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Bridal details at ‘Riwayat presents Pakistan Fashion Week 4’

27th June 2013

I was kindly given FROW seats at the recent ‘Riwayat presents Pakistan Fashion Week 4’. I didn’t think there were enough designers showing (there were 21 showing, several of which were lawn textile collections) for me to do my usual trend report. So, I’ve decided to put together a Bridal details/highlights report instead.


Headwear came in the form of fascinators, elaborate Matha Pattis and stunning Mughal inspired pieces and made an interesting change to just seeing a draped dupatta covering the head. SRA’s headwear pieces were beautiful and the showstoppers piece made a huge statement.

Headwear 1L-R Bombay Stores, Gul Ahmed Textiles & Waseem Noor

Headwear 2L-R SRA- Sara Rohael Asghar The show stopper’s headpiece definitely made a statement. The head piece in the far right pic was my fav and the back detail was as pretty as the front.

Trailing hems

As I’m not so familiar with Pakistani fashion I don’t know if the trails at the back of the garment is something that’s been around for a while or not. I’ve picked out a few trailing hems which really were quite long. SRA had even added an extra flounce piece to the hems to add even more length to the garment.

TrailsL-R Naurangg by Uzma Shah & Moeezza Rabbani, Rana Noman & Rizwan Ahmed

Trails 2L-R SRA, Surrekham- Shehla Shaharyar, SRA


Some rich velvet bridal pieces were shown in a few collections. I like the regal and luxurious tone the fabric brings to the pieces.

Velvet 2L-R Rana Noman & SRA

Velvet 1L-R Bombay Stores & Naurangg by Uzma Shah & Moeezza Rabbani

Dip Hems

I know dip hems (shorter at the front- longer at the back) have been around for a while and here’s some of my fav examples for PFW4

dip hemsL-R Naumeen Afreen, Rizwan Ahmed & Tasmiya

Back Details

The highlight of being on the front row was noticing all the details and there were some pretty back details. The split backs at Tasimayah and Zeeshan Bariwala and I loved Rana Noman’s sari blouse back detail (screams Bipasha Basu doesn’t it?)

Back details 1L-R Rana Noman, Rana Noman & Rizwan Ahmed

back details 2L-R Shakir Designs, Tasmiyah & Zeeshan Bariwala

I’ve got to finish my post with my favourite piece from PFW4. It’s by Nauman Afreen and the picture really doesn’t do it justice. The tone on tone embroidery was just so yum and that delicate shade of grey with a flash of fuchsia all made it so elegant. (yep I want it! Lol )


Event produced by: Riwayat LTD London
Head stylist: Huma Tahir
Make up by Taniya Khan
Hair by Reena & Sonya
Photography by Shahid Malik

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Riwayat presents Pakistan Fashion Week 8-9th June at Grand Connaught Rooms London

1st June 2013

I’ve featured the work of many talented Pakistani designers on the blog before and am super duper excited that for the first time I can actually attend PFW London on 8th & 9th June. This is the fourth season that the wonderful team at Riwayat will be bringing the best of Pakistani fashion over here with a series of catwalk shows across the weekend as well as designer stands- so not only can you see the best of Pakistani fashion you can buy it too! I’m sure I will be bumping into many a bride to be! I will be taking over the official twitter account (thanks so much to Adnan & Chris for inviting me to take part) and will be tweeting all the news and pics from the shows and I’ve been given exclusive access to the backstage area so will be taking you behind the scenes too!

PFW4 3

Zainab Chottani PFW3Zainab Chottani at PFW3

Nomi Ansari PFW3Nomi Ansari at PFW3. How yum is that outfit.

Gul Ahmed Ss13Gul Ahmed, G Pret S/s 13 image and the range Gul will be showing at PFW4 is G Pret 2014! Yep that’s right next year’s collection now! and available to buy!!!

The designer line up includes Zeeshan Bariwala, Zainab Chottani, Al Karam Textiles, Sadia Mizra, Ayesha Aejaz, Najwa Imran, ORIGINS, Sophia Metha, Parvesh and Jai, Gul Ahmed. If you haven’t got your tickets yet buy them here now! I can’t wait for next weekend! can you?

Image Credit: Shahid Malik and Gul Ahmed Facebook

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/pakistanfw

Facebook: http://www.facebook/riwayat.events

Event Site: http://www.pakistanfashionweek.co.uk

Riwayat site: http://www.riwayat.org.uk

Venue: Grand Connaught Rooms, 61-­‐65 Great Queen Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B 5DA UK

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