This season the bridal extravaganza kicked off well yesterday night with the mist awaited bridal collection by, Kuki Concepts Ali Xeeshan, Fozia Hammad, Tena Durrani, Maira B, Nabeel NGents Fashion Presentation, Ziggy Akhtar from London and Faraz Manan. All the participating designers have showcased their enchanting and fabulous bridal collections.
The female models Faiza Ansari, Maha, Sunita Marshall, Hira Shah, Fia, Areeba Habib, Falak Sheikh, Rabya Chaudhry, Maham Ali, Aqsa Ali, Sidra Imran, Cybil Chaudhry, Aneesa Khan, Annie Rajput, Racheal, Neha Ahmed, Nadia Ali, Nooray Bhatty , Mehreen Syed, Sadia Faisal, Rabab Ali, Eshal, Anum Malik, Amna Baber, Dania Sheikh, Geeti Ara, Mahroosh, Sonia Nazeer, Knawal Ilyas, Sabeeka Imam, Sanam Bukhari, Humaira Asghar Ali.
The male models includes Umer Shahzad, Tabish Oza, Athar Amin, Hasnain Lehri, Qanit Fahim, Fawad Khan, Waleed Khalid, Jahan-e-Khalid, Anwer Khawar, Aimal Khan, Rohail Pirzada, Waqar Butt, Ali Murtaza, Junaid Butt, Qaiser, Qanit Fahim and Arsalan Mughal.
The day 2 has 2 segments. Show 1 will be featuring the collection of Amaar Shahid, Umsha by Uzma Baber, Telenor Light Show, Teena by Hina Butt and Saira Rizwan.. The 2nd show will bring to us the collection of Fahad Hussayn, Aisha Imran, Depilex Hair & Makeup Presentation and Hajra Hayat.
Show 1 (Act 1): AMMAR SHAHID
Show 1 of Day 2 kicked off with an elegant presentation by Ammar Shahid. His collection “Salvation” was a beautiful display of wedding apparel. Bold cuts, intricate embellishments and unique colour combinations were the strengths of his collection. Ammar Shahid’s collection displayed the creative force behind the brand which was appreciated and applauded by all. The theme of the collection is inspired from “the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life”
Show 1 (Act 2): UMSHA BY UZMA BABER
Her TBCW collection, Shehnai, consisted of beautiful shararas, ghararas, and farshi ghararas, based on luxe fabrics including silks, crepes, chiffons, chamois silk and net. Great emphasis was laid on applying advanced techniques with intricate hand-embroidery meshed with kora, dabka and crystals on rich fabrics. Popular Actress Sohai Ali Abro also walked the ramp wearing Umsha Collection. 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 and menswear, including sherwanis and kurtas.
The show stopper for Uzma Babar was ‘Sohai Ali Abro’ who was wearing Umsha Next to showcase was Umsha by Uzma Babar, presented by Telenor-Karo Mumkin.
Show 1 (Act 3): LIGHT SHOW BY SHAHZAD DISASTER
As is TBCW’s trademark, this time too there were enthralling entertainment sequences. A special light show by Shahzad Disaster and his troupe left the audience mesmerised. Presented by Telenor, the performance received great applause and appreciation from the attendees.
Show 1 (Act 4): TEENA BY HINA BUTT
The light show was followed by Teena by Hina Butt. Hina Butt’s TBCW collection was inspired by Persian culture, especially Persian carpets, which undoubtedly are a true reflection of Persian arts and crafts. In her TBCW collection motifs, colour and patterns used in Persian carpets were modernized and combined with contemporary cuts and a chic look, making it wearable for the modern-day bride.
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.
In her TBCW collection motifs, colour and patterns used in Persian carpets were modernized and combined with contemporary cuts and a chic look, making it wearable for the modern-day bride.
Show 1 (Act 5): SAIRA RIZWAN:
Paying homage to the Mughal City of Gardens, Saira Rizwan concluded Show One of Day 2 with her TBCW 2014 collection, Shalimar. The collection used a diverse range of fusion silhouettes and cuts, incorporating both traditional and contemporary designs, drawing inspiration from eras past, highlighting the galore of ancient times. The palette of the entire collection comprised dark hues and pastels tones, with distinguished gold to complement the entire range.
Each ensemble was an amalgamation of intricate and meticulously detailed work using gold tilla, heavy pearls and Swarovski embellishment.
The collection also incorporated screen-printing that was done in-house. The collection comprised 16 bridal and formal designs for women and six menswear designs incorporating kurtas and shalwar kameez.
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 incorporating kurtas and shalwar kameez.
Show 2 (Act 1): FAHAD HUSSAYN:
After Saira Rizwan’s beautiful display of contemporary and elegant bridal wear, the multi-talented and dramatic Fahad Hussayn transformed the ramp into a theatre in Show Two of Day 2, with his collection Nautanki Rani, displayed through a short play paying homage to the performing arts. 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.
The key elements of the collection included influences from Multani architecture and local craft techniques, and colonial influences. The collection comprised a wide array of hand-crafted embroideries including vintage tilla, thread work, sucha gota and other local hand- embroidery details, and also featured signature Fahad Hussayn Print Museum couture prints in a vibrant blend with couture embroideries and embellishments that were hand-stitched to perfection. The collection carried a wide range of delicately crafted couture wedding wear for both men and women.
Show 2 (Act 2): AISHA IMRAN
Next to showcase was Aisha Imran’s “Souvenir”. Her collection brought memorable statement pieces and the glory of the ancient bride to the ramp. The collection featured traditional style of work, highlighted with ruby, emerald and pearl ornamentation. The gold tone in her work was constant and her signature style.
Show 2 (Act 3): DEPILEX HAIR AND MAKEUP SHOW
Aisha Imran’s “Souvenir” was followed by a beautifully choreographed Hair and Makeup show by Depilex.
Show 2 (Act 4): HAJRA HAYAT
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.