The pioneering Pakistan Fashion Design Council [PFDC] and L’Oréal Paris, the world’s leading beauty brand, presented Day-2 of the seventh consecutive PFDC L’Oréal Paris Bridal Week 2017 – 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 2017-2018.
Enlarging the scope of the bridal platform, this year at #PLBW17 the council welcomed two distinct set of shows: In the early evening, the PFDC brought to fashion week bridal and trousseau shows for popular, commercially acclaimed brands. Later in the evening, the PFDC presented shows from luxury design houses.
The second day of #PLBW17 started with early evening bridal showcases featuring Jeem by Hamza Bokhari, Sara Rohale Asghar, Ahmad Sultan and Faiza Saqlain. This was followed by evening bridal showcases featuring a solo show by Sana Safinaz followed by a grouped show comprising of Misha Lakhani, MAHGUL and Sania Maskatiya, as summarized below.
Jeem by Hamza Bokhari
Day-2 of PFDC L’Oréal Paris Bridal Week 2017 early evening bridal showcases was opened by Jeem by Hamza Bokhari with his bridal collection ‘Floating Poetry’ in collaboration with Grace Jewels and Pelle Capanna bags. The collection is inspired by the vivacious culture of Bengal and its deep relationship with textile. ‘Floating Poetry’ comprised of 15 designs in various lighter weight fabrics complemented by luxe fabrics such as velvet, silk and brocade. The color palette incorporated hues of gold and mint with accents of fuchsia pink and navy blue. The collection boasts effortless silhouettes with structured tailoring details.
“PFDC L’Oréal Paris Bridal Week gave me my first-ever break in 2015. It is such a prolific platform for designers. I started my career and won Rising Talent Award at this very arena. It makes me equally excited this time around too.” – Hamza Bokhari.
Sara Rohale Asghar
Sara Rohale Asghar (SRA) showcased her bridal collection titled ‘The Royal Attire’ at the seventh edition of PFDC L’Oréal Paris Bridal Week. The collection is a devouring journey through the elaborate lifestyle of the mystic Arabian world. ‘The Royal Attire’ collection was fused with a persona of larger than life grandeur, painting festivity, merriness and celebration through heavily embellished rich Kim Khaabs, dewy tissue and flowy nets to capture the royal spirit of the collection. Ranging from dusky grey to earthy peaches and finally ending in the classic red bridal ranging from elaborate A-line silhouettes, Farshi lehangas, structured ball gown skirts to slightly tapered straight line shirts.
Actress Mehwish Hayat participated in the designer’s showcase as a celebrity showstopper.