The stars, the studs and the evening

Sequins, zardozi, mukesh, applique and the dazzle of lots of stars- this is what the PLBW day 3 was made of. The first part of the evening showcased collections from Tabya Khan, Farah and Fatima, Zuria Dor and IVY Couture. One of the positive impacts of PFDC Loreal Paris Fashion Week is the platform it provides to the new entrants of the Fashion World. Some of which survive and evolve to dazzle; others provide a flicker and then gradually disappear.

During the afternoon shows, Ivy Couture’s experimented with fabrics including chiffon, net and lamay giving their collection a wearable and pretty runway look.The highlight of their collection, however, was the sister act, carried out by the Instagram sensations, Mawra and Urwa Hocane.

Zuria Dor, an upcoming fashion brand, with its recent delves into bridal fashion, adjusting its essentially western sensibility to eastern traditional look, boasted some elegant looks.

Iman Ali, took to the stage wearing Tabya Khan and sheer star power on the ramp was awe inspiring.

An exquisite mélange of colours and style accompanied the one and only Nomi Ansari’s bridal collection. Set off by some beautiful jewelry by Hamna Amir, Mughal inspired prints and chata patti borders looked ravishing and the floral patterns enhanced the shararas.

Saira Shakira, showcased their trousseau in pastel embroidered hues and stayed true to their brand identity of polished, glamourous and feminine.

Nickie and Nina’s bridal palette showed off some very interesting colour schemes; uniquely identifiable cuts and a distinct design sensibility.

It has to be said though, that rarely does a fashionably new brand, warrants such an eager anticipation as the one garnered by SFK bridals. It was interesting to see that Sadaf pretty successfully set aside her design aesthetics from the raw star power associated with her brand. Her collection boasted of elegant silhouettes set off by intricate details in patterns.

Fantastical crowns and dramatic head gear was the highlight of Fahad Hussayn’s Hoshruba; Dara Shikoh aur Sunehri Churail. Despite the designer’s penchant for theatrics, it is quite evident that Fahad does possess a uniquely fine-tuned sense of style and aesthetics; predictable-yet never quite boring.

The star studded event ended with Fahad Hussayn’s show stoppers Mikaal Zulfiqaar and Amna Ilyas, and a beautiful composition by Ali Sethi and Zeb Bangash.

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