PFDC L’Oreal Bridal Week marked the comeback of shalwars and short kameezes
Since time immemorial, gota has been a natural ingredient of weddings but has been relegated to just mehendis or formal wear. During the PFDC L’Oreal Bridal Week (PLBW), fashion sensation Nida Azwer ingeniously brought gota into the mainstream with a gota-studded lehenga opulent enough to be worn at any grand wedding.
And for those who detest feeling constrained in fitted churidaars or think shalwars are too frumpy, talented designer Maheen Kardar gets palazzos back as does Sara Rohale Asghar, who teams her palazzos with contrasting kameezes for a strong formal look.
Since the last few years, the ‘tent fashion’ had been reigning supreme. Although, many designers still kept this long, trailing silhouette on the ramp to satisfy client demand, fashion mavericks Fahad Hussayn and Ali Xeeshan didn’t hesitate to bring in the fitted, lean, very short kameez ala Lollywood’s old heroines, back to the fore.
Much to the delight of the traditionalists, the shalwar is back with a bang! Wear them with wide painchaas ala Kashmiris, the way Ali Xeeshan depicts, or narrow as your mother did ala Fahad Hussayn — it’s totally your choice. The coming bridal season is all about a variety of lowers.
Jumpsuits have been a staple at fashion weeks this year, yet who would have thought these relics from the 1970s could foray into bridal wear as seamlessly as Karma’s local gharara derivative and what Maria B’s version worn with a sheer cape on top. This is a must-have for young girls this wedding season!
There’s something so sensual and genteel about net, yet because it is so light in form, one doesn’t see its use in bridal fashion. Nida Azwer and Fahad Hussayn lent this delightfully buoyant fabric respectability within bridal wear by using it extensively for not only crafting duppattas but saris as well.
If you thought the only way to keep warm at winter weddings was to wear shawls, think again. With these fabulously stylish shrugs by Sara Rohale Asghar and Karma there is no need for young maidens to look like old maids. Now you can stay warm and look hot.