Tuesday, 19 May 2015

8 Style Lessons Sonakshi Sinha Taught us

Sonakshi Sinha has changed her image from our favourite girl-next-door (desi girl) to our favourite fierce fashionista. She keeps on pushing the envelope. She is our favourite bollywood dumsmasher, selfie queen and the queen of the most drastic style transformation. Not only has she given us serious inspo to be healthier but also more fashionable!








Maybelline New York’s Centennial Celebrations continue with “The Power of Expression” through the Decades.

Maybelline New York continues their 100 year celebrations of taking trends from the catwalk to the sidewalk in Pakistan with an intimate birthday event commemorating “The Power of Expression” through the decades on the 15th May 2015. This event follows the global trend setting brands’ presence as the official Makeup Partner at Fashion Pakistan Week in March/April of this year.
At the event and complementing what was earlier defined at Fashion Pakistan Week, the creative team of ‘N-pro by Nabila’ will be honoring Maybelline New York’s 10 decades of global beauty excellence by conceptualizing  10 unique looks drawing inspiration from specific eras, visualizing how beauty has evolved over the past 100 years.
Using Maybelline’s diverse range of coveted products, team N-pro by Nabila will be interpreting and defining trends from different eras, specifically: 1920’s – The Great Gatsby Era, 1930’s – The Daring Art Deco Era, 1940’s – The Woman at Work, 1950’s – Rolling Into the Diner, 1960’s – The Barbie Room, 1970’s – Studio 54 Showdown, 1980’s – Culture Club Cool, 1990’s – Making Internet Connection and 2000’s – #SocialMedia age. These looks were complemented by wardrobe from designers Nida Azwer, Saira Shakira and Natasha Kamal
“May 15th marked Maybelline’s 10 decades of non-stop beauty in the World. We are extremely excited to celebrate this milestone in Pakistan via visualization of The Power of Expression, a timeline showcasing how the concept of beauty has changed over the past 10 decades and how the basic concept of beauty remains the same as it was 10 decades back. Through this celebration, we also honor the journey the brand has been through after its creation by its founders Thomas and Maybel Williams in 1915” said Moazzam Ali Khan, General Manager CPD Division of L’Oréal Pakistan (parent company of Maybelline).

PAKISTANI TV ACTRESS MAWRA HOCANE TO MAKE HER BOLLYWOOD DEBUT

Popular and bubbly Pakistani VJ-turned-model-turned-TV actress Mawra Hocane, is all set to embark on her debut Bollywood film in India with some of the movie’s songs to be shot amid the bucolic landscape ofCape Town, South Africa.
The 22-year-old self-confessed “social-media fanatic”famous in TV drama serials such as ‘Ahista Ahista’ and ‘Main Bushra’ among others, has already left for Mumbai and Cape Town for the as-yet undisclosed project.
On a well-publicized morning show Mawra exclaimed innocently that she was in love with Bollywood heart-throbRanbir Kapoor who himself tweeted back praising her beauty and talent adding that he was looking forward to meeting her.
In the same interview Mawra implored her fans to continue to remain kind and generous towards her as always when it comes to their love and appreciation for her. With this down-to-earth and relatability it’s little wonder that at such a young and tender ageMawra has amassed such a huge fan base..
With her ongoing luck and love of her fans, could it be that Mawra’s debut Bollywood film will co-star her heart-throb? Time will tell…

Mohib Mirza to play Pakistani taxi driver ‘Vicky’ in Mauritius based feature film Bachaana

Award-winning actor Mohib Mirza is set to hit silver-screens across Pakistan and India as ‘Vicky’ in Nasir Khan’s romantic thriller, Bachaana in a brand new avatar. The character of Vicky is a departure from the actor’s previous work, having garnered significant acclaim for his comedic and action oriented roles in the past.

