Titled ‘The Orientalist’ and as the name suggested, the collection was inspired by the glory and fascination that captivated the West when they first encountered the exotic East. As its core design ethos, ‘The Orientalist’ captured art, culture and imagination with each creation a celebration of the merging and blending of creative art and heritage from around the world.
For the showcase, The House of Kamiar Rokni collaborated with renowned jeweller Reama Malik of GOLD who created exclusive jewellery for the collection. Each Orientalist creation drew inspiration from traditional, regional and global embellishments and silhouettes brought them together to form a bridal signature from The House of Kamiar Rokni. Cuts that varied in length, volume and diversity could be seen with fabrics that were sheer with diaphanous textures that complimented otherwise bold forms, silhouettes that integrated layering with variations in the sleeve and structured jackets, all of which worked together to reinvent the classic bride for the modern era.
The collection celebrated fabrics created from regionally indigenous textiles and was based in a selection of hand-woven silks, organzas, jamavars, chiffons and nets, in an eclectic mix of vibrant colours. Complementing the collection was a range of bespoke jewellery pieces created by Reama Malik and her brand GOLD based in the traditional craft of ‘Polki” and “Meenakari” that included necklaces, jhoomars and tikkas.
Exclusive make-up looks for the House of Kamiar Rokni’s showcase were created by L’Oréal Paris in collaboration with the participating Bridal Week style teams of Maram & Aabroo and Toni&Guy – Lahore.