Fashion designer Nilofer Shahid Dastaan-e-Firdaus collection Pantene HUM Bridal Couture Week 2019 in Lahore.
Nilofer Shahid pays a poignant tribute to Kashmir. "Agar firdaus bar ru-ye zaminast, Haminast o haminast o haminast"
"If there is a paradise on earth, It is this, it is this and it is this." - Emperor Jehangir (talking about Kashmir)
Kashmir is the beautiful poetry of God! This Kashmir collection represents the dramatic periods in the history of Kashmir. The bold sartorial depiction is a testimony of Nilofer’s creative genius, the usage of the colour palette, the draping of the garments, the embellishments come together to tell the story of Kashmir.
Kashmir, the Paradise, its valleys, high mountains and shimmering lakes take your breath away; it is the living poetry that evokes the highest form of ecstasy and deepest sorrow; it is poetry that is felt through heartbeats and emotions.
The romance of idyllic peace of the valley attracted the emperors to enjoy the beauty, and under the royal patronage flourished the creative arts; the pure and unblemished beauty of Kashmir has inspired musicians, poets, artisans alike.
Suddenly, darkness descended over the valley; tyranny, injustice and suppression reigned; the tranquillity of Kashmir was ripped asunder; raped and plundered, the valley burned, the inferno consumed life! The valley echoed with the cries of the helpless, and death walked through the valley.
Just living isn't enough," said the butterfly, "one must also have freedom, sunshine, and a little flower. - Kahlil Gibran