Pakistan held it’s very first Bridal Couture Week From Nov 26-28, and fabulous designers like Nomi Ansari, Ali Xee, HSY and Mehdi were among the talented who had their garments shown down the runway. Produced by the Christy Turlington or Cindy Crawford of Pakistan, supermodel Vaneeza Ahmad, this show was poised for success and I was so excited to see pictures as they became available (though Vinny being on the runway would’ve made me happy!)! After all, the garments on display were geared towards brides-to-be like myself, and many designers definitely did not disappoint. I’ve waited to order my bridal trousseau (every Pakistani bride gets 10+ new outfits from her family as a wedding gift) just for fashion shows like this one…. so let’s get started talking about my most FAVORITE designer, Nomi Ansari.
Nomi Ansari’s show on night one was incredible! He blended traditional Pakistani and Ajrak styles with pops of color and fashion-forward looks for the young and modern bride. He’s one of my all-time favorite Pakistani designers. He plays with color in a way few designers know how to—he doesn’t overdo it yet he pushes the envelope just far enough.This bright pink outfit is outfitted with muted down beige sleeves, full-front embroidery and bead work, and also has colorful borders of bright green, dark blue, gold, orange and even a bit of lilac. This frock style outfit is perfect for a mehndi….and don’t be surprised if you see me wearing something like this next July! I just wish I could find better photos! His designs are amazing for the modern Pakistani bride who wants anything but the typical red and gold wedding outfits.
Here’s another amazing Nomi Ansari outfit that’s well suited for young, fun bride that wants a traditional mehndi green colored outfit that has a bit of pop. The orange sleeves give it a unique touch. I love the length, the wide pajamas, and judging by the other outfits he showed, the 6 inch border is totally in with Pakistani clothes right now.
And here’s another up close look at this FABULOUS outfit. And I have to say, the heavy embroidery around the neck eliminates the need for a necklace which allows for a heavy teeka (head piece) that this model is not afraid to rock. Love love love this outfit!
Not sure the cost on these clothes, and as Nomi is very difficult to get in contact with when trying to reach him via e-mail. These two outfits are top contenders for my mehndi outfit… do I go for hot pink or mehndi green? Decisions, Decisions.