Friday, 5 October 2012

PFDC L’Oréal Paris Bridal Week 2012: Day 1 (Part I)

PFDC L’Oréal Paris Bridal Week 2012: Day 1 Journal

[04 October, 2012]: The pioneering Pakistan Fashion Design Council [PFDC] and L’Oréal Paris, the world’s leading beauty brand, presented day 1 of the PFDC L’Oréal Paris Bridal Week 2012 – a platform that endeavours to define and present contemporary and traditional Pakistani Bridal fashion and make-up trends, fusing to create the ‘look’ for the bridal season 2012 – 2013!

The first day of bridal week was opened with exclusive bridal trend show by Nabila [N-Pro] featuring Zaheer Abbas followed by solo fashion showcases by Misha Lakhani, AZZA and Sonia Azhar Design Concepts respectively as summarised below. Each day of PFDC L’Oréal Paris Bridal Week is being styled by a different creative and make-up team and to this end, Day 1 was styled by Nabila and her creative team at N-Pro.
The green room/backstage for PFDC L’Oréal Paris Bridal Week was sponsored by L’Oréal Paris with YOC’A, or the Young Collective Artists, creating the furniture for the exclusive L’Oreal Paris lounge;  the black carpet was sponsored by Zong with Bank Al Falah as the official banking partners for PFDC, associate sponsors PepsiCo, showed production by HSY Events, choreography by HSY, front stage management by Maheen Kardar Ali, backstage management by Asim Naeem, business consultancy by Eleventh Retail, photography by Faisal Farooqui and the team at Dragonfly, The Royal Palm Golf & Country Club as the hospitality partners, Hum TV/Style360 as the official media partners and public relations by Lotus.

Trend Show: Nabila
PFDC L’Oréal Paris Bridal Week 2012 Day 1 was opened by the iconic stylist and Creative Consultant for L’Oréal Paris Nabila with her trend show, ’’Paper-Doll’ in collaboration with Zaheer Abbas. Celebrated as Pakistan’s visionary stylist and image maker, Nabila has always defied conformity. She continues to adapt an unanticipated approach, giving fashion in Pakistan a fresh perspective. Zaheer Abbas is a name that signifies graceful simplicity, elegance and luxury. Together they transformed Ayyan into a high-drama, life-sized Paper-Doll. The Key Trends beauty of Nabila’s show were porcelain skin, mannequin like chiseled contours, a bold glassy lip colour, prominent eyes and ombre hair.  
Nabila, acclaimed hair designer and stylist from Karachi, first opened up her salon in May 1986. She has since redefined fashion, style and imagery in Pakistan. Throughout her 26 year career in the beauty industry, she has contributed extensively towards refining the image of the media industry. 

Nabila clasps eclectic and original styles both in her work and in her own sense of fashion. She is known for her specialized touch, be it hair styling or dramatic make-up for shoots. At Nabila, the creative team works with all aspects of hair, make up and styling, believing that individualism and attention to detail are the key in customizing styles.  Each stylist at Nabila has been trained in structured and comprehensive programs that include courses from prominent academies, stylists and constant updating of trends & techniques by none other than Nabila herself.

Nabila and her creative team at N-Pro, a one-stop specialised professional and expert solution focusing on couture-based styling for special occasions, defined the bridal ‘look’ for Day 1 at PFDC L’Oréal Paris Bridal Week 2012. 

Bridal Showcase: Misha Lakhani
Following Nabila’s trend show, Misha Lakhani made her ramp debut at PFDC L’Oréal Paris Bridal Week 2012 with her bridal collection ‘A Colonial Transgression’ inspired by the Taj Mahal’s inlay work, contemporary but timeless silhouettes, the colors of summer going into fall, 17th century embroidery, Rajmata Gayatri Devi, Jaipuri gota and Daphne Guinness’s eclectic way. With fabrics such as crepe, georgette, muslin, velvet, net, satin and chiffon, the embellishments ranged from zardosi, vasli, marori, doree ka kaam, cutwork along with screen prints, digital prints and discharge prints. Misha Lakhani used a rich colour palette for the Colonial Transgression collection including ivory, olive, citron, saffron, blush, hot pink, bordeaux and cardinal red.

Misha Lakhani's eponymous fashion label reflects a sense of relaxed and timeless elegance, striking a balance between tradition and modern, refining the extravagance of old India by fusing it with an international chic. 

Misha creates collections that express a unique sense of personal style. Film, art deco and vintage craftsmanship have been lifelong inspirations for Misha, whose signature style is an eclectic aesthetic. The label is comprised of ready-to-wear and couture, and is crafted in collaboration with master artisans within Pakistan. Misha has studied fashion design at Central Saint Martins and has interned with Bunto Kazmi, Pakistan's most prolific bridal couturier. She also has an MS in Journalism from Columbia University.

To be Continued....

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