Designer Shamsha Hashwani showcased the A Mughal Mirage bridal dresses collection at PFDC Loreal Paris Bridal Week 2016 in Lahore.
The finale of Day-2 was presented by Shamsha Hashwani who made her bridal ramp debut with her collection titled ‘A Mughal Mirage’. The collection narrates a childhood memory of the designer: a beautifully designed, Indian carpet in her parents’ house with depictions of the Mughal Dynasty intricately designed on the border.
For Hashwani, the Mughal miniatures were animated; bejeweled men smoking from pipes, figures with caps dancing in twirls, and warriors on horses fighting with swords. It was her mirage. The collection symbolizes the Mughal Dynasty inspired from that carpet and was heavily embellished with zardozi, resham, marori, beadwork, appliqued pearls and Swarovski. Various detailing techniques such as French knots and bullion knots had been used with a fusion of classic and detailed work with modern, yet traditional cuts.
The color palette was based on soft, fresh tones such as honeydew green and coral pink with shades of ivory and beige to create harmony throughout the palette and hints of maroon as a traditional fusion to the contemporary colors. The collection featured silhouettes such as angarkha kurtis, bridal shirts with hipster ghararas, overlay wide leg trousers and variations in jackets were seen in the collection.