Monday, 11 May 2015

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!

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