LAHORE  -   Day 2 of the ongoing three-day PFDC Bridal Fashion Week commenced with a charming mixture of fashion, alongside celebrities who set the runway on fire with their enthralling looks to applaud the designers’efforts in motion.

Celebrating the freshness of the season, several designers participating in the fashion week created unmatched detailing with usage of colours, embroideries, silhouettes and fabrics. Enthusiastic audience shared space with the designers who presented innovative design and chic styles for upcoming bridal season.

The glamorous evening began with the presence of renowned personalities such as HSY, Sarwat Gillani, Juggun Kazim, Kubra Khan, Ali Noor, Iqra Aziz and a few others from the world of Pakistani fashion and entertainment walked down a star-studded black-carpet in dazzling dresses and dapper attire. The event kicked off with some of the best fashion trends being showcased as fresh new faces alongside our favourite ramp-beauties were sent down the runway in exquisite pieces.

The second day of PLBW18 was opened by the bridal showcases featuring a solo show by Nida Azwer followed by a grouped bridal showcase comprising of Misha Lakhani, Zainab Salman and Jeem by Hamza Bokhari and a finale grouped bridal showcase featuring Farah & Fatima and The House of Kamiar Rokni, as summarized below.

FAS

FAS graced the ramp with his stupendous collection ‘Sur Taal’. The collection left the audiences mesmerised in its beauty and design aesthetics. The collection showcased the boundless talent of the designer. It aims to redefine the classics of bridal wear by making use of luxe fabrics and 3D embellishments. Actress Kubra Khan walked the ramp for FAS Design Studio in a silver lehenga choli with embellishments of the same colour giving it a very regal silhouette.

Ahmad Bilal

If you are a modern woman who does not shy away embracing your unique self and follows the dress code of ‘bold androgyny’ then don’t think twice and just opt Ahmed Bilal. His latest bridal collection ‘Noor-e-Nazar’ drew inspiration from the love of art and concept of empowerment and liberation. It was based in fabrics such as jamawar, chiffon, organza, tissue and silk with fusion of resham work, tilla embedded with pearls & stones. The color palette included rouge, black and muted shades of golds. Film actress Resham participated in the designer’s showcase as a celebrity showstopper.

Nida Azwer

Modern day royalty must be a delicate balance between high quality aesthetic and muted pageantry, making a clear, sophisticated style statement. Nida Azwer collection was translated into fine embroideries made in zardozi, marori, wasli, gota, kamdani, mirror work and fine silk threads. Voluminous kalidars, angharkas, and peshwases were paired with magnificent farshi ghararas, lenghas, izars, and chooridaars that were complimented with richly worked dupattas and chaddars.

Misha Lakhani

Misha Lakhani showcased her bridal collection ‘Ab-e-Rawan’. The collection was a blend of rich fabrics range from hand-woven muslins, silks, gauzy nets, velvet, organza and tissues. The colour palette included ivory, blush pink, daffodil yellow, peach, carmine, duck egg blue, midnight blue and black with pea green accents. An eclectic mix of old crafts and modern ideas, the collection featured pre-draped dupattas, hand-crafted sandals, and voluminous crushed gagras layered looks using versatile separates, off shoulder blouses, jodhpurs and angarkhas.

Zainab Salman

From fashionable, feminine and most importantly beautifully bridal cocktails lehengas with down to their décolletage, Zainab Salman bridal collection titled ‘Bazeecha-e-Ishq’ – The Game of Love was a modern take on traditional, majestic silhouettes that are a perfect fit for modern brides.  The collection was a blend of rich fabrics, soft hues and bold patterns and craftsmanship adopting unique embellishment techniques to create original, heirloom pieces. Ali Noor and Iqra Aziz walked the ramp for Zainab Saleem. Ali walked in a white sherwani with golden dupatta reciting poetry; whereas Iqra donned a heavily embellished golden lehenga choli with golden work and accessorised it with a jhoomer, nose piece and a statement ring that caught our eyes immediately.

Jeem by Hamza Bokhari

Jeem by Hamza Bokhari showcased bridal collection titled ‘Mizaaj’ which was refreshing, edgy, modern take on couture fashion. The colour palette encompassed a wide range of shades from the vivacious colors of Southern Punjab. Set in fabrics of silks, brocades, organzas, zardozi work, block printed textiles ‘Mizaaj’ featured traditional silhouettes such as angrakha, jama and azaar. The collection also featured few menswear pieces.

Farah & Fatima

Farah & Fatima bridal collection titled ‘Dastaan’ was inspired by the splendour and opulence of a timeless traditional bride. With classic hand woven embroidered in luxe fabrics, each and every outfit was crafted as a piece of art and echoed of majesty with silver embellishments, best paired with stylish and modern bell bottoms.

The House of Kamiar Rokni

The House of Kamiar Rokni closed the day with his bridal collection titled ‘Moonrise’ that highlighted traditional techniques presented with a somewhat modern twist. Most of their ensembles had dexterous use of metallic tassels and coloured thread work with intricate mosaic borders. The collection comprises of pieces that respect tradition but are made for the woman of today. They are heirlooms; a legacy that is passed on from one generation to the next.