The Pakistan fashion Design Council (PFDC) in collaboration with L’Oreal Paris, the world’s leading beauty brand, successfully presented the first day of the PLBW 16. The first day was opened by , followed by Saniya Maskatiya and Bank Alfalah Rising Talent show and then the climax of the show was anesthetized by Saira Shakira and The House of Kamiar Rokni.
Pakistan is a country that spends lavishly on weddings and celebrate weddings more than any other festival. The idea of PLBW was to redefine the trends of bridal makeup, hair as well as the dress style.
HSY– “The Kingdom” was beautiful split into different stages based on the thought process of a woman. The first was “Kalajar” featuring beautiful plattel of monochromes with a touch of gold. The outfits illustrated the Fashion guru’s amazing aesthetic sense depicting the culture of our weddings along with the responsibilities of the women in the process.
The second was “Mahkar” which literally means fragrance, this collection was a combination of prints with embroidery. The collection was a dreamy depiction of how women desire and deserve freedom. The fine craftsmanship of HSY can never be denied. The third and the final was “Khat-e-Sahil” meaning the shore of two worlds, depicting the final stage of how a woman starts a new journey from the day of her marriage. The bridal collection surely took out heart away.
Our favourite of them all was the traditional red silk bridal with heavy golden embellishment. This dress composed the entire collection into one huge success. HSY can never go wrong with the choice of the shade of red for a bridal. The heavy border on the dupata and fully embellished choli with a lehnga embellished with such intricacy that the detailed can be identified from far far away. The beauty of the dress was enhanced by the golden finishing on the dupata.
Sania Maskatiya’s “August Dream” definitely got us dreaming for a beautiful fairy tale wedding. She took us back to the times we fanaticized all the Disney princess. The beautiful textures, soft tones and finely cut out silhouettes just made the entire so dreamy. The colour pallete of fine tones from pastels to neutrals made us want to fall in love and get our hands on the bridal.
Out of the pastels with fine motifs and lavish embroidery we loved the one that was white and heavily embellished with white, golden and silver embroidery. This dress makes us want to get and make our wedding day a day to remember.
Saira Shakira’s Collection called “Zohra” took us for a tour to the milky way. The inspiration was from the Europe as she used the most ultimate materials including Tissues, organza and tulle. Our feeling is that she brought back the Mughal era with the use of us materials. Although the cuts were chic and up to date yet the collection took us back to the ear with the enchanting voice of Hadiqa Kiani as a show stopper.
Our favourite was a red coloured bridal embellished fully with the traditional embroidery in gold. The touch of tradition and culture just made the entire dress stand out of all the collection. The intricacy of work with fine embroidery surely impressed us yet again.
The house of Kamiar Rokni
Kamiar Rokni along with Tia Noon and Rehan Bashir from The House of Kamiar Rokni came up with their collection titled “heritage”. The collection brought a playful twist to colours and the timeless classic beauty of Kamiar’s special love for colours and craft.
The vintage embroidery and colours with chatta patti work took us back to the vintage Pakistani Bridal Dresses. There is no material that Kamiar would have left out on, may it be net, organza, brocade or janamwar.
We loved the one that truly depicted the vintage wedding dresses with a nice deep pink colour with slightly darker sherara and the dupata fully embroidered in a beautiful vintage embroidery.