The sixth edition of PFDC L’Oréal Paris Bridal Week 2016 took place from the 28th until the 30th of September in Lahore, Pakistan. This event is a collaboration between the Pakistan Fashion Design Council (PFDC) and the world’s leading beauty brand L’Oréal Paris. Beauty meets Fashion! The best of contemporary and traditional Pakistani bridal fashion was showcased during this three day event as well as a showcase of hair and make-up trends for the upcoming bridal season. This really is one of my favorite fashion events. The crème de la crème of Pakistani fashion is present: a group of designers who dare to be different, who experiment, innovate and create jaw-dropping bridal pieces. This is part II of my PFDC L’Oréal Paris Bridal Week 2016 highlights, you can view part I here.
MUSE presented their collection called ‘A Love Like Ours’, it focused on three elemental colours: Red, Navy, and Nude and was inspired by ‘A Princess Bride’.
Nomi Ansari‘s collection ‘Marjaan’ paid tribute to the rich heritage, festivity, history and craftsmanship of Hyderabad. Nomi Ansari’s designs are known for its festive colors and daring color combinations.
Saira Rizwan showcased her collection MADEMOISELLE which was inspired by the vintage era fused with a modern touch.
Saira Shakira‘s collection ‘Zohra’ drew inspiration from the European continent.
Designer Sara Naqvi was part of the Bank Alfalah Rising Talent Segment and showcased her collection titled ‘Sarkash Rajkumari’. It portrays Naqvi’s fascination with Pakistan’s culture, history and heritage specifically with the intricacy of workmanship of the Mughal Era.
Shamsha Hashwani‘s collection ‘A Mughal Mirage’ narrates a childhood memory of the designer: a beautifully designed, Indian carpet in her parents’ house with depictions of the Mughal Dynasty intricately designed on the border. For Hashwani, the Mughal miniatures were animated; bejeweled men smoking from pipes, figures with caps dancing in twirls, and warriors on horses fighting with swords. It was her mirage.
Sonia Azhar was inspired by prints and embroidery techniques in couture for her collection ‘Hypnotism’
Zara Shahjahan showcased her bridal collection named ‘Mehrunisa’
Let us know which of the designs you like best!
MUSE, Nomi Ansari, Saira Rizwan, Saira Shakira, Sara Naqvi, Shamsha Hashwani, Sonia Azhar, Zara Shahjahan
PFDC L’Oréal Paris Bridal Week – Photography by Faisal Farooqui, Dragonfly