PFDC L Oréal Paris Bridal Week 2017 – Day 1 Highlights

Every year fashion enthusiasts gather to celebrate the most sublime in haute couture. This year Pakistan Fashion Design Council in collaboration with Loreal’ Paris enlarged the scope of Bridal Platform and at #PLBW17 the council welcomed two distinct set of shows. In the early evening the PFDC brings to Fashion Week Bridal and trousseau shows for popular commercially acclaimed brands. Later in the evening, the PFDC presents shows from luxury design houses.

The lineup for the #PLBW17 first day consisted of GOLD BY REAMA MALIK, in collaboration with WASIM KHAN. The pieces by Wasim Khan were classic and traditional in rich and vibrant colours. The focus was not the embroidery but the bespoke jewellery worn with it.

SHAMSA HASHWANI with her crisp modern silhouettes was the next designer and indeed put on a brilliant show with classic embroidered shirts, gowns and flared pants with a contemporary cut.

The later shows in the evening consisted of SHIZA HASSAN with her extremely safe and stable collection, with a few memorable designs.  As her models walked down the ramp, mostly on Bollywood tracks, the audience could not help but think of the memorable movie scenes from which the music was taken.

The first day of #PLBW17 was closed by the King of Theatrics ALI XEESHAN, where his models walked down in knee length coats and shimmery, decorated umbrellas on the beat of Michael Jackson’s ‘They Don’t Really Care about Us’ and then on the traditional Punjabi Bhangra music with characteristic decorated Eye Glass Wear. 

The theatrics included life-like portraits of the models carried behind them. The audience was wondering about the connection between the portraits being carried clumsily by costume clad guys and the bridal collection. In the past Ali has thrilled the audience with far more interesting presentations.

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