LAHORE: The second day of the prestigious Telenor Bridal Couture Week featured nine designer showcases, with both the veterans and young designers rubbing shoulders to display their finest.
Lajwanti began Act One with their collection Royal Glam. Featuring metallics in earthy tones blended with a traditional colour palette and chic flared cuts, the veteran brand’s collection indeed stood out. Sheath dresses dripping with sequins and a traditional flow added some serious drama to the simple silhouette.
Karachi-based menswear designer Humayun Alamgir was next his modern day groom collection. Featuring mainly black and gold sherwanis with elaborate embroidery and beadwork, the audience was in for a sweet surprise when actor Imran Abbas walked out as the showstopper for the designer. Abbas wore a black satin and cotton inner with a black sherwani coat, with gold embellishments.
Anees Malik’s Ardhangni was one of our favourite collections of the night. The designer contrasted white saris with apple green and pink cholis, embellished with Benarasi borders. Sharara pants added a new twist to the very ethnic bridal collection. Malik dressed the men in bright, colourful sherwanis with long chain necklaces.
Politician cum designer Hina Butt was next with her Royal Majesty collection. Butt poured her heart out in this one with a wide variety of bridals, for the modern and the desi bride. Actress Uzma Khan showstop-ed for the designer wearing a grey and sea green bridal, set in net and chiffon. Off shoulder net kaftans, embellished maxi dresses and bolero tops were some of the designers standout outfits.
Rani Emaan closed Act One. Silver bridal wear with a heavily embellished lehnga choli, pink saris and trail angrakhas were some of Emaan’s most beautiful outfits. Peek-a-boo sleeves, red dupattas with gold borders set in gota stood out. Actress Maria Wasti, Asimyar and Qasimyar Tiwana showstopped for Emaan.
Lahore-based designer Saira Rizwan was up next with her glamorous collection. Rizwan kept her cuts traditional and a colour palette, which involved deep maroons, black and burgundy. Embellishments and exaggerated silhouettes gave a royal feel tothe outfits.
Almirah with their Emperor’s Wardrobe collection kept their ensembles traditional yet modern and very sophisticated. Kurtas, vests, sherwanis, choorridars, Jodhpuri pants, turbans and khussas were some of the highlights of the brand’s bridal collection. The outfits were a testament to hand embroidery, crystals, zardozi, vibrant colours and resham thread work.
Sobia Nazir ended Day Two with her Sar-e-Sang collection. The designer went for a bolder look but played with soft pastel shades. The embellishments were elegant – precious and semi precious Swarovski, sequins and thread work was used. The designs were created on sheer fabrics such as net and organza.
Veteran couturier Maria B with her collection titled Pastel Dreams began Act Two. Modern, chic and trendy, Maria wowed with very feminine embroideries with sleek silhouettes. Set in pastel and subtle hues, the collection stood out for its unique cuts. What was impressive about the collection was the fact that it was light, sparkly and extremely glamorous.