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The Good, Bad, And The Regular Of PLBW 2017

Power dressing on your big day, anyone?

Fashion week brings with it sleepless nights – for both attendees and the designers – a million salon visits, and a fair dose of fashion. While sitting through Shamsha Hashwani’s blast from the past was testing, this bridal week was SO MUCH better than the recently concluded Fashion Pakistan Week. It had the madness of Ali Xeeshan and the classic touch of Mahgul and Misha Lakhani.

Here’s what went on, on the first and second day of PLBW 2017.

The Trendsetters

Finally, we get you use this term! There were quite a few actually. We spotted:

Mahgul

The choker dupatta by Mahgul.

Mahgul

(Look closely at the intricately wrapped dupatta and take notes.)

Ali Xeeshan

The ‘bridal power dressing’ by Ali Xeeshan.

Xeeshan combined the structured silhouette of a trench coat with magnanimous shararas and gave us the white trench-sharara.

Ali Xeeshan goes geek chic.

The geek chic bridal look (again by Xeeshan).

Sana Safinaz

The Art Deco embroidery on (some of) Sana Safinaz’s creations.

Ali Xeeshan uses neon and we love it.

And then there was a pop of neon from the master of drama: Ali Xeeshan.

The  Different Ones

Yes, Ali Xeeshan and Sana Safinaz went the tapered way with some of their outfits. We know you love your voluminous shararas and ghararas, but nothing looks more chic than a tapered sheer dress with geometric embellishment.

Sana Safinaz
Sana Safinaz
Ali Xeeshan
Ali Xeeshan

The Classics

Mahgul

Our designers can’t live without them now can they? We know this isn’t ‘fashion week worthy’ stuff, but as desis we adore our golds, reds, and whites!

Misha Lakhani

Misha Lakhani’s collection was gorgeous with its classic whites.

Misha Lakhani

And that one red that stole the show. This red sharara, with a peekaboo back, needs to be on your mood board if you haven’t still tied the knot. It is a classic.

The red chaddar by Mahgul is love.

Similarly, Mahgul’s gold and red caught our attention, especially the red chaddar.

Wasim Khan for Gold By Reama Malik

This simplistic raw silk red dress by Wasim Khan was understated elegance at its best.

Wasim Khan for gold By Reama Malik

The Statement Maker

Wearing a plain outffit? No worries, “dupatta it”, which roughly translates to: wear a statement dupatta.

The dupatta makes a whole lot of difference in a desi bridal ensemble. It is the crowning glory. Things become even more intense (in a good way) when there are multiple crowning glories involved. And that’s exactly what our designers are propagating.

Wasim Khan for Gold By Reama Malik
Sania Maskatiya does the dupattas right!
Sania Maskatiya again with her picture perfect dupatta setting.

The Curse Of The Kaftan…

Isn’t dying any time soon. Also the fringe. And the high-low shirt. We have a hunch, these trends will be ‘trending’ even during our great great great grandchildren’s weddings.

Sana Safinaz
Sana Safinaz
Sana Safinaz
Mahgul
Shamsha Hashwani

Our public service message to the designers: Get.rid.of.it.