The bridal week kick started on Wednesday is getting better and better each day with ace designers showcasing their extraordinary bridal collections. Day 2 of the Fashion Week was all about blingy details, trendy cuts and a variety of colours from a softer to darker colour palette keeping the audiences enthralled with a great fashion showcase. We at Brides & You bring you details of what caught our attention.
Mahgul Rashid known for creating the most detailed ensembles opened day 2 with her swoon worthy collection titled ‘TheTrunks Of Sabine.’ The collection incorporated lighter tones of golds and silver along with a few heavy formals in unique colour combinations of blues and greens. Each piece was well thought of amalgamating colours along with modern silhouettes. She experimented with different layering paired with wide leg trousers and also showcased unique styles of arranging dupattas. From the hand ornaments to the exceptional marble clutches, Mahgul was responsible for bringing it all to life.
We can definitely say that with this collection, Mahgul took the art of creating ensembles a notch higher that others found hard to match.
Up next, Shiza Hasan exhibiting on such a platform for the very first time did not disappoint. She incorporated a diverse colour palette ranging from whites to shades of purples for royal look to blacks, ruby pinks with a dash of ferozi and pop of red coral with cuts which channel eastern vibes yet retaining modern elegance. The collection Aroos-e-Abrashami entailed organzas, nets and tissues and featured a variety of cuts from jackets to flowy drapes and lehengas with varying lengths and volume.
Overall, her collection was aesthetically pleasing meeting the expectations of the audience.
Farah & Fatima
This debut duo would definitely do well in the coming years. Their collection ‘shahnoor’ showcased a mix of rich colours using fabrics like nets, organza, velvets and even some brocate with intricate gota work, French knots and mukesh. This collection showcased an aesthetic sense of design however, the duo would need some time before they establish a name in the industry and bring something totally unique to the ramp next time.
Saira Rizwan is a well-known name in Lahore with an established clientele. Her collection ‘Mademoiselle’ was inspired by the vintage era using sheer fabrics such as nets, organza and tissue with cuts that were simple and sleek. She incorporated more of pastels in pinks, grey and gold tones with intricate cutwork, hand thread embroidery along with crystals and gemstones adding the much needed bling to the outfit. Our personal favourite was the heavily embellished bridal donned by Cybil Chodhry in neutral shades of greys and silver.
The final showcase of the night was by Shamsha Hashwani, presenting a fusion of classic and detailed work with modern, yet traditional cuts. Sohai Ali Abro opened the show setting the bar for a traditional and regal showcase. The collection featured a soft colour palette along with fresh tones of greens and coral pinks with silhouettes such as angarkha kurtis, bridal shirts with hipster ghararas, overlay wide leg trousers and variations in jackets. The designer incorporated the Mughal Dynasty into exquisite hand embroidered shawls that were an instant hit with the audiences’
Overall, this collection was unique, exquisitely detailed and brought back the old school charm to the ramp.