Beauty Meets Fashion in Lahore at PFDC L’Oréal Paris Bridal Week 2016
[Lahore: 1st October 2016]: The pioneering Pakistan Fashion Design Council [PFDC] and L’Oréal Paris, the world’s leading beauty brand, presented the third and final day of the sixth consecutive PFDC L’Oréal Paris Bridal Week 2016 – a platform that endeavors to define and present contemporary and traditional Pakistani Bridal fashion, while fusing hair and makeup trends to create looks for the upcoming bridal season of 2016-2017. PFDC L’Oréal Paris Bridal Week 2016 highlighted the bridal collections of 18 designers that showcased the business of Pakistani bridal fashion, at Faletti’s Hotel, Lahore.
The final day of #PLBW16 was opened with bridal showcases by Nomi Ansari followed by Zara Shahjahan, Sonia Azhar, Republic by Omar Farooq, Muse and Ali Xeeshan Theater Studio as summarized below. Make-up for Day-2 of PFDC L’Oréal Paris Bridal Week 2016 was done by the creative team at N-Pro for womenswear and N-Gents for menswear.
Bridal Showcase: Nomi Ansari
The final day of PFDC L’Oréal Paris Bridal Week 2016 was opened by Nomi Ansari will be showcasing his bridal collection titled ‘Marjaan’ at PFDC L’Oréal Paris Bridal Week 2016. A tale of enchantment and alluring mystery woven by couturier Nomi Ansari, Marjaan is an intricate story with a kaleidoscope of festivity and color in this celebration of life. The collection paid tribute to the rich heritage, festivity, history and craftsmanship of Hyderabad. Using a plethora of colors in unique print techniques, Marjaan showcases regal, traditional and classic silhouettes based in rich brocades, silks, chiffon and sheer tule to create regal Hyderabadi farshi ghararas, elaborate lehngas and rich ensembles with floral embroidery.
Film actress and model Amna Ilyas participated in the designer’s showcase as a celebrity showstopper.
Bridal Showcase: Zara Shahjahan
The second show of the day featured a showcase by Zara Shahjahan with her bridal collection titled ‘Mehrunisa’ at PFDC L’Oréal Paris Bridal Week 2016.
Bridal Showcase: Sonia Azhar
Sonia Azhar showcased her bridal collection titled ‘Hypnotism’ at PFDC L’Oréal Paris Bridal Week. The designer’s unusual inspiration has been translated into the garments using merging embroideries, print, subtle embellishments and voluminous silhouettes. Inspired by inducing prints and embroidery techniques in couture, with this collection Azhar aims to reinvent cuts, technical embroideries and create silhouettes that enhance a woman’s natural beauty. Fabrics used in this collection comprised of silks, nets and organzas. With sleek cuts as well as volumous gowns with technically intricate embroideries and handwork, the color palette comprised of muted greys, nudes and lilacs with a pop of bright pink.
Film and television actor Ahsan Khan participated in the designer’s showcase as a celebrity showstopper.
Bridal Showcase: Republic by Omar Farooq
Republic by Omar Farooq showcased their menswear collection titled ‘Damask’ at PFDC L’Oréal Paris Bridal Week 2016. The collection embodied sophistication and tradition featuring damask fabrics and cuts from the early Victorian era. An East meets West collection with 3D jacquard fabrics and embroideries, Farooq envisions the Republic man as experimental and presented the same for the first time with their colour tones – complimentary yet exuding a gentleman’s class.
Bridal Showcase: MUSE
MUSE made their bridal ramp debut in Pakistan with ‘A Love Like Ours’ at PFDC L’Oréal Paris Bridal Week 2016. This collection focused on three elemental colours; Red, Navy, and Nude. Inspired by ‘A Princess Bride’, the collection featured fabrics such as organza and dupion with detailed, meticulous embellishments such as metallic threads, sequins, and pearls. The collection comprised of 16 designs with silhouettes featuring peplum tops with ghararas and churidars.
Bridal Showcase: Ali Xeeshan Theater Studio
Ali Xeeshan Theater Studio showcased their collection titled ‘Khaamoshi’ at the PFDC L’Oréal Paris Bridal Week 2016. Inspired by the struggle one goes through, this collection is the reawakening of the hope that one does have the power to speak out. Primarily made in fabrics such as organza, raw silk, kamkhaab, with tilla-work, pasham, adda work and a revival of various old school techniques, the colour palette includes frosted pastels, ivory, peachy coral, acid green, and powder blue. A fusion of traditional bridal silhouettes with a contemporary twist, Xeeshan showcased capes, jackets and exaggerated dupatta in the collection with elongated layering. The collection also featured six menswear pieces comprising of prince coats, classic sherwanis and waistcoats.
Additionally, Ali Xeeshan was one of only three designers hand-picked by L’Oréal Makeup Designer/Paris to collaborate on the beauty meets fashion platform, to create and define a distinct bridal makeup look for the season. Ali Xeeshan also artistically interpreted his bridal week collection through a bespoke installation in partnership with L’Oréal Makeup Designer Paris which was displayed at bridal week itself.
Film and television actress Mahira Khan participated in the designer’s showcase as a celebrity showstopper.