September 29, 2014

Sneak Preview: Ammara Khan at PLBW

New designer Ammara Khan is gearing up for a full impact presentation at the PLBW forum. Ammara has been designing for a while, but mostly for a select clientele. However now it's time for the world to see what this talented girl has in store! 
We had a casual chit chat with Ammara, the store, the clothes and the girl herself were super stylish! The formal collection is a must see for everyone looking for a traditional bridal trousseau with an undeniable fusion feel.

Her collection for PLBW is called  “The Winter Palace: A Celebration of the Russian Tsarina”.
 CLICK HERE to see the complete interview and more images from her gorgeous collection.


September 27, 2014

Sneak peak: Shamaeel for PLBW

Shamaeel’s collection is known as “The Wedding”
The concept behind this collection is to take away the usual focus just from “The Bride’s Rukhsati Jora” to the entire wedding as a timeless occasion in its entirety. This includes the Saffron tinge of the Mayuns, the frolic of Mehendis, Pristine Ivory Nikkah ceremonies, the preparations of the glamorous metallics in Trousseau and the Regal red Romance of the Rukhsati. Not just for the bride alone but also her family and close friends whose dresses are just as important.


Events: Shamaeel at FP Lounge

Always loved the aesthetic that Karachi based designer Shamaeel Ansari brings out in her collections. This time, yet again her pret was no different. Organic hues of oranges, browns, aubergine and indigo were prominent, cuts were varied. All in all it sold out quick. Like always.

To see more of what Shamaeel from this exhibition and else: 

September 23, 2014

Runway Review: Faraz Manan

One of the most sought after names in Pakistan for Couture, Bridal wear, Luxury Pret&Lawn Faraz Manan  presented his Lyallpur Collection in Collaboration with Ather Shahzad. Faraz Manan’s name is synonymous with swoop-back pleated twill, glamorized shirtwaist and bespoke curvaceous gowns. His sartorial creed and detailed craftsmanship is often neatly tucked into a sheer-body skimming layers or underneath the voluminous fads of thick, tapered silhouettes. The gorgeous jewellery was by Shazia Deen of Neemar.

Faraz Manan payed homage to 'Layallpur' now known as Faisalabad. 'The city has been the birthplace of furniture, fabric, food and most importantly a deep rooted structure of family love/life' said Faraz.
The collection boasts fusion by amalgamating high waisted lehngas and cholis, along with saris that represent the hindu/sikh influence in Lyallpur along with some experimental western silhouettes very apt for the Pakistani woman still. Not one to shy away from the technique of embellishment, this collection has certainly been his best. The detailing on these garments in blinding.
Faraz's presentation started off with garments toiling with the traditional bridal colours such as peach,  pink and ivory and transitioned into the modern take on formal trousseau nowadays where silver and gold in varying hues made an appearance. The show was sealed with a strong presence of 'blush pink' which Faraz says is his colour statement of the season!

The show was a huge success, We loved every piece!
CLICK HERE to see the complete set of runway images.

September 22, 2014

Sneak Peak: Nida Azwer's Ghalib Collection

As the name suggests, the brand draws inspiration from the mysticism and poetry of the renowned poet, Mirza Ghalib. In this collection, Nida Azwer works with hues of blue, navy blue, teal, grey and shades of light pink on fabrics such as silk, net, lame, tissue and brocade. One can anticipate short shirts, jackets, saris and farshi ghararas embellished with cutwork, crystals, zardozi and resham, paired with exquisite resham embroidered chadders, shawls and stoles. With this collection, Nida Azwer pays homage to the elaborate and grand silhouettes of the Mughal Era. The Ghalib Collection will also feature menswear.
Speaking about her collection for the PFDC L’Oreal Paris Bridal Week, Nida Azwer has said,
“This collection is a tribute to the great Mirza Ghalib. It takes you on a journey to an era of grandeur and luxury. We take inspiration from the intensity of Ghalib’s poetry to create majestic pieces using different forms of embroidery on majestic colors."

For more detailed images of the work, sneak peak into the silhouettes CLICK HERE.

What's in Store: Sana Safinaz come to Dubai!

Come meet Safinaz Muneer of Sana Safinaz today at Ensemble between 4 to 7 PM at Villa 259 Al Wasl Road near Irani Hospital Jumeriah 1 Dubai! Event managed by Aamir Mazhar!
Safinaz and Sadaf of Sana Safinaz. 


Runway: Video Coverage from Faraz Manan Bridal Show

Mehreen Syed Ethereal in a Bridal by Faraz Manan
See MORE videos from the show: CLICK HERE.

September 20, 2014

Sneak Peak: The most awaited bridal show!

Faraz Manan and Ather Shahzad join forces to bring you a night to remember, an amazing bridal display, a ramp show you will never forget!
The awaited collection is called 'Lyallpur' and is an ode to the city now known as Faisalabad. Faraz shares:
'It's an ode the city and how it's aesthetics have evolved tremendously, yet the rich culture and heritage of food, fabric, furniture and the lifestyle as a whole have not been forgotten'

Click below to see more images!