“PFDC L’Oréal Paris Bridal Week has always been a splendid affair, painstakingly organized at the best possible venue. Ms. Saigol and the crew of PFDC has worked hard to give the designers this platform to always participate in the event proudly.”
Asifa & Nabeel’s collection for PFDC L’Oréal Paris Bridal Week 2012 is a ‘Tribute to Jahan Ara Begum’ – the eldest daughter of Shah Jehan and Empress Mumtaz Mehal. Taking inspiration from this revered sub-continental icon who was an engineer, a writer, a painter and an artist, she was known for wearing the most opulent chadors and kameezes, her passion for rubies, diamonds and sapphires and her robes were resplendent with motifs delicately embellished with beads, rubies, sapphires and shimmering sequence. Asifa & Nabeel ode to the era is reflected in this collection based in fabrics such as net and lace velvet interspersed with intricate beading and zardozi works with elegant cuts. The collection is presented in hues of midnight blue, earthy greens, golden and maroon. Asifa & Nabeel will also be showcasing their menswear collection comprising of kurtas, shirts and jackets inspired by Mughal Royalty.
The label Asifa & Nabeel has been established for the past 13 years and is well renowned and respected for its Bridal, Prêt-à-porter and Haute Couture lines. In 1998, their innate creative talent and keen sense of design resulted in an exhibition that completely sold out during the set up for display. This proved to be a compelling source of encouragement for the duo (Asifa & Nabeel) and since then, their efforts are manifest in ensembles that spell ethereal elegance and panache. Indeed, Asifa & Nabeel signature style is found in their flamboyant use of diverse fabrics and unique interplay of colours and cuts. The brand currently retails in three of Pakistan’s major cities as well as to an international clientele.
Asifa & Nabeel’s collection for PFDC L’Oréal Paris Bridal Week 2012 is a ‘Tribute to Jahan Ara Begum’ – the eldest daughter of Shah Jehan and Empress Mumtaz Mehal.