In Pictures: Three-day extravaganza of Bridal Couture Week 2018

(Web Desk)-As the Wedding season grips the country with the onset of December the 16th edition of the country’s biggest and most sought-after bridal extravaganza, Pantene HUM Bridal Couture Week (PHBCW) rolled its red carpet on December 7, 2018. The country’s acclaimed couturiers, bridals wear designers and retail brands set the stage on fire with their bedazzling, sui generis making their unique style statements on 7, 8 and 9 of Dec 2018.The visually striking parade of explicitly designed gowns and silhouettes amazed the audience with brilliantly fused lines of embellished traditional bridal gowns coalescing the latest and the best of Pakistani bridal trends by leading and burgeoning fashion designers and retail brands. PHBCW not only presented latest bridal collections and trends by the established designers but also encouraged emerging designers to showcase their skills on this mega platform.This year four emerging bridal designers made their debut on PHBCW.For three days we witnessed high end celebrities on the ramp as showstoppers for the country’s top and growing designers.PHBCW 2018 was directed by none other than former supermodel Vaneeza Ahmed. Hamna Amir was the official jewellery partner while Hair and Makeup was by the iconic Nabila.Day 3 of the three-day bridal extravaganza concluded on a high note with the couture king HSY’s Shah. The King of Couture brought his #HSYxHarrisTweedHebrides collaboration to PHBCW 2018. The collection stayed true to HSY s design ethos by merging eastern influences into western silhouettes to create a one of a kind couture collection for the festive season.The stars that bedazzled the stage on the concluding day of PHBCW the stunning Iqra Aziz and Yasir Hussain who walked the ramp for designer duo Nicke Nina.The charming Neelum Muneer showstopped for Annus AbrarWhile Munib Nawaz brought the Parwaaz Hai Junoon star, Hania Amir and singing sensation Asim Azhar on the ramp ,Zeb Bangash performed for the brand.Last but not least,the gorgeous Mawra Hocane added grandeur to the Couture King HSY’s collectionEarlier Day 2 showcased a fantastic line up of designers starting with Ziggi Menswear’s Burda.

Followed by Aisha Sadya Design House’s Jewels of Secret Garden.

Faika Karim was next to present her collection titled Lisbon.

Show one of the day concluded with retail brand Royal Tag’s Winter Stories 18-19.

Show two of day two started with acclaimed couturier Umsha by Uzma Babar’s MuhabbatNaama.

Everthine by Samar presented her collection Aashna.

Followed by Haris Shakeel’s Khwabeeda.

Day two of the bridal extravaganza concluded with MNR Design Studio’s Heer. His collection redefined the beauty of heritage with a modern touch.

The star-studded line-up of Day 2 included the newly wed and the audiences favourite on and off screen couple Aiman Khan and Muneeb Butt added grandeur to Ayesha Sadya Design House’s collection while couterier Faika Karim brought the cast of Pinky Memsaab, Kiran Malik and Hajra Yamin on the ramp to walk for the brand.

The handsome Faisal Qureshi showstopped for retail brand Royal Tag, whereas the superstar Saba Qamar, the social media sensation Zaid Ali T and his wife Yumna Ali T added allure to Umsha by Uzma Baber’s collection.The gorgeous Urwa Hocane showstopped for Everthine by Samar and the stunning Hira Mani walked the ramp for Haris Shakeel. Last but not least, the evergreen Reema Khan showstopped for MNR Design Studio.On Day 1 the Pantene Hair Show outfits for the segment were designed by Natasha Kamal and styling was done by Mehek Saeed. Highlight of the segment was the live performance by Zoe Viccaji.The hair show followed a classic showcase by Nilofer Shahid titled Badshah Begum, a tribute to the legendary Mughal Empress Nur Jahan.Designer Aisha Imran next presented her collection Daastan-e-Ishq on the runway. Her collection was reminiscent of the glory and grandeur of the Mughal era.Inspired by the grandeur of the Mughal era and its opulence, designer Emraan Rajput presented his collection Surkhab.Reema Ahsan’s Dastaan.Show one was concluded by Tabassum Mughal with her artistic collection Romantic Musings.Show two of PHBCW started with the Classic 1.0 presented by Arsalan Iqbal.

Followed by Ansab Jahangir’s Dilara.

Faiza Saqlain presented her collection Shehnai.

Day one of the three-day fashion show concluded with Sahar Atif’s latest bridal collection titled Mah-e-Nau, a poetic ballad of majestic textiles, embroideries and motifs.

The showstoppers for the designers on Day 1 were the stunning Mawra Hocane and QYT who showstopped for Nilofer Shahid whereas the gorgeous Mansha Pasha and Sumbul Iqbal added allure to Aisha Imran’s collection. Bilal Abbas Khan walked for Emran Rajput and the stunning Hareem Farooq showstopped for Reema Ahsan. The Aangan stars Sonya Hussyn and Ahsan Khan along with Gohar Rasheed and Kubra Khan added grandeur to Tabassum Mughal’s collection whereas Shahzad Nawaz and Omar Shahzad walked the ramp for Arsalan Iqbal.

The dynamic mother-daughter duo Bushra Ansari and Meera Ansari showstopped for Ansab Jahangir.

Last but not least, the stunning Aizza Khan added allure to Faiza Saqlain’s collection.

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