“PFDC L’Oréal Paris Bridal Week has helped a lot in systematizing the business of fashion in Pakistan. International buyers from all over the world are interested in Pakistani fashion which is great for our economy. With every passing year the expectations are higher and higher. I am expecting a brilliant response this time!”
The Ali Xeeshan Theater Studio will be showcasing a bridal collection of men’s wear and womenswear pieces titled “Baghawat” on Day 2 of PFDC L’Oréal Paris Bridal Week 2014. The collection is inspired by a mix of the Ancient Roman civilization, warriors and the idea of defiance, which stems from the designer’s ambition to rebel against perceived ideas about beauty, elegance, propriety and most importantly, against the designer himself as an individual. Expect lush fabrics such as customised Shinghai, French velvet, French raw silk and jacquard in floor length jackets with high necks and beautifully tailored two piece sleeves, mid-calf length body-conturing dresses and corsets made with French patrons and boning, which provides structure and holds the garment to the body. The ensembles are embellished in a vast array of motifs reminiscent of the Ancient Roman culture and are based in a vibrant spectrum of shades and hues that depict passion and rebellion.
Ali Xeeshan is predominantly a couture designer specializing in formal and bridal wear and is now offering a diffusion prêt line. His design philosophy is to treat each outfit as an individual piece of art. Drawing inspiration from a strong cultural heritage and blending it with international trends, using unusual shades with a complete command over the colour palette, he uses high-end luxurious fabrics, merged with both unconventional embellishment techniques, and has mastered the art of both traditional and contemporary cuts.