Mohib Mirza has said:
Media Punch: “Working on an Indo/Pak themed script like Baachana has been an incredible experience. The time has come to translate our small screen successes to the silver screen”.
On the Film: “Bachaana is everything that a pure commercial romantic comedy film is meant to be. It’s got entertaining comedy, nail-biting crises and heart- touching romance for the audience to stay gripped. Topped with the scenic landscape and beautiful beaches of Mauritius, Bachaana delivers a larger-than-life cinematic entertainment that my viewers have eagerly been waiting for.”
On the Role: “The character I play in Bachaana has been the most entertaining one in my career so far. It was beautiful driving through the exotic island. Acting and being shot in such an environment certainly excited me. But apart from all the fun and performance, the role also demanded strenuous prepping. I underwent physical training and practiced sprinting before the shoot started. I worked with the team for weeks together in finalizing the character’s look, hairstyle, accent, gestures, wardrobe and the minutest of details that would give life to it. It was heartening to see the team enjoy my spontaneity and improvisations for the role.”
On the Project: “From its central idea to scripting, dialogues to screenplay, locations to direction and casting to acting; Bachaana was nothing short of being an absolutely grand and immensely professional project. It is very seldom that you see the energy and synchronicity across the team as we all had. Everyone came very well prepared on the set; script was rehearsed, we barely needed prompting and the shoot flew superbly smooth. Despite being shot beyond borders of India and Pakistan in Mauritius, a joint crew from both the countries seamlessly wrapped the project within the exact committed time.”
Bachaana is the first feature film of Nasir Khan as a director, who has gained prominence for his work presented at the Mumbai International Film Festival for his documentary Made in Pakistan. With cast and crew from both Pakistan and India, making acquaintance with each other for the first time on the set, the film has truly captures cross-boundary relations on and off screen. Filmed in Mauritius, the production team conducted the largest talent hunt to find actors in the neutral landscape. With eye-catching scenery, music composed by top Pakistani talent, and a new-take on Indo-Pak relations, the movie is set to cause a stir.
Bachaana is a journey of a sweet and bubbly Indian girl, Aalia, played by Sanam Saeed, who undergoes a series of unfortunate events and is forced to place her faith in a man she hardly knows. That man, Vicky (Mohib Mirza) is a Pakistani driving a taxi in Mauritius. Bachaana follows the couple’s adventurous journey of love.
Produced by Rizwan Saeed, well-known locally and internationally for his technical achievements in film production, Bachaana is one of the most technologically shot films in Pakistan and India.

The Cruise - Designer - Faraz Manan - FPW 2015


The Cruise - Designer - Faraz Manan - FPW 2015


The Cruise - Designer - Faraz Manan - FPW 2015


Faraz Manan - Designer - Collection - Telenor Bridal Couture Week 2015


Ayesha Hasan - Designer - Pakistan Fashion Week 2012


Ayesha Hasan - Model - Fashion Pakistan Week 2012


Anma Aqeel - Fashion Week Pakistan 2014 - Model


Anma Aqeel - Model


Adnan Pardesy - Designer Collection Fashion Week Pakistan 2014


Sanam Chaudhary - Model


Thursday, 14 May 2015

Fawad Khan and Sidharth Malhotra bond like brothers


Mirror (February 12) was the first to report that Shakun Batra has cast Sidharth Malhotra, Fawad Khan and Alia Bhatt in his family drama ‘Kapoor and Sons’. The film went on floors yesterday at a suburban studio. On day one there was not much action, except for a few light-hearted sequences, but plenty of interaction as the cast and crew got to know each other.”While Alia and Sid started their careers together and have been dating for the last few months, Fawad is new to the set-up and Bollywood in general, this being only his second film after ‘Khubsoorat’. But Sid and he bonded like long-lost friends after they faced the camera for the first scene,” says a source from the unit adding that Alia even praised Fawad on his performance in his Bollywood debut.’Incidentally, the two play brothers who fancy Alia in the emotional drama.The trio will shoot together during the Mumbai schedule after which the film moves to the scenic hillstation of Conoor in the South where a major chunk of the film will be shot,” the source concluded.

HSY’s critically acclaimed ‘INK’ prêt a porter collection available for retail as of May 15 2015!

 Following the celebrated showcase of the INK collection by HSY at PSFW in Lahore and FPW Qatar, the much anticipated luxury/prêt collection will be available for retail as separates at HSY’s Gulberg Galleria Store in Lahore from 15th May 2015 at a price range starting from PKR 6,500/-.Inspirationally, the INK collection represents the essence of Langkawi, Indonesia, Nagasaki, and Yunnan with natural and indigenous yarns, hand-woven to perfection. Representing the traditional dyeing techniques of Shibori from Nagasaki, Batik from Indonesia, and Gara from Sierra Leone, the collection is infused with shades of mackintosh, saffron, aubergine, eggshell, rosette, indigo and ochre. Created with the long summer of the sub continental in mind, INK channels versatile hemlines to suit a multi-generational diversity of men and women alike.

Vanessa Hudgens kept Selena Gomez calm at Met Gala

Close pals Vanessa Hudgens and Selena Gomez held on to each other tight at the Met Gala as the former kept her best friend calm around ex Justin Bieber.
“It helped that Vanessa and Lily (Collins) were there to keep Selena in check. They were like her cheerleaders and just stuck with her the entire night. They weren’t about to let Selena lose her cool with Justin or act too googly eyes with him,” a source was quoted as saying by Hollywoodlife.com.
Reports have revealed that Gomez has initially planned to avoid Bieber completely, but at the crowded event in New York… there was no escaping the Baby hitmaker. Other insiders however, are now claiming the whole thing was a tactic by Gomez.
“Justin played right into her aloofness, which made him want her even more. It was perfect because  this is exactly what she wanted,” another source told Hollywoodlife. “She loved all the compliments from Justin. She felt like she was on cloud nine with all of the attention. She promised herself and her friends that she would play it cool with him, and it worked,” the source added.

