The quintessential red jora has taken a backseat as unconventional color schemes rule the runway. Ivory, ice blue, and pastels are preferred over jewel toned shades; and red is only ‘considered’ when it comes with Bunto Kazmi’s tag. They say Bunto uses a special shade of red dye which no other designer can replicate.
Instead of trying to replicate, and failing miserably, our top designers have come up with their own version of reds this wedding season and you know what? We MIGHT end up wearing a red a jora this season.
Let’s have a look at different shades of reds as seen at the recently held PFDC L’Oreal Bridal Week and Fashion Pakistan Week Winter/Festive.
The Deep Red
Choose any shade in velvet and it turns out as deep as Paulo Coelho’s philosophical books. Take this Mahgul dress for example, isn’t it a beaut?
And so is this statement lehnga by Ali Xeeshan with its matte gold chunky embroidery and quirky styling.
Misha Lakhani’s slim silhouettes are a welcome change from the ginormous shararas, and we love the tassel details on the dupatta.
Mahgul was clearly the star of PLBW this year with her ethnic embroidery and unconventional silhouettes. This Kashmiri style kurta can be paired with a shalwar for a friend’s wedding and a gharara for your sibling’s wedding.
Wasim Khan was one designer who impressed us with his solid colored raw silk outfits. The cuts and stitching were in dire need of finesse, but the outfits left a lasting impact.
The Reddest red
That’s the only way we can describe this Misha Lakhani crinkle sharara with a sexy back. The tomato red shade is what dreams are made of. And look at that silhouette – it’ll flatter any body type.
Resham stole the show in her Reama Malik jewels and this gorgeous red dress. Since it is devoid of any embroidery, you can wear it to your bestie’s wedding without the fear of resembling a nayi naveli dulhan.
This Maheen Khan silk wrap-around top with flared pants is an instant pick me up. You’ll only need a pair of golden jhumkas and a glimmering dupatta to make it work at a wedding.
The Coral-ish Red
Ali Xeeshan had a number of reds in his collection, but this one with elephant motifs was probably the most traditional one.
This Sania Maskatiya gown has a really sexy back – own it just for that!
We all know Nomi Ansari likes to bedazzle us with a lot of color, so above is his version of a desi red bridal jora.
The Barely There Red
It is fairly typical, yes, but anyone would feel like a princess in this intricately embellished red jora by Fahad Hussayn.
We love the flare that comes with this Wasim Khan anarkali-gown!
Earlier this year, Tena Durrani showcased her winter/festive collection at FPW and this red sharara stood out!