Blend of subtle hues & shimmers

By Adeela Akmal
Tue, 10, 19

This week You! takes a look at the latest trends from the PFDC Bridal Week, held recently in Lahore...


You never want to look back on your wedding day and have regrets about what you wore, or worse, feel like your style didn’t stand the test of time. While you have room for experimentation with your look, there is something about the classics that draw you in each time, especially for the big day! The recently-held PFDC Bridal Week in Lahore showcased many designers who kept it subtle and traditional. In addition, this year L’Oreal Paris collaborated with SFK Studios to auction off a bridal to support ICARE’s ‘Beauty for a better life’ - a philanthropic educational programme which enables economic empowerment of women via grooming workshops and beauty training.

This week You! takes a look at the current trends for the upcoming wedding season coming straight from the runway...

Inspired from the ornate dandelion motifs to reinvent Eastern and Western couture by redefining the classics, FAS Design Studio’s collection ‘Parwana-e-Husan’ showcased delicate luxe fabrics with floral fiesta created with 3D fleurettes and micro-pleating. Ayeza Khan’s sleek hair and a soft satin finish base with bronze smokey eyes goes well with the heavily embellished lehenga choli.
‘Tales of Bijin’ by Mahgul is inspired by folklore where it is said that in a land east of the sun. Designed as clean and bold in equal measure, the ensemble plays on motifs and mixing of cultural elements with minimal embellished silhouettes. This is best styled with heavy kundan and pearl accessories and a dewy look with pinky nudes.
A matte finish foundation, well-defined brow, shimmery eyes and rosy lips will balance out a heavy dress; like it did for Saira Shakira’s ‘Kali - A Bloom’ which features couture pieces with intricate work of crystals, pearls, gotta and delicate sequin art in hues of pastels with a contrast of bright colours to lift the palette.
MNR Design Studio ‘Chahar Bagh’ roots its origin to the love for Islamic art and architecture. With heavily embellished Mughal-esque attire, black smokey eyes and nude lips keep the focus on the dress. With light contouring, the peachy blush makes a good choice for this season.
Zubia Zainab showcased her collection ‘Dare to Dream’ for women who are audaciously feminine while being ambitious and are not afraid to break barriers. It emphasises on outfits that are both feminine and also carry an edgy twist. The soft glam look - light contour, shimmery eyes with no liner, rosy pink lips, and lightly primp hair - fits perfectly with this look.
Accentuating Zara Abid’s dusky skin, the satin finish suits her well along with the simple smudged liner and bushy brows which brings out her eyes. As a tribute to the valiant Kashmiri People, Zara dons a Nickie Nina ensemble from ‘Gulabkaar’, which is a conglomeration of cultures that celebrate the regal beauty, dynamic colours with unparalleled grace.
Misha Lakhani’s ‘Pairidaeza’ celebrates freedom and versatility. Romantic, modern and nostalgic at the same time, the collection embodies a new voice of tradition and has something for everyone, be it an engagement, wedding or trousseau. Like for this peachy pink sari, the model keeps it simple with minimal jewellery, dewy makeup and a simple bun.
HSY’s ‘Empire’ for which the inspiration came from four empires: Ottoman, Mughal, French Polynesian, and Russian. Alizeh Gabol wears a classy formal which is impeccably paired with a classic black smokey eye.
Drawing from Kamiar Rokni’s Persian heritage, the collection ‘Golest n’ - Garden of Roses - explored the influence of Iran in sub-continental design, playing with diversity within femininity, from the modern to the classic, from softer to bolder expressions. Complementing this ensemble, Mushk Kaleem has an edgy makeover - thick wing tip eyeliner with a swatch of gold shadow paired with red glossy lips - and a traditional middle-parted bun with fresh red roses adding a unique touch.


Text: Adeela Akmal

Choreographer: Hira Shah

Hair & Makeup: N-Pro & N- Gents

Photography: Faisal Farooqui & Team Dragonfly