PAKISTANI DESIGNER AFSHEEN MEHBOOB TO PARTICIPATE AT ‘RAWAJ 2015 SHINE BRIGHT LIKE A DIAMOND’ FASHION SHOW IN SAN ANTONIO TEXAS.

Internationally recognized Pakistani fashion designer Afsheen Mehmood, renowned for her cosmopolitan well-travelled Luxury Prêt, Prêt, and Bridal wear is all geared up to participate at the ‘Rawaj 2015: Shine Bright Like A Diamond’  Fashion Extravaganzain San Antonio, Texas on May 17,2015.
‘Ravaj’ is an annual fashion show and exhibition which takes place at myriad large urban cities across the United States, highlighting and providing a commercial platform for the creativity of fashion designers from the subcontinent including Pakistan.
Rawaj Fashion Extravaganza’s 3rd Annual Fashion show to benefit the Children’s Shelter of San Antonio will take place at the Omni Hotel on Colonnade Blvd, San Antonio, Texas and is organized by Ayesha Zaheer and co-hosted by Habiba Rajpari and Rosemary Hammoudeh with the fashion show being choreographed by Meet Vahbeez.
The capsule collection Afsheen has created for Ravaj 2015 is called  ‘Midas’ and promises to dazzle with it glittering gold accents, sophisticated silhouettes, subtle  colours and sumptuous fabric choices. This is the second time that Afsheen, who began her fashion designing career in 2010 has participated at Rawaj, the first time being 2013. Her label is hugely popular and sells well in Chicago, Houston, Dallas Atlanta and San Antonio as well as Karachi, Lahore and Faisalabad, selling at Fashion Central in Lahore and Heritage Fashion House in Faisalabad respectively.
Apart from being popular amongst the Asian diaspora in the United States, Afsheen is also a favourite among Pakistan’s entertainment industry and has dressed TV hosts sanam jung and Sanam baloch  for their morning shows as well as actress Mawra Hocane for the drama serial ‘Maryam’ on GEO Entertainment. This past Mother’s Day Afsheen also dressed TV host and actress Sanam Baloch for the ‘Mothers’ Day Special’ on ARY News.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s comeback Jazbaa to be unveiled in two days at the Cannes

With a special trailer of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s comeback Jazbaa to be unveiled in two days at the Cannes Film Festival, back home, the film’s team is working at a furious pace to complete the VFX and SFX in time. Director Sanjay Gupta is leaving no stone unturned to make sure the trailer — which has been specifically created for the Variety UN event at Cannes — lives up to the expectation of fans.
What that has translated into, is long working hours for Sanjay and his team. They’ve been working through the night to ensure the trailer is perfect. Sanjay, when contacted, confirmed, “Yes we are putting in extra hours. The film has a very specialised and unique look and it takes time to get it right.”

Kim Kardashian West launches Brazilian clothing range

Kim Kardashian West launched her new Brazilian fashion line in Sao Paulo. The 34-year-old star was in Sao Paulo, Brazil at the official launch of her C&A branded range.
Kim’s intention was to make a line that flatters all women and makes the most of curves, something South American women are famous for.
Speaking at the event – at which she unveiled the range – she said: “I wanted to show the Brazilian woman and her curves.”
The range of elastic wear Kim insists is able to “adapt to any body type.”
peaking at the event – at which she unveiled the range – she said: “I wanted to show the Brazilian woman and her curves.”
The range of elastic wear Kim insists is able to “adapt to any body type.”
She added: “Back in the States we have different opinions, different styles, and this was all me, so I could do whatever I wanted. I just went with everything I felt that I would really wear.”
The ‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians’ star said: “Lately I haven’t been using so many patterns. So I wanted something that was not so bright in colours. There is black and white and I thought it was really cool.”The collection includes knee-length skirts, dresses, sandals and crop tops for women with fuller figures.
Items are being sold from as little as $9 up to $65 only in C&A stores in Brazil

Katrina Kaif arrives in style for Cannes red carpet debut

Bollywood actress Katrina Kaif made her grand debut at the 68th international film festival, Cannes, on Wednesday evening. This may have been her first red carpet appearance at the festival, but she owned the carpet like a pro.
Katrina, who is the newest brand ambassador for beauty brand L’Oreal Paris, strutted down the Cannes carpet looking gorgeous in an Oscar De La Renta ensemble. She wore minimal jewellery, a diamond bracelet and drop earrings that went beautifully with her fiery red hair.
The actress made her Twitter debut early this month to document her time at the film festival with pictures. Katrina gave her fans the privilege of seeing her look first, with a tweet that read: Exclusive sneak peek for my lovely fans!
Sonam Kapoor and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan will soon join the Bollywood star in the days to come. Kat will make her second appearance today, May 14.

