Models present creations by designer Ammar Shahid on the first day of the Style 360 Bridal Couture Week fashion show in Lahore.–Photo by AFP

LAHORE: A minute of silence to offer hopes and prayers for Malala Yousufzai opened Day Two of the ongoing Pantene Bridal Couture Week on a note of respect and reverence at a time when the whole nation waits with bated breath for the young activist to pull through her present and unfortunate state of predicament.

Ottoman culture was the influence behind the draped, beautifully embellished outfits with models wearing a lace headdress for designer Ammar Shahid’s bridal collection. The common theme of pearl rung throughout the line’s design spectrum was interwoven intelligently with antique gold metal work. Brocade sherwani for men also comprised the adorable collection.

Hijab’s modern and global trends for the modern woman bearing the tag of fashion with a strong flavour, fine silhouettes and a streamlined style statement described the avant garde and traditional modernity, besides the label’s old world charm. Half and full length front open shirts with embellishment elements of gota, diamantes and highly decorative necklines were in main focus here.

Next, Hasan Rizvi and his Bodybeat dance troupe’s energetic performance to a Mehndi theme saw model/actress Rubya Chaudhry swaying to the beat as well with clothes by Ali Xeeshan and Waseem Noor.

Models present creations by designer Kosain Kazmi.–Photo by AFP

Kosain Kazmi’s Turkish empire and Mughal era take described the perfection created by the human hand. Clothes as an extension of one’s intellect described the collection that was touted as international styling with a Pakistani soul, classy semi formals and luxury prêt. Lemon yellow bridals featuring elements of chatta patti boasted interesting play with vibrant, festive colours and a romance with layers. Menswear sherwanis also featured here.

In Rani Eman’s segment, Humsafar-fame Sanam Marvi delivered a rocking performance which saw Ayesha Sana as the showstopper flouting the Nauratan-inspired bejeweled collection.

The night shows commenced with Cara by Imran Ikhlaq and Mustafa Shakeel. Saira Rizwan’s collection was inspired by Queen Esther of Persia. Finally Ali Xeeshan closed the day with his line that highlighted traditional techniques presented with a somewhat modern twist.

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October 15, 2012 2:15 pm
The fashion scene composes of the super rich and then the rest of Pakistan. This is exactly what is wrong with this country. May God have mercy on us.
October 15, 2012 2:13 pm
The fashion scene opposes of the super rich and then the rest of Pakistan. This is exactly what is wrong with this country. May God have mercy on us.
October 15, 2012 5:29 pm
and you will find that in the name of fashion the poor too can afford these outfits made a little less expensive by the local darzi!
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