Day 3 | #PHBCW 2017.
– Zonia Anwaar:
Raze Zibaei – Secret of beauty by Zonia Anwar’s was an interpretation of a girl’s strength in individuality and charm on the most special day of her life. Deeply rooted in culture, Zonia Anwaar’s new bridal/trousseau collection was all about minimal old school silhouettes and timeless heirloom pieces. From jewel tones to pastels, intricately handcrafted with eloquent floral patterns, metallic sheer layering and clean lines combining flattering cuts, the collection portrayed true femininity.
– Umsha By Uzma Babar:
Umsha’s new bridal collection, Khwahish, is for the bold idealist, the liberated logician and the free spirited; a woman with ideas, goals, ambitions, and the drive to accomplish them. Made of extravagant silhouettes and textures as old as time, this collection was a blend of both; modern world romance and cultural values. Khwahish contains contemporary silvers, affluent golds, popular pastels and flamboyant reds, inspired by folklore and custom. Khwahish fulfills the longings of a bride, epitomizing a wish list, and assurance beyond the margins of time. It centres on the daydreams of a bride-to-be, how she wishes to look and the elements needed to accomplish a fairy tale wedding.
– Ahsan’s Menswear:
Ahsan’s menswear’s Tabeer 2018 collection, is inspired by a recent trip to the Mosque of Cordoba (Spain). Lost memories and untold stories, the collection’s over-arching focus are its patterns incorporating floral and detailed embroidery of Al-Andalus era wedding outfits. Luxury and comfort is the core of the collection.
– Asifa & Nabeel:
Asifa & Nabeel’s Across the Globe collection offers versatile silhouettes, chattering embroideries and mellowed colours. The collection was all about extravagant silhouettes with enriched embellishments indulging in intricacies, amalgamating the ethnicity with a contemporary twist. Opulent embellishments depict contrast between the bold intricacies, creating a dreamy decade.
– Nickie Nina:
Inspired by the magnificence of eastern antiquity, from the architectural treasures of eastern Europe to the intricate craftsmanship of Southeast Asia, Nickie Nina’s latest bridal collection Adeena Generation IV was a conglomeration of cultures that celebrate the regal beauty, dynamic colours and the unparalleled grace of the East. Re-imagined with a contemporary twist, the delicate gota embroidery and wasli textures surround bright and bold borders. Precious pearls were intertwined amongst Turkish motifs in karchob and sequins and the stones sit upon traditional chunri prints.
In quintessential Nickie Nina style, vibrant pops of colour in gold, silver, royal blue and coral were featured across the collection, topped off with rose cut diamantes for an extra air of elegance amongst gold and silver detailing.
– Maheen Ghani Taseer:
MGT’s second bridal collection, An-Nism…a string of Pearls takes the journey on, that began in 2015, further, bringing their signature sense of style and elegance to the designs. Tradition comes together with modern sensibility, mixing memory and desire to create a collection for the bride of today.
– Munib Nawaz:
Munib Nawaz’s latest collection is a tribute to the journey, cause and life of one of the subcontinent’s most prolific poets and thought leaders, Ghalib. Ghalib 2017 is a tribute to the modern artist who knows how to remain unique and true to his inner thoughts despite the social norms of being otherwise. Ghalib’s art is about his journey, the places he’s been to, the love he had and lost, and the questions of faith that kept him going. Ghalib didn’t succumb to social pressures, living life on his own terms.
With the Ghalib collection, Munib Nawaz attempts to showcase a collection that enables people to embrace their unique identities and put together their own image instead of how they are expected to be seen. The colours and the textures were based in what Ghalib would have looked like in this day and age, the nonchalance, the effortlessness and the ability to remain unique in a world of replicas. The shapes of the garments are modern with a lot of intrinsic detailing and the colours are gloomy yet retrospective, from spruce green to Turkish coffee and rusted copper.
– Ali Xeeshan:
Known for his individual voice and designs, Ali Xeeshan’s exclusively designed bridal and formal collection for PHBCW, Denial is all about experimental colour palette, cuts and silhouettes that point towards the action of declaring something to be untrue. His way of expressing concerns about current social and political scenarios is deeply rooted in his showcase of the collection.