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Jaguar - Sukh-E Muzical Doctorz Feat Bohiama




Artist: Sukh-E Muzical Doctorz ft. BOHEMIA the punjabi rapper 

Track: Jaguar (Official Video HD) 
Lyrics: Jaani 
Music: Muzical Doctorz 

Mixing fashion with beauty

KARACHI: It seems that the local fashion fraternity is abreast of the shades that are set to trend this sweltering summer. Acknowledging that a change of hair colour is one of the most refreshing ways you can revamp your look this season, L’Oréal Paris Excellence Crème has teamed up with couturier Nomi Ansari to introduce their Gemstone collection. The colour range, which is the first collaborative effort of the brand’s ‘Ambassador of Fashion’ platform, was showcased at a brunch at Café Verde on May 10.
The collaboration took place earlier this January, with Saba Ansari of Sabs Salon, model Amna Baber and photographer Nadir Feroz Khan among those who were on board with the project.  The television commercial for the campaign features Nomi creating a look on Amna with one of the latest shades.
The collection offers three shades that are inspired by the Andalusite gemstone, according to a press release. Created by mixing cool and warm pigments, the brand has created the shades, golden chestnut brown, golden light brown and chocolate brown, in collaboration with Nomi as part of its efforts to promote Pakistani fashion. “The brand showcases a colour palette with the vision of achieving the perfect hair colour. The collection is tilted towards browns,” Nomi tells The Express Tribune.
Shahzain Hafeez, junior product manager at L’Oréal Paris, claimed, “No other fashion brand or its associates have done this in a while.” On why Nomi was chosen for the collaboration, he said, “Why not him? He is the king of colours and he was the natural fit for this campaign.” According to the press release, Moazzam Ali Khan, general manager of the consumer products’ division at L’Oréal Pakistan, said, “As Nomi is renowned for his use of dynamic colours, he was a natural partner to collaborate with on the new Gemstone collection.”
Amna Babar, who is the face of the campaign, said, “When I did this shoot, I didn’t know it would be such a big success. It was my first shoot with them and I really enjoyed it. I loved the hair colours presented by them. The golden brown shade really suits me.”
The launch was attended by fashion heavyweights, celebrities and media personalities. It also showcased models sporting bespoke designs for the campaign. Speaking about the launch of the Ambassador of Fashion platform, Moazzam stated, “With our association with Nomi, we seek to further enhance the relationship between fashion and beauty.” Nomi added, “This platform is a remarkable way of blending fashion and beauty. We came up with three looks, which are sensual and elegant, to complement the collection.”

People feel modelling isn't a respectable profession: Freiha Altaf

KARACHI: When you talk to her, you realize that Frieha Altaf has seen it all. She started out at a time when the Pakistani fashion industry was still in its infancy, and modelling was not considered a respectable profession for women. In an exclusive interview with The Express Tribune, Frieha talks about her journey in the world of modelling and fashion. 
Frieha described how she was introduced to the world of modelling by Saira Irshad of Herald magazine, who first spotted her at an art exhibition at Sheraton in September 1986. She did her first cover forFashion Collection with Asif Reza, and there was no turning back from that point on. Saira’s encouragement prompted Frieha to accept an assignment with model Atiya Khan and photographer Rooha Ghaznavi.
She recalls the restrictions on fashion shows during Zia’s time with a laugh, “You did fashion shows covered up or camouflaged as cultural events. The public and media would be told we were only walking the ramp for charity.”
1986 was a very special year for Frieha. “Mahnaz Rabbani of Gul Ahmed forced me into a fashion show. It was here for the first time I met Tariq Amin, and we became good friends. Then in October, we travelled to the Gulf region with Maheen Khan for the Sharjah Cup.”
She added, “My modelling career started to pick up from that point on. I flew to Hong Kong to star in Junoon’s instrumental video Heer for MTV International, and later did some assignments from Gul Ahmed. I became a muse for Maheen Khan and Sana Safinaz and became Sehyr Saigol’s favourite model. They gave me a chance to work with names such as Rizwan Beyg, Noorjehan Bilgrami and Shameel Ansari.”
She also recalled her relationship with other models. “Simi Shoro, Nina Dubash and Anisa Rashid Khan were all very active at the time. Most of them diversified into other fields. Nabila entered the field as a model, but later she and Tariq Amin began experimenting with hair-styling and make-up. I kept myself exclusively to modelling, only moving to PTV dramas and plays after I had become a successful model.”
Frieha also told The Express Tribune about her acting stints. “I played Khurr for a Haseena Moin play. It was interesting, but I didn’t care much for being paired up with Shakeel. Later, I did Rosie which is still remembered very fondly, and that was the start of a great friendship with Moin Akhtar.”
The former model was very candid about the stigmas attached to the field. “There has always been a feeling that modelling is not for ‘respectable’ girls. I was the first model for Sunsilk in Pakistan, but my face was not shown clearly on the billboards. People used to have a sick mentality. Girls were asked to avoid the field to protect their reputation and ‘because you have to get married’.”
She confessed she too was a victim of this mentality. “I got engaged in 1988 and was forbidden to model, so I had to give it up. Giving up on my dream wasn’t easy but I did it for the sake of my family. My marriage only lasted ten months, and I re-entered the field not long after. I had no choice – I had to earn a living!”
In 1993, Frieha quit modelling and started Cats agency in 1993 with Aliya Zaidi and Rehan Ali Khan, through which she has successfully launched as many as 80 models through its contacts in advertising agencies. “I launched Iffat Omar and Kiran (Tahira Syed’s daughter) in Lahore and Seemi Pasha and Sadaf Malaterre in Karachi, as well as Vinny and ZQ. HSY tried his hand at modeling but I told him, please do something else, and then later he decided to become a designer.”
She added, “The best part of it was I was roaming around Pakistan, I used to pick and choose girls and boys for modeling campaigns. I would visit photoshoots, to Pasni, Kalash and Moen jo Daro and Thar, and now it all happens in a studio.”
She explained that things changed in 2002, when she decided to be more pro-active. “Previously, advertising agencies would contact me for models. But I realized that I needed to launch some new models on my own. Natasha Hussain was the first, and Khawar Riaz brought me Nomi Qamar and Farooq Manan. Athar Shahzad introduced me to Imaan Ali. Times have changed.”
In 2007, Frieha partnered with Veet for the Veet Model Hunt which helped to further propel the modelling industry. This partnership has helped to launch models such as Neha, Saima Azhar and Areeba Habib. Frieha remains committed to her quest to bring more “tall beautiful girls in this field”.

