Tuesday, 20 December 2011

PFDC L’Oréal Paris Bridal Week: Day 1 Journal (Part II)

PFDC L’Oréal Paris Bridal Week: Day 1 Journal (Part II)

Jewellery Show: Kiran Fine Jewellery
The third show of the evening was by Kiran Fine Jewellery titled ‘Sceptres of Beauty’. The collection took inspiration from every woman’s innate need to conceal, protect and provoke. For centuries, through ancient civilisations to modern times, women have used basic tools like the mask, hand-held fan and the parasol to do exactly that: conceal, protect and provoke. These three instincts have been reinvented with the revolution of the cosmetic beauty industry. And so, these three ‘Sceptres of Beauty’ assimilated in this collection as a tribute to ‘the women of all times’. Kiran Fine Jewellery’s showstopper for the evening was  Pakistan’s most revered classical dancer Naheed Siddiqui.

 “A woman’s innate desires will always remain the same no matter how much she appears to have evolved on the outside,” said Kiran Aman of Kiran Fine Jewellery on her inspiration behind her debut solo jewellery show. Showcasing jewellery pieces such as necklaces, earrings, pendants, rings and teekas (head and forehead adornments), ‘Sceptres of Beauty’ was
handmade with cutwork and carving using metals such as gold and silver and stones such as lapis, coral and malachite together with red and green sapphires.

The wardrobe for the jewellery show was designed by Yasmin Shaikh.

Kiran Fine Jewellery epitomises the woman of substance, who wears jewellery not simply to adorn but to reflect the essence within. Founded in 2003 by the multi-faceted Kiran Aman, each piece of jewellery is crafted with the finest materials with a deliberate focus on gold, as the designer believes its strength, warmth and malleability is a veritable representation of the women for whom she designs. Kiran has received accolades for her work in jewellery design, which includes the Nesvita Women of Strength award for Best Jewellery Designer. Her jewellery has further been worn by models, stylists, celebrities and Pakistani icons at a variety of shows and events in Pakistan and internationally.

Fashion Show: Sonia Azhar
Sonia Azhar showcased her fashion collection entitled ‘Enlightenment’ where she endeavoured to revive the ancient artwork used in the Victorian and Mughal eras. Her colours for the collection were inspired by nature – God’s creation. ‘Enlightenment’ was divided into six segments: the Opal collection – where Sonia used shades of ivory, beige and pink as present in ivory stone cotton thread embroidery; the Monochrome Pink segment – where the threads in the embroidery and embellishments duplicated the specific colour of light; the Aquamarine collection – using aqua blended together with shades of the sea and the Feroza stone; the Sunset collection – highlighting how the day gives into the smoky grey evenings and eventually the night;  the Roses Red segment – signifying the colour of love and the unification of two souls; and lastly, the Midnight Blue collection – which blended the romance of a starry night with the mystery of a moonlit night. Highlights of the show were celebrity show stoppers, film actor Moammar Rana, musician Hadiqa Kiyani and actor Adeel Hashmi.

Sonia Azhar of Sonia Design Concepts is an Architecture graduate from the National College of Arts (NCA) in Lahore. With fashion design experience spanning over 15 years, Sonia Design Concepts specialises in couture. Her craftsmen work under her supervision and guidance using embellishments as the base blending a diversity of colours and fabrics with different stitching techniques. Her collections have been well received nationally and abroad and to this end, she has showcased her work in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, London and Glasgow to name a few.

Extra Glitz:

 (Yes this is me & Beautiful Sana Malik)

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