Karachi March (31, 1, 2,) 2017: Pakistan’s premier entertainment network, HUM Network Limited in collaboration with QMobile, Pakistan’s leading Smartphone Company, rolled out the red carpet of the country’s biggest and most awaited bridal fashion extravaganza, QMobile HUM Bridal Couture Week 2017 Styled by Sweet Touch. It showcased the latest and the best of Pakistani bridal trends by leading and burgeoning fashion designers on the catwalk and was choreographed by former supermodel Vaneeza Ahmed.
The three day Bridal Extravaganza was attended by the whoose of the fashion and showbiz industry, bloggers and top notch Socialiites that added to the glitz and glamour of the event. The event was held at Pearl Continental Karachi and PR was done by Hum Network.
The three day Fashion show showcased various designers who presented their collection in a unique way and charmed the audience with it.
Day one of the bridal extravaganza kicked of with Amir Adnan’s amazing An Ode to Heritage, followed by Yasmin Zaman’s Jashan-e-Bahar, a celebration of spring. Rizwan Ahmed was the third to present his collection Sonehri on the runway which was followed by Impulse by Aisha Farid. Show 1 was concluded by Naushad Imdad’s Eminence III, a prequel of his previous collection showcased last year.
Day 1 Show 2 of QHBCW started with Zauq presented by Arsalan Iqbal, which was followed by QMobile Star – Gogi by Hassan Riaz. Day 1 of the three-day bridal extravaganza concluded on a high note with 1909 by the couture king, Hassan Shehryar Yasin.
QHBCW, famous for adding allure to the runway with an illustrious list of showstoppers, had an amazing line-up and power-packed performances on the first day; Raga Boys opened the show for Amir Adnan with a special performance while the stunning Anoushey Ashraf show-stopped for Yasmin Zaman. Actress Sara Khan and Agha Ali walked the ramp for Rizwan Ahmed’s collection while the gorgeous Aizah Khan, Danish Tehmoor, Zahid Ahmed, Noor Khan, Sami Khan, Sana Fakhir & QYT added grandeur to Aisha Farid’s Impulse. Naushad Imdad brought Yasir Shah and Raeed Khan to show-stop for the brand while Ali Kazmi walked the ramp for Arsalan Iqbal with a live qawwali performance by Hamza Akram & Team. Tehmina Khalid, Khalid Anam and Noor Bukhari walked the ramp for Gogi by Hassan Riaz while the charming Bilal Ashraf show-stopped for the incredible HSY.
After the exhilarating and flawless execution of Day 1 of QHBCW styled by Sweet Touch, Day 2 of the bridal extravaganza started with shimmering celebrities and socialites on the beautifully decorated red carpet, with lounges by different sponsors. Second day of the three-day extravaganza showcased the latest bridal trends by leading and burgeoning fashion designers and as always, QMobile HUM Bridal Couture Week styled by Sweet Touch left its audience stunned with its majestic stage, uniquely set for a one of kind fashion show.
Show one of QHBCW day 2 started with Amina Yasmeen by Mansoor Akram’s Bridal/Formal Couture ’17, followed by Ayesha & Usman Qamar’s Enchanted Garden, a collection that focused on flowery colours and a romantic mood. Faika Karim was the third to present her collection Noorie on the runway which was followed by Umsha by Uzma Babar’s Forever, a collection with an immaculate taste for modern artistry amalgamated into traditional intricacy to conclude show 1. Fahad Hussayn brought the much needed bridal drama to the ramp with his collection titled, Dara Shikoh Aur Sunehri Churail which was followed by QMobile Star Ahmed Sultan’s Kingdom of Alliums. Day 2 of three-day bridal extravaganza concluded with a special segment titled The Classic Red featuring all the critically acclaimed and established designers to showcase one exquisite outfit displaying in the colour, with a focus on depicting tradition, culture, love and vibrancy. Designers who showcased in this segment included Adnan Pardesy, Ali Xeeshan, Faraz Manan, Farah Talib Aziz, Karma, Maheen Taseer, Mehdi, Misha Lakhani, Sania Maskatiya, Shamaeel Ansari, Tena Durrani, Elan, Zaheer Abbas and Zara Shahjahan.
