PLBW18 – Nomi Ansari’s collection ‘Maya’ featuring Maya Ali steals the show PLBW 18

The Pakistan Fashion Design Council in collaboration with L’Oréal Paris, the world’s leading beauty brand, presented PFDC L’Oréal Paris Bridal Week [#PLBW18] which officially commenced on 4th September 2018, marking the eighth consecutive year of the bridal couture platform.

PFDC L’Oréal Paris Bridal Week 2018 Day-1 was opened by haute couturier Nomi Ansari who showcased his Bridal/Festive collection ‘Maya’ (Illusion), in collaboration with jewelry designer Hamna Amir. Inspired by the splendor of the subcontinent’s opulent palaces of yore, the collection invokes a sophisticated, timeless majesty, while staying true to the design house’s signature aesthetics.

Working with sumptuous tulle, pure organza and sheer layers to create voluminous silhouettes, including flowing skirts, wide pants and Dhaka pajamas dovetailed with sleek, tailored cholis; the festive collection is buoyed by a varied and vivid colour spectrum veering from ivory, mint, apple green and candy pink to saffron, gold, rouge red, magenta, midnight blue and noir black.

‘Maya’ is further exquisitely embellished with antique gota details and artisanal hand-embroidery, including zardozi, aari, mukesh and intricate appliqué work, end-noted with a playful and inventive splash of Swarovski crystals, ideal for myriad celebratory occasions including wedding events and sangeet soirées.

Lead actress Maya Ali from Teefa in Trouble participated in the designer’s showcase as a celebrity showstopper.