Priyanka Chopra wows in trailer of upcoming American TV show Quantico

The trailer for upcoming American television show Quantico seems to promise an explosive US debut for Bollywood actor Priyanka Chopra.
Starring as the lead character, the freshly recruited Agent Alex Weaver, the trailer shows Chopra in the middle of a collapsed structure before cutting to a flash back of how she flew to FBI’s training base Quantico.
While on the plane, she befriends a man, only to discover six hours later that he is one of her batch mates at the recruitment centre.
However, a major plot twist given away in the trailer shows how during training she is suspected of masterminding one of the biggest attacks on New York city after 9/11.
Priyanka will star along side Jake McLaughlin, Dougray Scott and Aunjanue Ellis, Tate Ellington, Graham Rogers, Johanna Braddy and Yasmine Al Massri in the show.
The release dates of the show is yet to be announced.

Google’s self-driving cars involved in 11 accidents

ZURICH: Internet search company Google Inc’s self-driving cars have been involved in 11 accidents, but have not been the cause of any, over the last six years since the project began, the program’s director said on Monday.
A team of drivers that is testing the fleet of more than 20 vehicles have driven 1.7 million miles so far.
“…Not once was the self-driving car the cause of the accident,” Chris Urmson said in a post on technology news website Backchannel’s blog Medium. (bit.ly/1GZciuW) No one was injured in the accidents, Urmson added.
“If you spend enough time on the road, accidents will happen whether you’re in a car or a self-driving car.”
The cars had been hit from behind seven times, mainly at traffic lights, with a majority of the accidents being on city streets rather than on freeways.
“We’ll continue to drive thousands of miles so we can all better understand the all-too common incidents that cause many of us to dislike day-to-day driving  –  and we’ll continue to work hard on developing a self-driving car that can shoulder this burden for us,” Urmson said.

50 cent blamed for stealing jewellery worth $250,000

Rapper 50 Cent and his entourage have been accused of stealing a Rolex and neck chain worth $250,000 from a jeweler during the Mayweather v Pacquiao fight weekend in Vegas.
Robert Marin, owner of LAX Jewelry which specializes in diamond-studded bling worn by rappers, says he was in Vegas in order to sell the watch and chain to 50 Cent – real name Curtis Jackson.
Mr Marin says he partied with Jackson before being invited to look at Floyd Mayweather’s gym, where he says he was pistol-whipped by two of Jackson’s security and the items were taken.
According to TMZ, Mr Marin claims to have met with Jackson at Drai’s nightclub in The Cromwell hotel on Friday night, after the rapper had performed there.
The jeweler says he partied with Jackson and his people into the early hours of Saturday morning, before he was invited to see Floyd Mayweather’s private gym ahead of the fight that night.

