Brides & You brings you the best of Bridal designs 20/21
The weather has an exciting nippy feel to it at night. Despite Corona fears the weddings are taking place and that means that the preparations for the coming quarter weddings are at top speed once again! For those of you who are still trying to decide which designer to pick for creating one of the most important dresses of your life, we have compiled a list of some of our favourite designers. Here you can see their work and contact them to know all you desire to find out about their much sought after collections.
When it comes to design intricacy, there is no one who can create more beautifully than Rizwan Beyg. From the Heirloom range here are some of the finest bridals, which simply go on from generation to generation.
Nilofer Shahid is one of the most versatile and extremely talented designers of our country. Her are our picks for the season from her latest bridal and formal collection, titled ‘Dastan-e- Firdous’.
MEERAS (Nilofer Shahid)
35-B Aziz Avenue, The Canal, Lahore
042-3576 4972, 042-35775598, 0312 283 7000
Sonia Azhar has been steadily capturing hearts of brides-to-be with her artistic designing for a long time now. Sonia’s collection this year includes traditional lehnga cholis, head-turning gowns, peplum shirts and other variety of long and short shirts.
Élan is one of the most well known and highly coveted brands. When it comes to bridals Khadija Shah, the brains behind the brand has always given us some unforgettable ensembles. For this bridal season Élan brings you the, ‘La Mariee Royale’. This is a curation of luxurious and heirloom pieces. Elegance is redefined with a subtle flamboyance, dreamy colour palette and intricate handcrafted details that shine. Opulent silhouettes are encrusted with filigree; French inspired beading, indigenous Gota and Zardosi embroideries on fabrics of silks, tulles and chamois. This bridal collection will offer the brides to be, an added touch of decadent royalty.
Mehdi’s superb designing skills and beautiful use of colours helped him rise to the top league for bridal designers in a very short time. Today he is one of the most sought after designers. Mehdi’s latest bridal collection is titled, “Secrets of Myth”. Its beauty speaks for itself. It is one of a kind, classic and timeless. As every bride desires, this collection offers a look which is royal with some of Mehdi’s signature embellishments. You will find yourself completely obsessed with it. Farwa Kazmi is Mehdi’s muse and beautifully captured by Ather & Shahzad, it is a treat for the eyes!
Nickie Nina have been working in the field for many long years, proving to us their impeccable talent for designing. Their bridal collection features a wide colour palette and an array of silhouettes, combining traditional and modern elements to create an ornate look which every bride longs for. You can see their new collection titled, ‘Falaknuma’, on their pages. It is launching very soon.
Call/Whatsapp: 0301 1017612
Lahore: 44-L, MM Alam road, Gulberg 3.
Islamabad: Labels, F-7 Markaz.
Karachi: Runway Eleven, Bukhari commercial.
Ali Xeeshan captured the market from the very first collection of his designs. He is famous for his use of a striking colour palette, varied materials and an uncommon design aesthetic. His wedding couture Line for this seaosn is titled, “Amaltass Bridals”. This is an amalgamation of heritage and supreme craftsmanship, designed for the contemporary brides. Inspired by our rich heritage, the collection showcases Asian aesthetics with a modern sensibility with every stunning ensemble being a quiet love story in itself.
Facebook: Ali Xeeshan Theater Studio
Lahore Studio: 0322-4444155
Karachi Studio: 0303-5555453
Online Orders: 0308-5555453
Fahad Hussayn is a designer whose excellence in design has been recognized over and over again. He has recently re-launched his label. This collection renders authentic couture with hand embellishments, embroidery and pure fabrics. It is sustainable and created under ethical work conditions. It has everything from indigenous embroidery, silk prints, and woven Banarasi series. Fahad has revealed only one ensemble image from the collection as yet. His pieces are not time barred or focussed on bridal season of winter 20/21 but will keep your interest alive, intriguing you the whole year round!
Designer Ana Ali is the brains behind the label Lajwanti. For her, this brand is much more than just a business. It is a way to express herself and put her dreams into practice. It is for this reason that she takes meticulous care of each aspect of Lajwanti’s creations and leaves nothing to chance. She still claims to have sleepless nights when she hits an artist’s block!
Lajwanti by Ana Ali houses semi-formal, formal, pret and bridal collections. Each collection carries the signature Lajwanti style focusing on design novelty, superior workmanship and timeless beauty.
Souchaj, run by the designer duo Mehr and Mehak, always manages to bring some marvellous bridal and formal ensembles for the season. This time around Souchaj presents the ‘Heirloom Pieces’. The collection illustrates a sense of connection to our culture and the memories of our loved ones. These heirloom pieces aim to preserve our heritage, passed down from generation to generation, crafting a meticulous old time aura in clothes through superb technique and craftsmanship.
Sania Maskatiya is one of the most well known names of the industry. This winter we see the new collection titled, ‘Zeenat- The Winter Festive 2020 Edit I’. It is a collection which brings together ‘decoration’ and ‘beauty’, two core elements of fashion.
You will find this bridal collection to be festive and formal. Each garment is meticulously handcrafted with rich detailed embroideries in quality fabrics. Featuring delicate tulles, fine velvets and soft silks, this collection is unique with a dramatic flair; a perfect celebration of our rich textile heritage.
