PFDC's L'Oréal Paris Bridal Week 2019 wrapped up last night with a grand finale by HSY but not much else to write home about.
The three-day affair had its highs and lows, with some old favourites like Misha Lakhani, Mahgul and Nida Azwer killing it with their showcases but many major fashion heavyweights being unable to deliver.
That said, we went trend-spotting and weren't disappointed. This year PLBW presented countless options for everyone even tangentially connected to winter weddings: the bride, of course, but also her sister-in-law, and also her second cousin's best friend who's only attending the wedding for the gulab jamun.
Here are our top picks:
Red and pink is a winning combo
Mohsin Naveed Ranjha made his PFDC catwalk debut this year and we were spoilt for choice to pick a favourite from the showcase. That said, this particular red and pink number stood out, there's so much to love here!
From the beautiful play on colours to the velvet lehnga paired with a halter peplum, this one gets a big thumbs up from us.
Corset with a twist
Channeling some old world charm with this sari with a corset, this outfit by Mahgul needs to magically land in our closet, like now.
Black is the new black
For all those who don't like OTT embroidery and would wear black > everything, this Misha Lakhani ensemble is for you. So sophisticated and chic.
A pop of lime green goes a long way
We looked at this one long and hard. While we're usually not big fans of ruffles, trust Kamiar Rokni to make 'em high fashion. For those who aren't afraid to have some fun and take sartorial risks, this one's for you.
Hussain Rehar knows when not to go overboard
Lots of dainty embroidery's great and all but we're all about that less is more aesthetic and Hussain Rehar just gets our vibe. The powder blue paired with orange and red with chunky embroidery is totally our vibe.
Powersuit meets sari
We love mixing it up with jackets especially with occasion wear so we're glad to see more of these long layers on the ramp by HSY and Nida Azwer among others.
Unleash your inner warrior princess
Something about this look is just so powerful. Cinched at the waist and paired with voluminous pants, this one is sure to make you stand out from the crowd.