Once upon a time, THOR worked at a local pharmacy

Los Angeles:
‘Thor’ fame actor Chris Hemsworth says he had to ‘clean breast pumps’ to pay the bills before he became famous.
“I worked for a pharmacy that would rent out milk extractors, you know breast pumps, for pregnant women. I swear to god I had a toothbrush and a spray, and I would scrub dried milk off the machines,” Hemsworth told website Collider, reports aceshowbiz.com.
The 31-year-old is currently filming “The Huntsman”, which is set to release in 2016.
Chris Hemsworth is an Australian actor,  best known for his roles as Kim Hyde in the Australian TV series Home and Away and as Thor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films Thor, The Avengers, Thor: The Dark World and Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Monday, 11 May 2015

Mercedes- Benz Pakistan Fashion Week 2015 In Doha Qatar

RAHAT MANSOOR TO HOST 2nd MERCEDES-BENZ PAKISTAN FASHION WEEK IN DOHA
DOHA April 15, 2015: Doha’s most prominent community member, Rahat Mansoor is proud to announce the dates of the “Mercedes-Benz Pakistan Fashion Week” to take place from 30th April to 01st May 2015 in Doha Marriott Hotel. The two days fashion event is the biggest fashion platform vows to become the most sought-after and talked about fashion event in the country, where Pakistan’s top Designers will showcase latest bridal, Prét, Lawn, semi formal & formal collections on ramp with Pakistan’s & International top models will walk the ramp with Pakistan’s latest designer’s fashion line and turning this event to the most glamorous night.
In this edition of PFWDOHA more than 20 upcoming and top fashion designers including Deepak Perwani, HSY, Ali Zeeshan & Emraan Rajput etc from Pakistan will be presenting their skills on the catwalk. Imran Kureishi will continue choreographing the show.
PFW Doha 2015 will also feature Red Carpet on both days where Pakistan’s top celebrities Imran Abbas Naqvi, Ayesha Khan, Hamza Ali Abbasi will be greeted by media and huge fans base in Qatar. The Event will be attended by number of Diplomats, top Qatari Businessman/women & VIP’s from different communities.
Pakistan Fashion Week Doha is introducing a new concept where all the participating designers’ collections will be available for purchase from Pakistan Fashion Week Doha official Exhibiting outlets PFWD exhibition will start from 02nd May until 4th May 2015. All our designers will be showcasing Designer’s Lawn & Fabric; Designer’s Prét & Ready-to-wears Eid Collection will be on sale at Bombay Silk Center at Salwa Road and PH Designs at Barwa Village.
Ishtiaq Afzal , Maria Rao, Ghazo Collections, Samina Shahjani, High Street by Saima Asim, Madiha Gohar, Noman & Bhiya, Tasneem Sadaf, Fashion Factory by Amna Farhan, Iqra by Iqra Saqib, Riwaj by Pink, Ph Design, D&F by Deepak & Fahad are the designer participating in Pakistan Fashion Week Doha 2014.
Mercedes-Benz Pakistan Fashion Week is powered by ChenOne & Mytrip , Glam & Glitz, Trinity, City Exchange among other sponsors. Hum Network, Hum Sitaray & Hum Mena as our Official Media Partners
Held twice a year, PFW Doha has now become the most eagerly awaited event of the fashion industry in Qatar, and has continued to exceed expectations with each passing show. With the objectives to promote Pakistani fashion line to the rich international, Qatari community residing in one of the richest county in the world; and vice versa for the Designers to enjoy the exposure of Qatar’s untapped market” said Mrs. Rahat Mansoor, CEO and the Chief organizer of Pakistan Fashion Week Doha.
Official Hash-tag of PFWD is #PFWDOHA

