• 20 Feb - 26 Feb, 2021
  • Mag The Weekly
  • Fashion

Country’s biggest bridal extravaganza, Bridal Couture Week kicked off its 18th edition in Lahore. It is considered to be the most opulent bridal show in Pakistan. It has successfully repositioned Pakistani bridal fashion in the global fashion economy. The event showcased the latest bridal couture trends by leading as well as emerging fashion designers of the country. The event this time showcased 35 designers on the runway.

Day 1:

Day one had on display beautiful silhouettes by renowned designers. Fahad Hussayn brought an avant-garde collection, ‘Sao Banjara’ of woven banarsi bridal dresses along with his signature haute couture bridals. It features one-off cuts, hues and designs with majestic detailing. Nauman and Bhaiya’s debut collection is a combination of artful scarlet hued lehengas that celebrate traditional crafts by combining voguish motifs, complementing the conventional lehenga designs. Alishba & Nabeel’s collection ‘Sakhiyan’ adds beautiful colours and appealing styles. It also introduces ‘Lakhnavi Tanka’ inspired from exotic and indigenous Lakhnavi art, infused with modern silhouettes.

 Haris Shakeel’s collection has various techniques that include gota work and block print designs. Madeeha Shoaib unveiled her collection, ‘The Enchanted Island’ which is inspired by marine life and encapsulates the true essence of haute couture.

Day 2:

Umsha’s latest bridal collection, ‘Zeenat’ embodies poise and regality. The collection showcases remarkable silhouettes, extravagant textures and an impeccable attention to detail. Tabya’s BCW collection is a tribute to our diverse heritage from the Mughal era and the artisans that have preserved the treasures of the craftsmanship for generations to come. The collection is a trove of traditional celestial patterns influenced with modern flares, argyles and handcrafted embellishments from the journey of our historical milieu. Faiza Rehman’s ‘Peony Dream’ is an embodiment of beauty and love. The luxuriously embellished collection incorporates timeless styles with modern cuts and applications.

The collection uses unique embroidery techniques incorporated with the glorious flower of luxury in the couture to create a perfect mix of contemporary and traditional fantasy.

Day 3:

The third day concluded with Ali Xeeshan’s collection ‘Numaish’. The campaign sheds light on the alarming issue of families fretting over saving money for their daughters’ dowry. The collection features a wide range of couture ranging from bridals to formals. The inimitable Khadijah Shah, the reigning queen of Pakistani couture, brings her signature design flair and opulent finesse to Zaha’s luxurious debut bridal collection. Jermyn Street’s ‘Shab-e-Vasl’ is a fine blend of sequins, pearls, tilla, zardozi, dabka and embroidery. Each piece is crafted to perfection, inculcating modern day cuts with heritage prince coats and sleek suits. Nisa Hussain debuts the brand’s bridal couture collection featuring 16 designs. The collection was infused with signature silhouettes and embellishments. Set in rich, luxurious materials, the collection features artisanal gold, tilla and kora embroideries with a diverse colour palette ranging from neutrals to reds.