PFDC L Oréal Paris Bridal Week Day 2 Highlights

PLBW17 Day 2 line up was divided into two parts. Early evening shows featuring Jeem by Hamza Bokhari, Sarah Rohale Asghar, Ahmad Sultan and Faiza Saqlain and later in the evening the luxury design houses like Sana Safinaz, Misha Lakhani, Mahgul and Sania Maskatiya. There were moments where fashion ruled with unbridled joie de vivre, colours struck rainbows on the catwalk and design was reinvented with a renewed vigor.

Whereas Ahmad Sultan has recently showcased his collection on HUM TV’s Bridal Couture Week, in 2017 and has emerged as a promising talent.

Sara Rohale Asghar has been exhibiting at various local and international platforms. Sara’s enthusiasm for the traditional eastern cuts and colour palette was visible on the runway.

Hamza Bokhari has won accolades for his collection ‘Naurooz’ showcased at Fashion Pakistan Week in 2016 and it has to be said that his choice of designs and fabric, seen on the ramp, has come a long way from this time last year when he won the Bank Alfalah Rising Talent award.

Faiza Saqlain, a graduate from PIFD worked with her interest in classical fusion choosing a very safe colour palette.

The upcoming designers’ collections could gain a lot more from developing their own signature styles and placing greater focus on innovation in colour compass.

Sana Safinaz opened the later part of the evening show reflecting a sense of relaxed elegance. The brand offers timeless but stylish pieces that are an eclectic mix of old crafts and modern ideas.

Mahgul took center stage in the later evening shows presenting artistic designs in an otherwise commercial realm of bridal fashion. Tassels swishing from the chiffon heavily worked dupattas and hanging from the edges of embroidered clutches accessorized the collection beautifully.

A line up that was high on craft and exquisitely detailed cuts was Misha Lakhani, essentially a pret’ a porter and haute couture label, delving into traditional bridal fashion.

Sania Maskatiya closed the second day with her signature of traditional elements- the modern touch, working with rich sequined patterns.

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