What can be more enchanting than an ethnic dress with a splash of colour, soft fabrics, skilful and artistic designs? It is a blend of culture, tradition, and urban chic fashion. There is something about ethnic wear that puts the wearer in a separate spotlight from the rest. With a strong influence of Persian colours and embroidery styles, nobody does formal wear better than Pakistani designers.
Taking inspiration from the royal gardens, the recent formal wear collection from Razia Sultana is ‘Bagh-e-Saltanati’. Stunned by the aura of the first Muslim Ruler of the subcontinent herself who commanded any room she entered, the muses of this bridal shoot stand with monumental grace and as inspiration for every woman, that fragility in character should not mean absence of resilience and dominance. Instead, a woman can take charge and maintain her poise. In an already oversaturated market, Razia Sultana is a breath of fresh air. The brand provides the highest quality clothing at the best and affordable prices. Razia Sultana came into existence as a result of decades of genuine love and appreciation for finer details and craftsmanship - a collection inspired by exquisite timelessness and regale embellishments in evergreen silhouettes for the class apart. You! takes a look…
A vibrant cooling teal and golden palette is adorned with intricate embellishments in a maxi silhouette. The elongated design is further enhanced with kali details and gota lappa lace on the borders. The outfit is finished with an orange hued dupatta with a stunning kiran lace edging for a classic impression!
This incandescent design is adorned with paisleys and delicate flowers which are embellished on a sangria hued canvas in a long line silhouette. Paired with a light and airy zari dupatta that comes alive with a delicate golden kiran fringe border and a meticulously draped jamawar gharara, this is a classic and timeless ensemble perfect for formal occasions.
The attire makes a statement for itself, so try to keep the makeup subtle in contrast. Sweep the eyelids with a little bit of glitter, keeping the mascara minimal and natural and lining the lower lid with kohl. Opt for monotone blush and lipstick, using the same shade to add colour to both features.
Pair this beautiful coloured jora with an equally stunning makeup look and heavy jewellery in shades of gold which compliments the rest of the outfit. Keep the brows bold and the rest of the face glowy and neutral. This will enhance the overall look without taking attention away from the rest of the ensemble.
Beautiful indigenous motifs are etched onto delicate worked choli in the breath-taking number. Bordered by traditional and intricate motifs, this is paired with a sooty lehenga with golden finishes and a delicate dupatta embroidered with traditional ornamentation. A bold and celestial design, this look merges tradition with modernity.
Go bold with this equally bold and striking number. Experiment with your eyes by drawing a black line on both the lower and upper lid. This will gave an elongating effect to your eyes. For the rest of the face, keep the contour sharp. The pulled back, sleek hairstyle will add fierceness to this look and make you standout.
A rhapsody of emerald green, burnt orange and gold, this is a beautiful flowy pishwas. It features intricately embroidered floral booties and big Mughal inspired motifs bloom against rich raw silk base with a stunning jamawar.
An intricate affair of delicate and textured scalloped neckline is the highlight of this outfit. Pictured in a beautiful tangerine palette, fine floral and patterned embroideries are contrasted in tea pink and blue hues, finished with a chatta pati border on a raw silk fabric. Layered with a two tonal and heavily embroidered dupatta, leaves a memorable impression.
Text by: Wallia Khairi l Brand: Razia Sultana l Production: Centaur One l Styling: Arbaqan Changezi Photography: Najam Mehmood
Models: Eesha Asad, Tehreem Gohar, Abeera Tanveer l Hair & Makeup: Syed Hussain l Jewellery: Beedazzled, Kundan Co.