Best of the Bridals at Pakistan Fashion Week 8

PFW8 gave Pakistan’s bridal couture designers a chance present their collections in the heart of London. I recently attended the show and today I wanted to share some of what i thought were the best of the bridal wear shown and some of the trends which will take us into wedding season 2016

The event was held at Central Hall Westminster which was a gorgeous venue, with its spectacular balcony views of London’s most prominent skyline and sweeping marble grand staircase, all i could think was how stunning weddings must be here.

Spread over two days, the runway saw over 36 designers showcase their collections. The show is without a doubt a must for brides looking to wear a Pakistani style out outfit, its not always possible to make a trip out to Pakistan, and here we had a slice of Lahore an Karachi’s finest couture in London.

Here are some of the trends we spotted..

Bridal Wear Design & Colours

  • Traditional style red paired with pops of emerald  green or royal blue
  • Rich Metallic tones, silvery grey, lilac blues, muted shades of sliver, grey, nudes, gold, creams, bronze sliver
  • Scalloped hemlines, capri pants, long open jackets, florals, lace, cutwork, jamawar pants, floor sweeping gowns, short knee level kameeze, baubles along dupattas, kiran laced dupattas, embellished borders.

Jewellery –  by Deeya Jewellery

  • Statement tikkas
  • mathapattis
  • chokers
  • mala necklances
  • layering
  • kundan & polki

Flowers by Bridal Flower Jewellery

  • The addition of fresh flowers either jasmine or marigold in hair, hands or adoring your ears added an extra wow.

Hair by Sofia Qayyum Hair Artist

  • Sleeked ponytail with pulled back centre parting
  • Sleek central parting with structured knotted bun
  • Textured effortless chignons

Makeup by Nabila Salon

  • Classic winged eye liner and ruby red lips
  • Winged Eye liner and flawlessly glowing skin
  • Glittery eyes

Thanks to Shahid Malik for the images of the catwalk, a feast for your eyes…

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Erum Khan

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Khadija and Obaid

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Lajwanti

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Mashaal Moazzam

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Nafeesa Collection

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Rana Noman

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Romana Rani Minahil

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Sadaf Amir

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Saira Shakira

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Sara Rohale Asghar

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Shazia Kiyani


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Warda Prints

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Umsha By Uzma Babar

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If you have managed to get to the end well done that was an epic amount of bridal wear. Overall the show was entertaining and enjoyable i really loved the new and specifically designed ramp for the event, which meant the usual craning of the neck wasn’t necessary, the catwalk snaked around the whole of the audience, and gave everyone a great view of the models and the clothes.

I also liked the fact there were more opportunities to shop and meet designers, apart from the main event, they were also trunk shows in London and Manchester, plus the an exhibition which took place after the show.

Did you go to the show? if you did would love to hear what you thought…

Until next year…

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