‘Zeenat’ comprises of ‘The Velvet Edit’ and ‘The Bridals’. The Velvet Edit is a range of five festive garments with hand embellished details in rich, deep jewel tones. The Bridals is a curated collection of seven bridal looks that embody elegance with silhouettes inspired by our royal subcontinental heritage. Our key focus remains on handcrafting intricate patterns and motifs with embellished embroideries on textural fabrics.
Shiza Hassan is yet another very talented designer who works wonders when it comes to bridals. ‘Dahlia’ collection is not only limited to the brides-to-be, but the bride’s squad as well! Displaying vintage versatility at its best, the garments took an enormous amount of thinking and hours of craftsmanship at the Shiza Hassan workshop. Hence a product was developed that would leave an everlasting effect which is what every bride wants for her big day. The collection offers bold, bright and enchanting hues. It exudes an elegant sartorial statement. The silhouettes are enchanting, the colours are vibrant and its modernity adds to its beauty.
Ammara Khan’s collection for Bridal Couture 2020, this season is called ‘Zergul’. We see a dreamy palette which will capture your senses and take you into a world of fairy-tale beauty, so celebrate this year’s wedding festivities in Ammara Khan’s stunning collection. It is majestic, magical and magnificent. Subtle hues and incandescent embellishments lend an air of exquisite delicacy to the ensembles. Each piece is fully enriched with pearls, dabka, zardozi and stones. It redefines timeless grandeur. Dazzle like a million stars in one of Ammara’s unique creations that will make your big day, simply perfect. Zergul is exclusively available on the Ammara Khan E-Store (www.ammarakhan.com) and at their Lahore Studio.
Suite No, G-01, 32/B-lll, Gulberg lll.
For bookings and appointments: +92 305 8426305 | +92 321 8426305
Aisha Imran is a talented designer and the beauty of her bridals can make a bride look out of this world. This season she has come up with the ‘Shehrzade Bridal Collection’. In this we see that Aisha Imran has used lustrous colours and very fine embellishments with gorgeous details of pearls and dabka work to help enhance silhouettes for creating a perfect bridal look.
Mahgul has come up with a beautiful collection for this wedding season. It could be every bride’s dream come true. Immerse yourself in love and celebrate moments big or small in one of the ensembles from Mahgul and radiate beauty that you deserve to. Regal yet contemporary, this dreamy collection by Mahgul is perfect for this wedding season.
Alishba & Nabeel bridal collection is titled, ‘Lakhnavi’. This beautiful collection evokes images of the stunning craftsmanship of ancient and medieval Lucknow. The Lakhnawi tanka used for this, draws inspirations from exotic and indigenous lakhnavi art. It is actually the traditional handwork being done in ancient Lucknow which has been incorporated into the modern silhouettes to provide the perfect bridal for today’s bride.
Hira Ali has designed a collection called the ‘Naqqashi Bridal Collection’ for the bridal season 20/21. Naqqashi is a capsule collection of hand embroidered yet budget friendly bridals. This collection was inspired by the interior details of Wazir Khan Mosque and also named after the artisans that helped bring all those beautiful details to life. The collection is made using an array of different materials which include organza, net, heavy silk and tissue. The details include sheesha, gota, lappa, dabka and various other materials. They have played with colour blocked fabric appliqués to give an exciting story for this collection. The overall theme remains minimal as per the design philosophy. Here you will find some amazing options for traditional formal/bridal wear to create an exciting balance of hand embroidered minimal but bold and impactful pieces.
1 Patiala House, GOR 1, Upper Mall, Lahore, Pakistan
Phone/WhatsApp: +92 308 4597735
Mohsin Naveed Ranjha is a name we are all familiar with for the quality of his work. This bridal season MNR and his Maison, have presented us with, ‘Preet Lari’ their new collection, which literally translates, ‘the chain of love’. Preet Lari encapsulates the beautiful traditions and old age folklorish customs which serve as a symbol of love and endearment passed on from generations. The collection focuses on MNR’s signature and intricate embroideries and art work inspired from Mughal art and architecture. The collection has a wide range of silhouettes such as peplums, lehengas, traditional ghararas and even full length peshwas. The colour combination is varied and suitable for all wedding festivities from barat, to mahndi to walima.
Asifa Nabeel brings you the ‘Royal Esquire Bridal 2020’ Collection this year. The collection is a depiction of timeless elegance and true magnificent shades of distinctive craftsmanship and excellence. The collection comprises of a graceful feminine colour palette along with royal and majestic shades, illustrating eternal beauty and style. The bridals for this year are designed in pure organza, poly net and zari tissue, with regal and flowy cut lines. Every piece is carefully thought of and executed to the finest details of embellishments and colours.
Rehar recently made waves over the social media with his solo bridal show held in Lahore. The collection which he showcased is titled, “Nawabzadiyan”. It has its roots in the cultural norms and deep aesthetics of the era of the Nawabs. The cultural representation of this collection can be seen in its use of colours, motifs, embroidery, paintings and various other elements. The delicacy and finesse of the ensembles are no less important than the design. The art of embellished fabrics has come from Nawabs and has made its way into our lifestyle. Each of the girls that were styled for the Wedding Show, narrated a new story of an old era that needs to be remembered in a modern way. This is an affordable Luxe Bridal Range.
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