The Bridal Couture Week SS’18 funneled in a series of exotic ethnic trends blended in with an infectiously voguish minimalism. While some designers, such as Sonya Battla, Fahad Hussayn, and HSY with his iconic collection 1909, decided to walk down the traditional lane. Several couture maestros funneled in a series of insanely chic modernistic trends like, swanky bell bottoms, peplum tops and lots more.
Shall we feast our eyes on the hottest trends showcased at the Bridal Couture Week SS’18?
Fiercely Cropped Red
Collection: The Classic Reds
‘The Classic Reds’ was a stunning collection featuring some of the most talented couture maestros in the Pakistani fashion industry, including Maheen Taseer, Karma, Elan, Faraz Mannan, and Ali Xeeshan amongst others. This fiery red collection funneled in the classic trend of feisty scarlet lehengas and boldly cropped cholis.
If you want to flaunt a gorgeous moment of some navel-baring glamour this wedding season, this stunning red collection will inspire you with its delightful palette of red, and its traditional cuts that have been revamped with a modern edginess.
Collections: Fahad Hussayn, Umsha by Uzma Babar.
Floral prints and exotic floral embroideries were all the rage at the BCW catwalks this spring, and couture maestros exhibited a divine burst of ethnic beading and embroidery techniques at their absolute best. There was a delightful abundance of floral zardozi lehengas and applique-rich duppattas that will remind you of an enchanted garden in full bloom.
A Flair for Traditions
Collections: HSY, Adnan Pardesy, Sonya Battla,
1901, HSY’s most exotic collection to date, gave us a glamorous dose of regal lehengas fit for a Maharani, exotic ethnic taankas, intricate embroideries, and exquisite zardozi techniques. This wedding season, there’s heaps of variety from brides who want to create a look inspired by the artsy Mughal era. HSY also showcased an awe-inspiring variety of exquisitely embroidered handmade clutches.
Several other talented couture maestros, such as Fahad Hussayn and Sonya Battla, marked a glamorous return to ethnic embroideries and traditional cuts, however, none managed to soar the same heights of regal glamour as 1909.
Reign of Ghararas
Collections: Fahad Hussayn, HSY, Nickie Nina, Ayesha & Usman Qamar.
Designers appeared to be embroiled in a fierce love affair with the classic beauty of flared ghararas, which brought back some much needed traditional glamour to the bridal fashion radar. Their timeless elegance and powerful ethnic flair gave us a hefty dose of regal elegance.
The variety is endless, for instance, there are angelic white ghararas, short traditional kurtis, a myriad of bright color palettes, and the feverishly glamorous collection, 1909 by HSY, which showcased a gorgeous ethnic blend of rich colors and intricate embroidery.
Collections: Umsha by Uzma Babar, Ayesha & Usman Qamar.
Peplum tops emerged as an insanely voguish modern element that revamped a series of ethnic cuts and traditional lehengas, and we couldn’t help but admire their gorgeously chic appeal. Modern brides who don’t want to overpower their inner style by overwhelming traditional outfits can adorn these delicate waist-cinching peplum tops and give their ethnic outfit a sharp modern vibe.
The catwalks saw these infectiously chic peplum tops being paired up with swanky bell bottoms, zardozi-rich lehengas, and dramatically ethnic ghararas.
Collections: Amina Yasmeen by Mansoor, Impulse by Ayesha Farid, Rizwan Ahmed.
The BCW’17 catwalks showcased a delightful variety of serene and sensual nudes, which ranged from subtle browns, to cool tans, and soft nudes. Red is always a mandatory hue at a South-Asian wedding, but it is nude that allows a bride to drive up her sensuality quotient without compromising her elegance. If you want to play up the traditional flair but retain your modern elegance, don’t forget to pick out a nude outfit for your reception!
A Dose of Swank
Collections: Nickie Nina, Ayesha & Usman Qamar, Asifa & Nabeel.
Insanely cool Mick Jagger-style swanky bell bottoms made their way to the BCW catwalks, and we couldn’t possibly be more delighted! These infectiously voguish and irresistibly swanky bell bottoms were paired up with cropped tops, sheer overcoats, short kurtis, peplum tops, and much more. They are just what a girl needs to flaunt a sleek modern look with a chic minimalist finish.
Zardozi Reigns Supreme
Collections: Fahad Hussayn, HSY, Ali Xeeshan.
Much like any other season, the BCW catwalks gave us a powerful dose of the exotically stunning ethnic embroidery technique called zardozi. Designers such as Asifa & Nabeel, HSY, Fahad Hussayn, and many others, showcased myriads of exotic specimens that marked a gorgeous revival of this glamorous South-Asian embroidery on the Bridal fashion radar.