Pakistan’s popular three-day Bridal Couture Week just concluded in Lahore on Sunday (November 27), after an exciting line-up of celebrities, designers and novel wedding wear creations.
Red of course was the reigning colour for not only the bride but for the whole party as well, but what was interesting was the inclusion of other pastel shades of blue and peach into the collections as well. Day 1 started off with a bang with collections from well-known designers such as Mehdi, Mohsin Naveed Ranjha (who showcased only mesnwear), Zonia Anwaar and Sobia Nazir.
Click through to see some of the designs showcased during the fashion week.The dominating fabrics this year were luscious velvets and silk, of course, specifically Banarasi silk.A model presents a creation of designer Asifa and Nabeel, who have designed dresses bejeweled with luxurious nawabi impressions, beautifully modified shahi handiwork and fusion of traditional cuts. Models present creations of designer Umsha by Uzama Babar, who specialises in prêt, luxury couture and bridals. Babar prides herself in creating clothes that blend beautiful designs with real world applicability.
Her collection upholds traditional cultural artistry, merging design with an array of modern and classic cuts and drapery. Babar’s brand is reportedly named after her two children Umar and Aysha, and she has developed rapidly from a small scale workshop to a popular commercially viable luxury label.Babar’s belief that “women today want something modern, but cannot forgo the beauty of our tradition” is clearly reflected in her designs and the silhouettes she prefers for her models. Models present creations by designer Faiza Saqlain during Bridal Couture Week 2016. A graduate from the prestigious Pakistan Institute of Fashion and Design, Saqlain’s collection offers both pret-a-porter and couture.