If it is Bollywood’s “Rockstar” that has brought Kashmiri hand embroidery back in fashion in India, it is Pakistan’s young designer Ali Xeeshan who showcased at the on-going Pakistan Fashion Design Council L`Oreal Paris Bridal Week how intricate thread work on bold colours and a dash of sequins can bring out the beauty of this craft. Xeeshan, who designs under his Crimson label, has been working on Kashmiri embroideries for almost a year. His couture was a delight for fashionistas
The next show by designers Faraz and Sundas Manan of label Rouge, splashed the runway with myriad colours like midnight blue, coral-pink, turquoise-green, beige, gold, off-white, orange with balanced work of zardozi and jewel-based embellishments.
Loved the Off-shoulder, knee-length kurtis with thread fringes at the hemline, saris, lehengas. Anarkalis dominated the collection while shimmer fabric was used to add zing to the heavily embroidered outfits and it worked in their favour.