With wedding season fast approaching, there’s a flurry of formal-wear exhibitions in Karachi this week. House of Kamiar Rokni will be showcasing their stunning Alchemy Bridal collection at Ensemble during the weekend. The collection features some really beautiful lehnga, cholis, as well as heavily embellished pants and formal tunics.
Menahel and Mehreen will also be exhibiting their formal collection, starting from this weekend. The exhibition will showcase unstitched pieces, which will be made-to-order for customers. The collection includes pretty shades of pinks and reds, embellished with pearls and sequins. Select pieces will be available on discount on the last day, so stop by if you’re looking for wedding outfits at great prices!
Saleha is also unveiling their festive collection. While the collection has yet to be revealed, behind-the-scenes pictures from their photoshoot, starring the gorgeous Areeba Habib, look very promising. The collection will feature elegantly cut net ensembles, embellished with intricate beadwork, pearls and sequins.
If you’re looking to stock up on winter basics for the coming season, Ayesha Somaya will also be showcasing her winter collection. The collection features linen outfits in draping, asymmetrical cuts. Tunics, kimonos and casual shirts will be for sale and are a must-have if you’re looking for simple outfits that can be dressed down or dressed up according to the occasion!
House of Kamiar Rokni’s Alchemy Bridal Trunk Show
The House of Kamiar Rokni is showcasing their Alchemy Bridal collection at Ensemble this week. As can be expected from one of the most renowned Pakistani design houses, the collection features stunning pieces. Expect traditional silhouettes and motifs fused with modern, Western stylistic elements in this edgy collection.
The Alchemy collection makes use of fabrics created from regionally indigenous textiles including a selection of hand-woven silks, organzas, jamavars, chiffons and nets. Heavily embellished, the pieces on sale have been hand-embroidered using expert craftsmanship. Traditional bridal shades of reds and pinks have been used alongside bright hues of blues, greens and much more, making this collection wonderfully full of colour.
The Alchemy bridal collection was unveiled at PLBW 2015 and has been a hot success, so be sure to stop by if you’re looking for some beautiful pieces for the upcoming wedding season!
Where: Ensemble, C-32, E-Street, Block 4, Clifton
When: 20th-21st November
Timings: 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Menahel and Mehreen Formalwear Exhibition
Menahel and Mehreen will be showcasing their formalwear collection this weekend. The exhibition will feature unstitched outfits in net, organza, jamavaar, silk and chiffon. The collection includes subtle, feminine hues of pinks, whites and reds, as well as deeper shades of blues and purples. All outfits are heavily embellished with stunning embroidery and laces. Traditional and floral motifs have been embroidered using traditional, handcrafting techniques.
The outfits on display will be unstitched. The designers will be taking orders and the outfits will then be stitched to size. Select ensembles will be available at discounted rates on the last day of the exhibition. With wedding season right around the corner, don’t skip out on this opportunity to find some pretty pieces in affordable prices!
Where: F39/2, Block 4, Clifton
When: 21st-28th November
Timings: 12:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Ayesha Somaya Winter Basic Collection
Ayesha Somaya will be exhibiting their collection of winter basics this weekend. The collection features asymmetrical and draped silhouettes. The exhibition will showcase casual and semi-formal ensembles embellished with studs, lace and hand-crafted buttons. Tunics, wrap around shirts and kimono tops will be available, along with embellished cigarette pants, capri pants and bell pants.
As the weather gets colder, linen becomes a must-have for every fashionista, so don’t miss out on this chance to check out Ayesha Somaya’s elegant collection!
Where: 13 C, 1st Sunset Commercial Street, Phase 4, D.H.A
When: 21st November
Timings: 12:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Launch of Saleha’s Festive Collection
Saleha will be unveiling her festive collection this weekend, just in time for the onslaught of weddings! The collection will feature formal outfits and net, silk and organza. Ensembles are heavily embellished with pearls, beads, sequins and handcrafted embroidery. The collection will feature outfits in a variety of colours, including subtle off-whites and baby pinks, as well as shimmering gold and black.
Saleha’s festive collection includes smart cuts with flowing, draped tunics worn over wide-legged pants and culottes. If you’re gearing up for a busy season of weddings, shaadi dinners, be sure to stop by!
Where: Shop no. 43, Zamzama Mall
When: 21st November
Timings: 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.