Fashion Pakistan Week Summer/Spring 2019: Day Three Ends on a High Note!

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On the third and final day, the line-up consisted of seven designers as the show opened with ‘Kaleidoscope’ by Nomi Ansari who brought out a brilliant take on antique bridal attire tailored for the modern day bride.

This was followed by ‘The Monsoon Bride by Huma Adnan, ‘All Day I Dream’ by Amir Adnan, ‘Euphoria’ by Saira*Shakira, ‘La Fee’ by Zainab Chottani and ‘Mayon Mehndi’ by Pink Tree Company, Spring/Summer Festive closed with Tena Durrani’s stunning bridal collection, ‘Nur’.

Nomi Ansari – Kaleidoscope

Nomi Ansari

Nomi’s collection brought an array of colorful, vibrant pieces that had a vivacious fusion of traditional Sindhi culture and mirror work with couture finishing. Using traditional techniques from different parts of Sindh, the collection consisted of pieces with heavy mirrorwork and detailed embroideries on vibrant attires; from lehnga cholis to tailed gowns, each had the finesse of couture finishing.

Colors that ruled the runway during the show were shocking pink, shades of red and blood maroon along with greens and bright yellows. His collection was an epitome of traditional royal embroideries and mesmerizing ornamentation, with the use of floral adornments, integrated with Asian tradition. Maya Ali was the showstopper for Nomi Ansari.

Huma Adnan – The Monsoon Bride

Huma Adnan

The Monsoon Bride celebrated monsoon weddings and the myriad of colors and moods the season brings with it. The refreshing designs paralleled with the freshness in the air that carries the blissful omen of rain and blossom. These dresses were for the happy souls who want to just let down their tresses and celebrate happiness with their loved ones. The lehengas and sarees showed off intricate embroidery in pearls, sequins, and beads.

The cheerful collection truly reflected the emotions of the bride – the outfits were made with the sole purpose of making the day unforgettable for her. The essence of The Monsoon Bride spoke to the modern woman who wants to dazzle when she dresses up but also be comfortable carrying off her ensemble.

The contemporary bride does not let anything come in her way of reveling in milestones and making each moment count and the collection made sure of that. Sarah Khan and Parishey Adnan walked the ramp for Huma Adnan as the showstoppers.

Amir Adnan – All Day I Dream

Amir Adnan

Amir Adnan’s collection explored the natural shades of the unconscious. The achiever, the alpha who stands by the principle “decide commit act succeed repeat.” But before any of that, the quintessential element binding together any person with a purpose is ‘the dream.’ The collection used a combination of unique cuts and draping fabrics, with earthy color tones to cope with the summer heat. The collection pieces also had a range of elements that are rarely seen in menswear, from tassels to detailed pearl-work, there was something for everyone. Azfar Rehman was the showstopper.

Saira*Shakira – Euphoria

Saira Shakira

An encounter between hues, textures, and movements – delved into Saira Shakira’s latest collection ‘Euphoria’. It was a collection that represented the intense feelings of wellbeing through intricate embellishments of motifs, sleek necklines, and unmatchable gold work artistry. Saira Shakira used rich fabrics like hand-woven nets, jamawar, pure silks, velvets, custom digital printed silks and organza on monochromes and elegant colors, making her ‘Euphoria’ collection, timeless and regal. The lavish yet summery signature designs dazzled on the runway and made for perfect Spring/Summer trends.

Zainab Chottani – La fée

La fée unveiled a feminine dreamy collection celebrating ingenious orthodox handcraft in traditional style. Her pieces redefined elegance with subtle flamboyance in pastel and sparkling rouge color palette and intricate blossomy floral designs. The collection encapsulates a breezy silhouette evoking traditional craftsmanship fused in the majestic ensemble.

With rouge elements and sparkly detailing, some of her ensembles like the fiery red traditional suit left everyone mesmerized. What took everyone by surprise was the impromptu concert Asim Azhar put together on the ramp with Hania Amir where he serenaded his way through to the end. Showstoppers for Zainab Chotani were Fatima Zara Malik, Hania Amir, and Asim Azhar.

Pink Tree Company – Mayon Mehendi

Pink Tree

The colors orange and marigold flower are often associated with spring weather and the exuberant mayon celebration. The collection was an ode to the mayon mehndi ceremony where the bride partakes in full all the traditional rituals and practices. The vibrant color palette was a treat to the eyes as models strutted down the runway in bright pops of color such as royal blue, olive green, shocking pink and orange. The dazzling ensembles were a refreshing addition to the yellow dresses one is used to seeing. Bold, beautiful colors, gold gota work, intricate details, and glamorous accessories were all the rage at the Pink Tree Company’s collection showcase. Aliya Iqbal and Sonya Hussayn were the showstoppers. Jewelry was by Sherezad Rahimtoola, gota jewelry was by Nino’s Creations and styling by Amal Qadri.

Tena Durrani – Nur’

Tina Durani

The grand finale of the third day was beautifully done by Tena Durrani. Nur’ a prelude to a season of joy, light, and color. And as always, the collection was an ode to confident, progressive women.

An avid believer in women who pursue joy and happiness and strive to live life to the fullest, Tena shed light to her belief through her collection which revealed gently pushed boundaries of the traditional bridal silhouettes and color themes.

Woven together with impeccable craftsmanship, the outfits seamlessly blended different genres of dramatic artworks and lush fabrics. From gold ensembles with delicate floral work to velvety ghararas and traditional bright red bridal ensembles, her collection left everyone awe-struck and wanting more.