Day 2 | #PHBCW 2017.
– Amina Yasmeen by Mansoor Akram:
Mansoor Akram’s PHBCW collection incorporated use of Swarovski stones, thread and sequence embroidery. The collection was heavily crafted bridal/formal with western and modern structured statements, adding volumes and drapes in construction of modern silhouette.
– Aneesa Kiani:
Raa-e-Ishq: 3 Stages of Love was inspired by The Kiani Crown which was the traditional coronation crown embellished with Iranian crown jewels worn by royalty during the Qajar dynasty. Aneesa Kiani comprised of velvet, raw silk, net and tulle, and embedding craftmanship work on the bridal ensembles, inspired by the imperial crown jewels.
The embellishments and the use of embroideries on the bridal gowns was inspired from Persian finery and craft. The colour palette of the collection was of crimson reds, soft golds, shades of grey presented through embellished lehengas and layered ensembles with distinctive cuts.
True Inspiration is Edenrobe’s men couture collection based on the revival of a lost era. It combines artistry with the fashioning of garments. Deserts, gypsies, antique textiles and cultural traditions of royal era were the inspiration of this collection. The collection included a jewellery inspiration theme of embroidery and patterns which create the whole ambiance and showcase the essence of traditional roots with heavy embellished sherwani’s, formal kurtas, formal waist coats and prince coats.
– Aisha Farid:
Aisha Farid’s Crystalline collection was based on the 14th to 19th century interior architectures of Persian, Roman, Islamic and Egyptian origin. Style and method of design of all ensembles were related to architectural and ornamental features. The collection represented the beauty of various traditions and historical regions and encapsulates crystals, Swarovskis, sequins and diamantés.
– Erum Khan:
Representing the aura of a woman who is an amalgamation of delicacy and flattering strength. The one who isn’t afraid to take a leap with faith and stride into the unknown. The epitome of alluring beauty, mixed with ferocity identical to a warrior queen, she commands a magnanimous empire of love.
Erum Khan’s Sahiba Bridal Collection Winter’17 represents the power, struggles and the immeasurable boundless beauty of the queen of hearts, the EK Rani.
Thumri by Chinyere was one of our favourite collections on Day 2. Thumri is a common genre of semi classical music, and what this collection is based on. The theme depicts several meanings but what inspires this collection is the true spirit of love and loyalty of a woman towards the person she loves.
– Demesne Couture:
Demesne Couture’s Escape de Vivre collection was a fine example of modern artistry infused with traditional intricacy with deep tones and iridescent golds. All the featured pieces have intricately handcrafted embellishments on quintessentially French patterns. The collection displays a modern take on traditional silhouettes; essentially, it’s contemporary, it’s old, it’s fun and bold!
The collection centres its theme on the celebration of womanhood and strives to highlight the confidence and oomph a well-crafted dress can inspire.
– Royal Tag:
Royal Tag’s collection, Modern Man consisted of three-piece luxurious suits and traditional outfits. All other brands seem to have delved into traditional groom outfits only, forgetting that a major chunk of our population still likes to wear suits on their big days. Royal Tag sure caters to that market.
The collection Sultana was inspired by the grandeur of the Ottoman Empire. The inspiration of the collection comes from the story of a girl called Sultana, who was in the harem and rose in ranks because of her sensibility and intelligence. Eventually she was married to the king and became a queen. The motifs and the colour palette were inspired by Turkish tiles, pottery and Turkish historical sites.