While Karachi hosted the gold edition of Bridal couture Week powered by Hum Sitarey over the weekend, we are left submersed with concepts and brainwave for bridal trousseaux. The ramps bloomed with the hottest colours of the season – saturated pastels, ethnic neutrals,– showcasing an exciting colour wheel from which to pick your wedding hues but sadly not all the collections were the one the one to be picked from Those creative Bride- to-be and fashion enthusiasts would have got some idea how to twist the dresses as per their desire.
Although the designers showcased numerous pieces of their collections with lots of Hot and apparently double the “Not” collection, one thing that is crystal clear and has been made easier for brides to be to think of is that she can easily eschew the conventional bridal colours especially the bold red and can surely opt for delicately done soft tones for their wedding functions.
The ramp came alive with the startling chorography done by Ketan Bhatia, from across the border and alluring makeovers given to models by team Nabila. There were moments when the models were about to fall on the ramps, yet they managed elegantly.
For the dresses, BCW is quite profound of dramatic effect along with ostentatious clothing and jewellery, out of which mostly is severely criticized due to the lack of flair as well as gaudiness. While BCW has been labelled has the most awaited and biggest bridal extravaganza of Pakistan, yet there are many dresses which do really good on runway but then there are those which are quite eccentric and are on a no go zone. Silk and Chiffon would do best for this season, no matter how hot its out there and the perfect layering can be obtained through using net, florals however were too much for some dresses and were not easily digested. A small sum up all three days is there in the lines below.
Day 1 was kind of a bit low on the favourite list, it was more of a bling with the glimpse of cuts and colours the designers are going to prefer for their bridal clients rest of the year. Tabassum Mughal and Fahad Hussayn had some good colours and lovely dresses, whereas Mansoor Akram had showcased really good collection, with Sunita Marshall being Show stopper for Mansoor was the best look of the day for me.While Team Udaari was on ramp for Fahad Hussayn, Team yalghaar did wonders for numerous designers.
Day 2 kicked off with Indian couturiers like Tarun tahiliani and Neeta lulla, they were some good dresses but couldn’t make to my favourite list though as the follow up designers had better to offer. Tajwardi by Deepak & Fahad focused on the traditional red and showcased exquisite collection which was breath-taking. Team Mah e Mir was on ramp for Zainab Chottani, Zainab’s collection was exquisitely crafted bridals in and Iman Ali & Nadia Hussain totally rocked the ramp for it.
Day 3 as expected had the best to offer. Asifa & Nabeel looted the first show where as other designers were Nickie Nina, Mela By rang ja, Emraan Rajput and Aisha Imran. Asifa & Nabeel showcased the romance of pale bluish-purple hue and the fragile slender form of Lavendula.
Emraan rajput with his “The Royal Raj” aimed to bring the royalty back in bridal menswear, his collection was a representation of eastern aesthetic. Show two kicked start by Star studded round up of Amir Adnan’s Ceremony collection. The collection is tasteful ode to classical tailoring and royal romance that is communicated through its bright games of tones.
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Followed by this was Grand Couturiers, this was a special tribute to the prominent names of our Fashion industry where two definitive ensembles each in a special cameo were displayed. Elan, Nida Azwer, Sania Maskatiya, Shameel Ansari, Sherezad, The House of Kamiar Rokni, Umar Sayeed and Zara Shahjahan.
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Team Udaari was once again seen on the ramp, this time for a cause, raising the voices against child abuse and education empowerment. The Grand finale was of debut collection of Sonya Batla, where feminism and delicate nuances was celebrated. Executed in Chiffon, Silk, Nets & jamawar, it was fusion couture meets bridal, east meets west line. Sonya Batla dedicated her showcasing to the victims of Acid Attack. Mussarat Misbah along with Dr. Jawwad shared the message of Smile Again foundation and their mission for that.
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Sultana Siddiqui (President Hum Network Ltd) before the Grand finale commented on BCW, “ It has always been our core objective to highlight the positive attributes of Pakistan. With the participation of the fashion pioneers and so much immense talent platforms like BCW are the future.”
Over all BCW-Gold edition wasn’t that bad as it was expected after day 1 but again it wasn’t as good as the previous ones. Looking forward to much better one in future, the way it used to be done since start. The 13th edition of Bridal Couture week will be held in lahore from 25th to 27th November 2016