It’s that magical time of the year when love is in the air, and celebrations are in full swing and it calls for all of us to adorn ourselves in the most vibrant and celebratory attire. With wedding season just around the corner, it’s essential to have the right formal wear to look your best while attending these special occasions.
The latest collection by Razia Sultana ‘Maklava’, which consists of eight meticulously crafted designs are perfect for the upcoming shaadi events you plan to attend. From mayun to mehendi to barat and valima; this collection has you covered. Merging together a timeless love for traditional craftsmanship with immaculately painstaking detailing; the dresses are curated with ethereal and contemporary craftsmanship.
We’ve rounded up our favourite looks and how you can style and wear each of them perfectly for different events. Let’s take a look…
Featuring quintessential handwork and embroidery, this one is a sure head-turner. The front-open gown shirt is elegantly designed in a skin and beige colour palette, beautifully displayed on a rich cotton net fabric. To complete the look, it is paired with a classic, old-school jamawar gharara. Along with a stunning golden organza dupatta adorned with laces and stripe details on the pallus, adding a touch of timeless elegance to the entire ensemble.
A striking and unique ensemble with lustrous adda work and hand embellishments, all adorning a tie and dye Katan silk base. This piece is enhanced by a gota pattern that graces the entire fabric. The elegance of this design is beautifully reflected in the deep blue Indian raw-silk trousers. To complete the ensemble, a classic organza dupatta is included, adorned with a chatta pattern and gota finishes.
This beautiful outfit combines luxury and detailed craftsmanship. It has a fancy A-line shirt made from organza with intricate adda work on a bronze colour, especially on the neckline. It also comes with a cotton net dupatta along with raw-silk sharara pants. A perfect choice for a valima event.
This stunning dress features a gorgeous obsidian canvas with delicate hints of royal gold imagery scattered across a classic organza fabric. The beauty of this ensemble shines through in the crushed raw-silk sharara and a beautiful multi-tone organza dupatta with accent borders. This feminine design is the perfect choice for all your outdoor gatherings and soirées, adding a touch of classic sophistication to any occasion.
This stylish yet simple number will make the perfect choice for a mehendi event. It features a classic organza blouse in shades of grey, adorned with a chevron print. The highlight of the blouse is its puffy balloon sleeves, adding elegance to the design. The lower part of this ensemble consists of multi-hued flared pants made from tissue fabric with laces all over, creating a shimmering effect and completing the ensemble in style.
With its beautiful cream-coloured base adorned with tapestries of antique adda work and embroideries, this dress is from the dreams. It features a long-length silhouette crafted from exquisite cotton net fabric. The design is complemented by a stunning self jamawar shawl, featuring vintage-inspired accent borders in rich mahogany hues along with a straight-fit raw silk bottom which adds the final touch.
The bright yellow outfit is classic, simple yet stylish. The top is made of Katan silk and has beautiful embroidery in a sunflower colour. The chikankari border and laces on the raw-silk lehenga gives the look a traditional touch. Add the light net dupatta with two different shades, all eyes will be on you in this outfit.
This salmon and coral pink dress is adorned with handcrafted details which adds a sophisticated look. The daman is embossed with classical baroque motifs in dabka work in gold and bronze colours with the banarasi chiffon dupatta and raw-silk pants to complete the look. Wear this on a mehendi or baraat, you’re sure to get showered in compliments.
Text: Wallia Khairi Brand: Razia Sultana PR & Production: Centaur One Photographer: Najam Mahmood
Styling: Arbaqan Changezi Model: Alizeh Ali Makeup & Hair: Usman Style Artist