QMobile HUM Bridal Couture Week styled by Sweet Touch known for its stars hosted an amazing line up of showstoppers; the stunning Gia Ali and the beautiful Sanam Chaudhry walked the ramp for Mansoor Akram while Ghana Ali and the gorgeous Aizah Khan show-stopped for Faika Karim. Aima Baig performed for Umsha by Uzma Babar while Zhalay Sarhadi, Syra Sheroz, Mansha Pasha, Faris, Kent, and Osama show-stopped for the brand. Mehwish Hayat and Azfar Rehman added grandeur to Fahad Hussayn’s collection while the emerging singing sensation Asim Azher dazzled the audiences with his melodious voice in QMobile presents Classic Red segment.
QMobile HUM Bridal Couture Week 2017 styled by Sweet Touch, by HUM Network Limited in collaboration with QMobile, Pakistan’s leading Smartphone Company, concluded on a high note on Sunday, 2nd April, 2017 in Karachi. The final day of QHBCW 2017 attracted a huge number of celebrities, socialites and fashionistas. The audiences were treated to the beautiful aroma of fresh flowers and fun activities in the foyer area, where they captured the fun moments in the beautifully designed lounges. These were further treated by the change in décor of the ramp area.
The concluding day of QHBCW started with the designer duo Asifa & Nabeel’s A Roaring Melodrama. The collection brought dynamic pieces of oceanic waves fused with the fragile carnations on the ramp, followed by Annus Abrar’s Shehnaai. Emraan Rajput was the third to present his collection Chashme Shahi on the runway which was followed by Sana Abbas’ Noor to conclude show 1 of the final day. Show 2 of QHBCW started with the Nouvelle Mariée Vol II by the designer duo Nickie Nina, which was followed by Ahsan Menswear’s Samjhota. The 14th edition of QMobile HUM Bridal Couture Week styled by Sweet Touch was concluded by none other than the amazing Sonya Batla.
The concluding day of QHBCW had an amazing line-up and power-packed performances; the show started with a special QMobile light performance. Kubra Khan of Sang-e-Marmar fame and Shahzad Sheikh graced the ramp for Asifa & Nabeel whereas the beautiful Neelum Muneer show-stopped for Annus Abrar and Sonia Hussain show-stopped for Sana Abbas. Junaid Khan walked for Emraan Rajput and the beautiful Sumbul Iqbal show-stopped for Nickie Nina. The designer duo also paid tribute to the late Junaid Jamshed. Another scintillating QMobile light performance set the mood for the finale where the charismatic Humaima Malik walked the runway for Sonya Battla and Fuzon performed live to conclude the bridal extravaganza. Sonya Battla’s collection was dedicated to Dar ul Sukoon, a home for physically and mentally challenged children and adults and Sister Ruth thanked the designers and encouraged the audiences to come forward and support the good cause of providing food and shelter to the helpless.
Jewellery partner for the 14th edition of QHBCW styled by Sweet Touch is Shafaq Habib and hair and makeup is by Nabila [N-Pro and N-Gents] with backstage management by Muneera & Aamir of Production 021. All public relations operations and media liaison is carried out by the in-house PR team of HUM Network Limited along with show production and execution by the special projects and events team at HUM Network Limited.
Sultana Siddiqui – President HUM Network Limited
I take pride in the fact that wonderful things are happening in Pakistan and what I had always visioned is being fulfilled today. One such field that is gaining impetus in our society is the fashion industry, and that is why I encourage fashion and its intricate thread work and designing through our fashion shows to open a window to the world. We have also given a platform to new designers to present their clothes, an opportunity that was otherwise not available to them. As the shows are seen globally their work, along with the established designers, gets known abroad. The aim of introducing new things at HUM Network carries foremost the purpose to give a positive image. With time our purpose is being fortified as the world is acknowledging the upcoming designers who are making a mark in the fashion world. This platform is getting respect internationally day by day.
At Hum TV we have always kept in mind that our country should be known for presenting art in a positive way. Our dramas are shown on Netflix and we are now making films which will also help in boosting the clothing industry and jewellery worn by the artists, abroad, thus uplifting the soft image of the country from our platform.
All in all QMobile Bridal Couture Week 2017 Styled by Sweet Touch was a grand endeavour and like always was able to set a trend when it comes to promoting Local Fashion.