Project Runway: PFDC L’Oreal Paris Bridal Week 2018 Day 2 Top Picks: Misha Lakhani, Nida Azwer, Kamiar Rokni & Zainab Salman!
Bridal couture’s biggest event of the year- the second day of #PLBW18 started with early evening grouped bridal showcases featuring Lajwanti, Rici Melion, FAS and Ahmad Bilal. This was followed by evening bridal showcases featuring a solo show by Nida Azwer followed by a grouped bridal showcase comprising of Misha Lakhani, Zainab Salman and Jeem by Hamza Bokhari and a finale grouped bridal showcase featuring Farah & Fatima and The House of Kamiar Rokni. We’ve picked out some of our absolute favorite looks from the show stopping line ups- scroll down and check them out!
Misha Lakhani showcased her bridal collection ‘Ab-e-Rawan’, meaning running water- the poetic name given to the various flowy muslins from 16th century Mughal India, ‘Ab-e-Rawan’ celebrates the bohemian nomad in a mix of Persian and Central Asian textiles, hand-woven fabrics that coexist with the finest quality needle-craft to create looks that are steeped in old-world charm, yet versatile and effortless. The range was all about subtlety- for the bride who wants to make her mark yet not come across as over the top- delicate shades of ivory, blush pink, daffodil yellow, coral and carmine came together in the form of soft hues to bring the whole collection together.An eclectic mix of old crafts and modern ideas, the collection featured pre-draped dupattas, hand-crafted sandals, voluminous crushed gaghras layered looks using versatile separates, off shoulder blouses, jodhpurs and angarkhas.
Showcasing her bridal collection ‘Rani Bagh’- The collection drew its inspiration from the royal courts and gardens of the Mughal era. The opulence of the courts is translated into fine embroideries made in zardozi, marori, wasli, gota, kamdani, mirror work and fine silk threads. In true Nida Azwer fashion the collection included voluminous kalidars, angharkas, and peshwases have been paired with magnificent farshi ghararas, lenghas, izars, and chooridaars that are complimented with richly worked dupattas and chaddars. The collection is an ode to Nida Azwer’s love for birds and horses, which are finely intertwined with delicate florals and paisleys. We’ve got our hearts set on the designers metallic ivory and gold look filled to the rim with chevron’s and mirror work- made for the contemporary bride; this ensemble has us swooning!
The House of Kamiar Rokni
Titled ‘Moonrise’- Kamiar Rokni never disappoints; in fact the designer raises the bar with each collection launch! The range drew its inspiration from moon which is universally a feminine symbol representing the system of time and pays homage to this symbolism. The collection comprised of pieces that respect tradition but are made for the woman of today. They are heirlooms; a legacy that is passed on from one generation to the next. Jump suits, dhoti shalwars and Victorian era sleeves- the designer created conversation pieces that definitely had heads turning throughout the night. Mixed with his signature bridals the designer made looks that don’t require a season to wear- whether it’s a winter, summer or fall wedding a Kamiar Rokni bridal can be worn all year round.
Making her bridal ramp debut this season at PFDC L’Oréal Paris Bridal Week 2018, Zainab Salman showcased her debut bridal collection titled ‘Bazeecha-e-Ishq’ – The Game of Love. A romantic collection featuring traditional chintz patterns in light summer hues- shades of lavender, mint green and tea pink brushed delicately onto fabrics and then layered with hand worked dupatta’s and metallic gharara’s. Zainab has used embellishments such as mukesh, gota, mirror and thread work to create heirlooms that will last a life time. We can’t wait to see a gorgeous valima bride in this timeless collection!
Stay tuned for more updates from PFDC L’Oréal Paris Bridal Week 2018 including exclusive red carpet photo’s and our top picks for Day 3!
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