Karachi, May 07, 2016: Pakistan witnessed one of the most anticipated fashion shows, Bridal Couture Week – The Gold Edition. Day 2 of the three-day extravaganza showcased the latest bridal trends across the nation. The dynamic team at Hum Network managed the mega fashion event. As always Bridal Couture Week left its audience stunned with its majestic stage, uniquely set for a one of kind fashion show. Much like every year Bridal Couture Week showcases not only some of the biggest designers but also welcomes the aspiring designers with great talent both domestically and internationally.
The 2nd Day showcased a fantastic line up of designers starting with Bibi London and followed by Deepak n Fahad, Ayesha Ibrahim, Uzma Babar, Kuki Concepts, Tena Durrani, Fozia Hammad and the one and only Zainab Chotani. Bridal Couture Week known for its stars hosted an amazing line up of showstoppers; Hasan Rizvi added his mirch masla with dancey-opening while Hareem Farooq and Danish Taimori show stopped for Deepak n Fahad. Sumbul Iqbal glamourized the stage for Ayesha Ibrahim while Tipu Sharif and Mansha Pasha walked for Uzma Babar. Ahsan Khan, Naveen Waqar and Mommar Rana brought his super star persona for Kuki Concepts and Ayesha Omer show stopped for the beautiful Tena Durrani. Saim Ali, Ayesha Sana and Shahista Lodhi walked for Fozia Hammad. The star studded cast of Mah-e-Meer, Iman Ali, Fahad Mustafa and Aly Khan graced the ramp for Zainab Chotani.
Hair & make up was handled by the team at Nabilas and N-Gents while the choreography and event direction was beautifully executed by Ketan Bhatia and jewelry by Hamna Amir. The PR was handled by Hasan Rizvi from BodyBeat Events & PR as well as the PR department at Hum Network. The official photographers and videographers are Haris Usmani, Ahsan Qureshi, and Kashif Rashid.
Bridal Couture Week – The Gold Edition is co-sponsored by Nestle Everyday, associate sponsor TUC, refreshed by Pepsi Co., supporting sponsor Cake Rusk, fragrance partner J., transport partner Careem, Food Partner Pizza Hut, Make Up partner No Make Up by Nabilas and official radio partner FM106.2.
Bridal Couture Week is one the highest profile fashion events to hit the nation. BCW enjoys the privilege of hosting bridal weeks in both Karachi and Lahore every year. Sultana Siddiqui (President Hum Network) comments on BCW, “It has always been our core objective to highlight the positive attributes of Pakistan. With the participation of the fashion pioneers and so much immense talent platforms like BCW are the future.”
BIBI London: BIBI LONDON is London’s leading multi-brand store. Since its launch in 2012 BIBI LONDON has been regarded as a pioneer in the UK, celebrating and showcasing designers from India. At the 12th edition of Bridal Couture Week 2016, Bibi London will be featuring Tarun Tahiliani and Neeta Lulla.
Taajwardi by Deepak n Fahad: The crimson tone, the floral aura, the magical magnetism of the gold, the enchanting cuts reminiscent of the phenomenal past of ours, the designs created specifically to bring exquisite esteem in most exotic of the ways that did once befit the taaj adorned celebrities of the gone years to those who wear it today, make it a collection apart. Behold for “Taajwardi” brings you the taaj of the season itself.
Umsha by Uzma Babar: Uzma Babar’s collection titled “Durr-e-Shevar” is an ode to the last heir of the Imperial Ottoman throne. The Princess, her feminism, classic beauty and belief in serving humanity and uplifting women is the inspiration behind this collection. The collection is a blend of modern cuts and designs yet remaining loyal to cultural aesthetics. The color palette is focused on rich and royal color tones, such as midnight blue, plum, emerald and rubies. There is a subtle gold touch to the designs which gives the ensemble the finishing touch. “Durr-e-Shevar” comprises of beautiful shararas, ghararas and farshi ghararas based on luxe fabrics including silk net, french net, chantilly net and organza net with pure chiffons, masoori, heavy brocade, jamawar and raw silk for edging and finishing. The work and embellishments is primarily kora, dabka, nakshi and adorned with pearls and sequins.
Ayesha Ibrahim: Ayesha Ibrahim’s collection called “Jashn-e-Aroosi” which means wedding festive in the Persian language. The collection is a mix of long gowns, angrakhas, short shirts, tail gharara’s lots of princess cut lehenga’s. The collection is embellished with crystals Swarovski, zardozi, resham embroidery, French knots and ruby jewelry stones.The color palette varies from hues of beige, navy blues, maroons and lots of silver on various fabrics such as silk, tissue, cotton nets and Chantilly nets.“Jashan-e-Aroosi” is not a collection, it’s an experience. Usually a bride is wrapped in traditional colors, but our bride is different because she chooses unique rich patterns embellished in bold and soothing colors to make a style statement of her own.
Kuki Concepts: Zahid Khan’s collection pays tribute to the old-fashioned bride. The collection focuses mainly on vintage banarsi ensembles embellished with tilla work, chandi tilla, naqshi, dabka, chandi patti, bansarsi, resham and lots and lots of gota. The bridal collection will feature traditional jacket, shawls and laachas in a myriad of color.
Tena Durrani: This year’s collection, Mon Rêve, tells a tale of subtle romance and beauty. With delicate embroideries and fine craftsmanship, the collection exudes elegance and grace. Swarovski crystal detailing add the sparkling touches and exquisite shine we all dream of.
Goal by Fozia Hammad: Fozia believes that like all art forms, couture mirrors its creator. Hence, her collection is called “Self Portrait”. Playing with the palette of pastels, she employs chiffons and nets for the collection while her preferred embellishments remain the thread work and kora-dabka. Her fascination with pearls continues as well.
Daastan by Zainab Chotani: Zainab Chottani’s collection “Daastaan” is all about creating your perfect story. Stepping right back into her forte, this is a bridal and formal collection that will define every individual’s personality. Whether you are getting married, falling in love, or simply just feeling beautiful- this collection is here to define you. The ensembles will feature beautiful dreamy colors in shades of blue, white, and silver. This compilation will have head turning gowns, shararas, dhaka pajamas, bell bottoms and even the uber chic dhoti shalwar. Nonetheless, pairings and styling done to perfection with Zainab Chottani’s own unique touch.
The dates of the next BCW are 25th, 26th and 27th November 2016.