Telenor Bridal Couture Week 2015 - Designer List - A Read Little


DAY 1:
KUKI CONCEPTS
zahid khan
Name of the collection: Parisa.
Theme of collection: Dreamy n mystical.
Kuki Concepts’ latest collection Parisa is a tribute to the bride, and traditions, customs and values of the east. Inspired by the dreams and myths of the legends, Parisa is sure to receive appreciation from the audiences and critics.
ALI XEESHAN
ali xeeshan
Name of the collection: Dastaan —  an incomplete love story
Inspired by the iconic movie “Mugal-e-Azam”, Ali Xeeshan’s Luxe bridal collection will take the audience back in time to the Mughal Empire of the legendary Anarkali. Palette, cuts, silhouettes, fabrics and rich embellishments used in this collection all pay tribute to the golden era of the Mughal Empire. 
FOZIA HAMMAD
goal by fauzia hammad
Name of the collection: Laila-e-Lahore
Theme: Lahore
Fozia Hammad’s collection testifies that Lahore is a city that creates loyalties. Laila-e-Lahore is primarily a tribute to the city that has shaped her aesthetics. It is the mood of the millennium-old-metropolis that the collection represents wherein Lahore itself comes across as one big motif. This artistic endeavour by Fozia underlines a simple belief: New York is enormous, London is convenient and Paris is beautiful…but…Lahore is Lahore.
TENA DURRANI
tena durrani
Name of the collection: Perenia Progressive
Theme: A Bride for Every Season
Tena Durrani’s collection at TBCW is a tribute to the contemporary bride, a progressive woman who has a very particular sense of style. With an identity that is deeply rooted in timeless, classic traditions, Tena Durrani’s bridal collection falls within the realms of a bride for all seasons. A beautiful bride, as they say, is a happy bride. It’s a confidence and glow that radiates from within, with the knowledge that on the most awaited day of her life, she is looking her graceful best and this is the cornerstone of Tena Durrani’s approach to creating bespoke bridal outfits. Perenia Progressive collection uses traditional crafts likekamdani and French knots and employs new techniques to weave outfits in pastels and rich colours, that leave us with a truly unique, yet eternal bridal collection.
MARIA B
maria b
Collection Name: La Roseraie (The Rose Garden)
Maria B’s Rose Garden is a dreamy, feminine collection set in 18th century France. The European cuts, embroideries and palette all have a nostalgic and vintage feel…. yet the collection is current in its silhouette and designed for the modern bride.
ZIGGI MENSWEAR
ziggy mens wear
Collection Name: Musafir
Ziggi Menswear, the first ever UK brand to participate in the Bridal Couture Week, will showcase their 2015 collection, Musafir, an amalgamation of traditional embroidery methods such as beads, zardosi, dabka, kora, arri work, pita work, velvet appliqués and the best of traditional English tailoring. Inspired by our culture, heritage and architecture, Musafir is heavily influenced by the euphoria of ancient mysticism. The palette used is maroon, gold, sand and a hint of blue. The collection is completed using Ziggi Menswear’s signature regal fabrics – brocades, Tanchoi silks, raw silks and velvet. The collection gives the wearer a well-fitted and structured enhanced look, exuding grace and confidence.
MEHZABEEN COLLECTION
Collection Name: Gulnari
Ziggi Menswear’s sister concern, Mehzabeen, will be showcasing Gulnari collection which is all about grace and elegance. Gulanari embodies the essence of a traditional bride, heritage and the old world’s charm in each individual piece. All the pieces are predominately red with a hint of turquoise, purples, pink and green. Embroidery is well-balanced throughout the capsule collection which consists of farshi ghararas, lehngas,long trail gowns, A-line dresses made from chiffons, organza, velvets, brocade and Indian jamavar silks which fall with grace, and elegance.
FARAZ MANAN
faraz manan
Each season FARAZ MANAN brings the world to our feet with his creations and the story behind each piece. Through his extensive travels, he takes inspiration from architecture, interiors, culture and various peoples for his collections. From Lyallpur to Istanbul to Shanghai, FARAZ MANAN has transported us everywhere and now does a full circle, taking us back to our roots, to our culturally enriched city, Lahore. This collection is a tribute to Lahore and what it entails — culture, tradition, festivities, heritage and hospitality.
Contemporary yet eastern, this couture collection is particularly designed focusing on the festive wedding season. In sync with the vibrant life of Lahore, there are vivid colours in this collection. The palette contains coral, shades of red, gold and black, featuring diversity in bespoke designs, and variations in shirts, jackets, saris and bridals.
Lifestyle being an inspiration to FARAZ MANAN, what’s more fitting than sealing the year with what is closest to his heart, Lahore!

DAY 2:
AMMAR SHAHID
ammar shahid
Collection Name: SALVATION
“For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life”
UMSHA BY UZMA BABER
uzma baber
Collection Name: Shehnai
Showcasing at TBCW 2014, Umsha’s name will once again be on the forefront of couture with its newest collection, Shehnai. Umsha’s TBCW collection consists of shararas, ghararas, farshi ghararas andmenswear, including sherwanis and kurtas.
HINA BUTT
hina butt
Theme of collection: Persian Culture
Hina Butt’s TBCW collection is inspired by Persian culture, especially Persian carpets, which undoubtedly are a true reflection of Persian culture. In this collection motifs, colour and patterns used in Persian carpets have been modernized and combined with contemporary cuts and a chic look, making it wearable for the modern-day bride.
 SAIRA RIZWAN:
saira rizwan
Collection Name: Shalimar
Paying homage to the Mughal City of Gardens, Saira Rizwan’s Shalimar collection uses a diverse range of fusion silhouettes and cuts, incorporating both traditional and contemporary designs. The collection draws inspiration from eras past, highlighting the galore of ancient times. The palette of the entire collection comprises dark hues and pastels tones, with distinguished gold to complement the entire range. Each ensemble is an amalgamation of intricate and meticulously detailed work using gold tilla, heavy pearls and Swarovski embellishment. The collection also incorporates screen-printing that is done in-house. The collection comprises 16 bridal and formal designs for women and six menswear designs incorporatingkurtas and shalwar kameez.
FAHAD HUSSAYN:
fahad hussayn
Collection Name: Nautanki Rani
Nautanki Rani is a short play to pay homage to the performing arts. Traditional revivalist Fahad Hussayn Couture in association with Mehreen Jillani and Learning Alliance School system is all set to showcase his collection in a never-seen-before runway presentation.  Nautanki Rani has been written and conceived by Mehreen Jillani, the music is an original composition by Hassan Mohiuddin and is narrated by the legendary Naheed Siddiqui.
The story is a fairytale derived from folklore set in pre-dated Multan and Derawar Fort. The key elements of the collection include influences from Multani architecture, local craft techniques and colonial influences. The collection comprises a wide array of hand-crafted embroideries including vintage tilla, thread work, sucha gota and other local hand-embroidery details, and  also features signature Fahad Hussayn PRINT MUSEUM couture prints in a vibrant blend with couture embroideries and embellishments that are hand-stitched to perfection. The collection carries a wide range of delicately crafted couture wedding wear for both men and women.
AISHA IMRAN
aisha imran
Collection Name: SOUVENIR
Aisha Imran’s Souvenir collection brings to the ramp memorable statement pieces and the glory of the ancient bride. The collection features traditional style of work, highlighted with ruby, emerald and pearl ornamentation. The gold tone in her work is constant and her signature style.
HAJRA HAYAT
hajra hayat
Collection Name: Empress
Inspired by the rich and opulent lifestyle of the Mughal Empire, Hajra Hayat’s TBCW collection incorporates woven silks, sheer tissues and royal velvet fabrics. The use of gold zardozi and crystal embellishments enhance the beautiful cuts of “Empress”, while floor-length gowns and farshi shararas are the main highlight of her timeless collection. In her TBCW 2014 collection, the shorter mid-lengths make a come-back with the ever popular churidaars.

