Shamsha Hashwani presented the finale at Day 2 of the PFDC Loreal Fashion Bridal Week 2016. Inspired by her childhood memory of a beautifully designed Indian carpets in her parents home, Hashwani presented her collection ‘A Mughal Mirage’. The carpet bore illustrations of the Mughal Dynasty, animated miniatures of bejewelled men smoking from pipes, twirling figures with caps, and horse backed warriors fighting with swords. The collection was notable for the incredible artistry of the hand-worked shawls and for the juxtaposition of contemporary silhouettes with traditional craftsmanship.
Hashwani’s collection was inspired by depictions of the Mughal Dynasty, fusing classic cuts with detailed embellishments using zardozi, resham, marori, beadwork, appliquéd pearls and Swarovski. The color palette was based on soft, fresh tones such as honeydew green and coral pink with shades of ivory and beige to create harmony throughout the palette and hints of maroon blending traditional and contemporary colours. Featuring a variety of silhouettes, such as angarkha kurti’s, bridal shirts, jackets, wide trousers and hipster ghararas the collection aimed to capture all parts of a bridal trousseau.