality Pure Wool, Silk, Khaddar and Cambric at the launch of their 4200 Square Feet Outlet at Dolmen City Mall, Clifton.
Along with the fall/winter collection the outlet displays “Designer Series Limited Edition Winter Collection” and signature styled Sweaters in pure Lamb’s wool, Cashmere & Merino, Coats and overcoats in wool and cashmere blend to keep you warm throughout this winter!
Famous fashion designer Shamaeel Ansari recently organised an exhibition, which turned out to be a sheer success as all the pieces were sold out way before the closing time. The exhibition was a major success. The collection got raving reviews from everyone present there, and the awe was evident by the fact that the collection sold out even before closing time. This is by far one of Shamaeel Ansari most versatile collections giving all age groups a chance to feel beautiful and elegant in a Shamaael Ansari’s uniquely designed outfit. The collection comprises separate coordinates and high fashion garments, adorned with romantic and bold florals, and a variety of beautiful works in white, golden, red and other gorgeous shades to enhance the beauty of every buyer. Check the pictures from the successful exhibition below.
Shamaeel Ansari’s Pret Ready to Wear Collection 2012 Exhibition (Pictures)
Lala Textiles are set to launch their winter collection, La Femme nationwide, on Friday 2nd November 2012.
La Femme by Lala takes its inspiration from traditional designs and embroideries with warm shades such as brown, beige, red, pistachio – green and purple. Amalgamating mixed shades along with Zarri sequence on velvet, La Femme is best suited for a warm winter and evening wear. Traditional patterns in unusual print and embroidery combinations have also been engaged.