LAHORE-The three day Bridal Couture Week ended on a positive note welcoming a stellar line up of celebrity and stars.

The fashion fraternity from across the country and also from abroad appreciated the premier fashion event. Fashion is not just about clothes or the designers. It is not just about fun and the glamour of catwalk. It is also about the business of bridal fashion, which has witnessed unprecedented growth in the last five years.

Lights, camera action the final day of the 13th edition of QHBCW choreographed by Vaneeza Ahmed Ali was all about the new emerging face of our fashion industry. The concluding day of QHBCW started with Rangraaz by Wardha Saleem. Sonya Hussyn was the showstopper for Wardha. The social media sensation blue-eyed tea seller Arshad Khan has now made inroads into the fashion industry. He was showstopper for Ziggi Menswear. His appearance on the ramp made the audience go wild in applause. Everyone cheered the young man as he gracefully walked on the runway. The collection is a gathering of many personal experiences and each piece has its own journey and story to tell.

Faiza Saqlain was the third to present her collection Soz Kesimion. Meera Sethi walked the ramp for Faiza Saqlain, while Farhan Saeed and Urwa Hocane show-stopped for Umsha by Uzma Babar and expressed their love on the ramp while the jewellery for the segment was by Samreen Vance.

Show one was concluded by none other than the designer duo Asifa & Nabeel with their latest bridal collection Crystalline. The surprise package of the night was the famous musical band Sahara who kept the audience alive and active. They had incredible energy on the stage and set the mood for the night with their popular number of hit songs. The stunning Sumbul Iqbal added grandeur to Asifa & Nabeel’s collection, while Sahara performed on the stage for the brand and mesmerized the fashion forward people.

Show 2 of QHBCW started with the Nouvelle Mariéeby designer duo Nickie Nina, which was followed by the grand couturiers segment featuring the gurus of our fashion industry including Kamiar Rokni, Elan, Nida Azwer and Sania Maskatiya. The gorgeous Ushna Shah walked for Nickie Nina and Nabeel Shaukat performed on the ramp during the grand couturier segment. The 13th edition of QMobile HUM Bridal Couture Week concluded with Amir Adnan’sstar-studded showcase. The finale of 13th QMobile HUM Bridal Couture Week 2016 was a star-studded affair with Azfar Rehman, Moammar Rana, Junaid Khan, Hadiqa Kiyani, Mohsin Abbas Haider, Sarmad Khoosat, Nomi Qamar, Kiran Haq, Anushey Asad, Shammal Q, Redha Misbah, Mandana Zaidi, Momal Sheikh, Minal, Fatima and Rizwan Baig all the stars walked on the collection of Amir Adnan which laid a huge impact on the audience.

Here are glimpses of Day3 QHBCW:

 

 

NICKIE NINA

Nouvelle Mariée’ draws inspiration from the ornate architetual motifs of European palaces, the maestros

Nickie and Nina reinvent Eastern couture with their Nouvelle Mariée,

rethinking classics and not

traditions.

 

 

WARDHA SALEEM

Wardha Saleem’s “RANGRAAZ” Bridal/Festive’16collection unravels the secret colours of love, traditions and celebration. Inspired by our rich and vibrant heritage, Wardha Saleem blends the bright hues of fuchsia, radiant oranges, vibrant greens, lustrous blues, passionate plums and rich reds in her own signature style.

 

 

ZIGGI MENSWEAR

Ziggi Menswear presents “ZAWIYA” meaning ‘Gathering’. This collection is inspired by Ziggi’s spiritual journey. 2016 involved a lot of traveling to some of the hubs of spiritual and mystic places.

 

 

 

FAIZA SAQLAIN

The inspiration for Soz Kesimi comes from the rich Turkish cultural and architectural heritage. The mesmerising mosaic lamps acted as a spur to the usage of sheeny fabric, translucent stones and the 3D tassels used in detailing of the pieces.

 

 

 

UMSHA BY UZMA BABAR

Umsha by Uzma Babar’s collection “AMORÉ” is about the blend of modern cuts and designs remaining loyal to cultural aesthetics. The colour palette is focused on Cameo Rose, Champagne, Rose Gold and all pastels colour tones. There is a subtle gold and silver touch to the designs which gives the ensemble the finishing touch. The collection is all about the fusion of modern cuts, designs and traditional artwork.

 

 

ASIFA & NABEEL

Crystallized native gold and quartz have a naturally exquisite composition which makes it extremely unique even when in raw form. The distinctive contours and shades of this amalgamation of gold and quartz is the inspiration of the collection ‘Crystalline’. It rejoices in the detail, delicacy and fluidity of this unique form of nature.

The opulent shades of gold are the core of this collection symbolizing affluence and bounty of raw gold. Embellishment enriched garments imitate exceptional craftsmanship amalgamated with contemporary cuts and dainty silhouettes.

 

 

 

GRAND COUTURIERS

Grand courtiers showcased the collections of Sania Maskatiya, Elan, Nida Azwer and House of Kamiar Rokni. Elans collection featured signature craftsmanship with innovative new techniques, embellishments, motifs, embroideries and unique colour palettes. Nida Azwer collection took its inspiration from geometric shapes and textured surfaces interspersed with detailed floral patterns and the ateliers signature bird and nature inspired motifs, incorporating detailed compositions worked in zardozi and resham.

 

 

 

AMIR ADNAN

Bringing back the era of romance and regal elegance, the house of Aamir Adnan showcased an exquisite collection at QHBCW 2016. The collection revives the formal elegant era of graceful sherwanis for men paired with sheer body skimming saris and ghararas for women,

interwoven with elements of silk, satin and

allure of lace work.