DAY 3:
MINI BINDRA:
 mini bindra
Collection Name: Rubaaiyat-e-khayyam
 Designer Mini Bindra’s luxurious collection titled Rubaaiyat-e-Khayyam is an ode to famous poet Omar Khayyam’s Rubaaiyat, which is a collection of short poems on love. Hence, the couture line too is an amalgamation of short sub-collections of beautiful fabrics fused with her modern design sensibilities. She presents a contemporary take on traditional silhouettes with fitted bodices paired with voluminousgharara pants as well as draped dhoti ensembles, enhanced with Persian motifs beautifully ornamented with pearls throughout the collection.
The intricate embroideries highlight the palette in muted shades of cream, beige, black and gold with the occasional use of Persian red.
SAI BY SAHAR ATIF:
sahar atif
Collection Name: The Sultanate
Sahar Atif unveils The Sultanate – a collection that brings exquisite embroidery with the drama of couture. The centuries’ old legacy of Islamic art, architecture and crafts is translated into the finest examples of elegant ensembles. The Sultanate is an amalgamation of purity of white-on-white juxtaposed against the modernity of Saai’s signature silhouettes. Saai’s creative techniques reinterpret intricately crafted textures through various forms of embroidery, giving each ensemble the essence of being a masterpiece. The use of motifs, floral, paisley and geometrics of the Islamic jaalis are dominant in this collection. Even though the unparalleled beauty of velvet as a base fabric is regal, a play on layering of organza adds to the grandeur of the collection.
SAMREEN VANCE
samreen vance
Samreen Vance House of Jewels offers you REET, an impeccable blend of traditional decency and modern sensuality. REET will add an exciting new world of intelligent fashioned collection in your own jewellery box.
The inspiration of REET is the extraordinary jewels of the Mughal Raj and the Persian Sultanate. It revives our historical tradition of passing down an heirloom to the bride. Providing an elegant fusion of cultural legacy, nobility and memories, it offers glowing enamels with an intriguing matrix to accent the bride’s loveliness. Samreen Vance’s TBCW 2014 collection is wonderfully versatile, bringing a fine designer collection of gold-plated and sterling silver jewellery to match the wearer’s beauty and taste.
For the traditional bride, this spring there’s a whirl of festive colour in the captivating collection by Samreen Vance. The superb designs in her precious jewels add a touch of glory and royalty to the bridal dress. Majestically crafted and set to perfection, it is designed to elevate natural splendour.
ASIFA & NABEEL:
asifa and nabeel
Name of the collection – KLAH
KLAH is all about needle artistry, influenced by the majestically sublime Islamic Art (the art of various rich cultures). The designs partly draw inspiration from the mesmerizing creativity of Alhambra Palace in Spain, considered one of the most classical artworks in Islamic history, which is being highlighted through elements of Persian Shahi Tabriz.
Asifa&Nabeel designed KLAH keeping in mind the magnificent signature approach of the label, with the trendiest of contemporary yet traditional styles to give an exquisite bridal look this season.
MUNIB NAWAZ
munib nawaz
Munib Nawaz’s TBCW collection, Paradise Express is a tribute to a journey, a destination and the medium through which our belief in love is attained. This collection embeds itself in the matrimony of obscure contrasts. The interplay of patterns, textures and colours pave way for a dimension of classic masculine silhouettes redefined for the modern man.
Crafted, luxurious fabrics, and a rich play of colours come together in this collection. This collection is about modernizing traditional menswear for the 21st century gentleman who stands out owing to his attention to details, quintessential ability to be stylish without following prescribed notions and crafting a look that blends elements of classic and contemporary together. Paradise Express is the journey of a man of style into making his love a reality!