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Interview: Karma by Maheen Kardar Ali for #PLBW2015 Previewed!

Interview: Karma by Maheen Kardar Ali for #PLBW2015 Previewed!

Karma always excites and delights on the runway with extensive creations covering bridals to wedding wear reflecting the latest trends and a world of technique. This time the couture label will be opening the show on Day 1 of PFDC L’Oreal Paris Bridal Week and Creative Head Maheen Kardar Ali who is also part of the PFDC Council talks exclusively to Secret Closet about all the things she is excited to present in this collection. Take a look at some close up sneak peeks and insights about the showcase!

Q-1 Tell us a bit about the collection you’ll be showcasing at PLBW’15 and about the inspiration behind it?

Shehzadi Rang Aur Samarkand Ki Rani consists of two capsules collections setting the Fall/Winter 2015-16 mood of Karma Red Atelier as exquisite, feminine and dramatic. Shehzadi Rang is a bold, bright, beautiful, firecracker sexy, tongue in cheek flirty, color mad collection whereas Samarkand Ki Rani is romantic, pure glamour and quintessential in essence. This season for us is about intense luminous color, traditional handicraft, modern application, gota, gold embellishments inspired by Karma’s signature rose. detailed finishings and statement silhouettes on heritage inspired vintage-esque pieces . The emphasis is on sheer and tailored with a modern play on cool separate linings and camisoles, closures and tassels. Handcrafted organza, tissue and net in pure cranberry, violets, ink, chartreuse, tangerine, chalk white and blood rouge set the tone for a strong, ethnic, sensual, classic Karma aesthetic this winter.


Q-2- What does showcasing your collection at PLBW mean to you?

Its always a pleasure and a focal point in our work year to show at PLBW and we are honored to be opening the Bridal Week this season.

Q-4-Bridal trends that’ll be HUGE this season?

Gota, color, sheers and drama.


Q-5- Which other designer collections are you excited to see?

Looking forward to HSY, Sana Safinaz, Fahad Hussain and Nomi Ansari as always. Love their aesthetic.


Q-7- About the styling and accessories?

All accessories are made in-house and compliment the collection. Cool pieces such as desi taweez hairpins the sequin tribal studs and interesting takes on the gold, ghungroo, armlets and beaten metal midi rings make for fun pieces to wear this season.


Q-8- Best and worst part about PLBW?

Excited about opening Bridal Week for the first time, three days of witnessing the best couture collections in the country on the ramp and hanging out with my best friends in the industry, worst part being not being able to see my kids as much in those three days due to my crazy schedule due to the Karma show and my PFDC front stage director duties..!!!


Watch out for live coverage from the Karma Red showcase on Day 1 of PLBW 2015 on our instagram @SecretClosetpk!

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