Bridal couture week Pakistan

Pantene Bridal Couture Week, organised by Style 360, kicked off in Lahore on Friday November 29th. The aim of the fashion week is to promote Pakistan’s bridal fashion industry and provide a platform for established designers as well as new comers to the industry. The show was started by HUM Network Ltd and Pantene four years ago and is held twice a year. This year's show will feature 24 designers, which is the largest number to date.

Pakistani models present creations by designer Ammar Shahid. – Photo by AFP
Pakistani models present creations by designer Ammar Shahid. – Photo by AFP
A Pakistani model presents a creation by designer Ammar Shahid. – Photo by AFP
A Pakistani model presents a creation by designer Ammar Shahid. – Photo by AFP
A Pakistani model presents a creation by designer Ammar Shahid. – Photo by AFP
A Pakistani model presents a creation by designer Ammar Shahid. – Photo by AFP
A Pakistani model presents a creation by designer Ammar Shahid. – Photo by AFP
A Pakistani model presents a creation by designer Ammar Shahid. – Photo by AFP
A Pakistani model presents a creation by designer Fahad Hussayn. – Photo by
A Pakistani model presents a creation by designer Fahad Hussayn. – Photo by
Pakistani models present creations by designer Ammar Shahid. – Photo by AFP
Pakistani models present creations by designer Ammar Shahid. – Photo by AFP
A Pakistani model presents a creation by designer Ammar Shahid. – Photo by AFP
A Pakistani model presents a creation by designer Ammar Shahid. – Photo by AFP
Pakistani models present creations by designer Fahad Hussayn. – Photo by AFP
Pakistani models present creations by designer Fahad Hussayn. – Photo by AFP
A Pakistani model presents a creation by designer Ammar Shahid. – Photo by AFP
A Pakistani model presents a creation by designer Ammar Shahid. – Photo by AFP
Pakistani models present creations by designer Fahad Hussayn. – Photo by AFP
Pakistani models present creations by designer Fahad Hussayn. – Photo by AFP

Comments (21) (Closed)


Sher
Nov 30, 2013 04:40pm

Surprised to see that Pakistani girls are wearing these as their WEDDING DRESSES Never seen before, and I am sure, all will agree, no one have ever wear these dresses on their wedding? Good Luck

Paki-za
Nov 30, 2013 04:51pm

"Brides without burqa from Pakistan"... ........ Unbelievable.............. Grooms look normal Pakistani with their trade mark beard.

pakiboy
Nov 30, 2013 04:52pm

why our bridal clothing started to get small .. brides r symbol of sharm o haya .. these sleevless , backless crap is total nonsense !!

Imran
Nov 30, 2013 10:04pm

Hard to believe that these photos are from the same country where Taliban are running amok. Cheers anyway.

Muhammad Riyaz
Dec 01, 2013 01:30am

Well, Pakistan is in such a demoralizing financial situation and here the so called PAKISTANI ASHRAFIA is involved in these shows which most Pakistani brides and grooms can not afford to enjoy. Most of the people of this PAKISTANI ASHRAFIA is liberal than the liberals of UK aand USA and most are involved in kick backs, corruption and bribery.

Living in USA and involved in day to day Pakistani and other Muslims, I do not feel comfortable to join in with such kind of Bridal and groom shows.

Zobia Khan
Dec 01, 2013 02:44am

@pakiboy:

Since when did brides become symbols of sharm and haya? If you don't like what you see, don't look at it. These dresses are not meant to be worn as a one off, but more in combination with top or a traditional shawl. And for your info for many centuries muslim women in India did wear the sari, which showed the bare mid-riff. It was perfectly acceptable.

Lewedness is in the eyes of the seer. If you see something dirty clean your eyes.

aaa
Dec 01, 2013 03:11am

Cant understand this backless bridal dress. Get real.

TamzaK
Dec 01, 2013 04:45am

@pakiboy: These 'fashions' are mostly for 'liberated' Pakistanis abroad; they are not so particular about showing their backs and arms.

syed baqar ahsan
Dec 01, 2013 10:29am

They should have rendered invitation to TTP boys and girls for this wonderful show just to show there is lot of life beyond rugged/traverse mountains.

Danish
Dec 01, 2013 11:07am

This does not seems to me cultural invasion it's rather a drone attack on Pakistani culture.

Indicus
Dec 01, 2013 06:20pm

Good show indeed.. yet I wonder, why statues of ladies are headless ?

rana1
Dec 02, 2013 12:21am

@Tamzthe so called liberated pakistanis abroad may be liberated in that they can dress up partially/naked, but they still live with those beliefs as how much is ones worth and which sect you belong to,such that it is preached and talked about.The so called liberated Pakistani still preaches hatred even abroad.

rana1
Dec 02, 2013 12:28am

@Paki-za: and the grooms are fully dressed and the woman now has to show a little bit more so as to become appealing or valueable! what a farce

khm
Dec 02, 2013 12:41am

are we living in a muslim country?

rana1
Dec 02, 2013 12:49am

@Danish: GOD gave man the power to think,rationalize,evolve its mind, to create e.t.c, and amongst its creations is the art of weaving cloths e.t.c, so that human may ward off cold,and cover themselves so as to protect from evil thinking humans, and to look good, to become people of status.Clothing and dressing oneself is a symbol of wealth in many cultures from time immemorial. Exposing of flesh is now called modern.There were civilizations that lived with scarce clothing because they did not have the knowledge of weaving BUT they tried to cover themselves in skins or plant based coverings.Meaning people wanted to cover themselves as much as they could as long as they had the means to clothing.Now its the reverse.

jazz
Dec 02, 2013 09:52am

exposure in bad taste ,all cheated from neighbouring country ,and how many are sitting and watching this nonsense

khanm
Dec 02, 2013 05:57pm

it seems like we have two extreme society. one is devoted to Talaban and other to western culture...no wonder why they call it a clash of civilization

rana1
Dec 02, 2013 08:19pm

@Muhammad Riyaz: wonder from what source they earn money that can be lavished on any expensive clothing or events like a marriage e.t.c

Nasr
Dec 02, 2013 09:55pm

Part of the show is an attempt to shatter the now very weak border around our Culture & Heritage. Too much exposure. Why on earth we are always trying to steal and depict the tradition of our neighbor. Please preserve and save our own tradition before it is buried under the garb of exposure.

Karan
Dec 03, 2013 08:11am

I am so happy to check out these pictures.

its a step in right direction; some very nice collection. good job!!

great to see bright, good looking boys and girls.

for the rest who don't like it - kindly close this window. its a free democratic country (at least for the time being)

muneer
Dec 03, 2013 11:17am

@Zobia Khan: And people like you say men and women are equal.... designers told you that you look good when you expose your skin more and more ...you simply agree... To me, its an insult of beauty if every Tom,Dick and Harry is free to feast his eyes..... So much of a liberty... you are not allowed to even to think what is good for you.... exposed women loses their attraction very quickly.... and after all it is for us 'men' you take all this trouble for.... hopefully, you understand that other women are( normally) at all NOT interested in your skin show... ha ha ha....