Nickie Nina

Sisters Nickie and Nina are the power-house of creativity behind their eponymous fashion brand and are considered one of the pioneers of eastern Haute Couture. Traditional embellishments and unconventional cuts fused with rich fabrics and textures make up a classic Nickie Nina ensemble. The designing duo point out this season’s trends to Sana Zehra

What are the key trends for bridal and wedding wear for the upcoming season?

The upcoming bridal and wedding wear consists of chunri and ethnic work in contemporary cuts.

What are classic silhouettes that flatter every woman?

Classic silhouettes will always be kurtas in different lengths.

What trends would you like to see die?

Cold shoulder, too over done already!

What trends would you like to see more women experiment with this season?

Shalwars need to make a comeback.

What do you hope to see more of from designers in bridal and wedding wear this season?

Classic and traditional work needs to be highlighted this bridal and wedding season.

If you’d choose to give any celebrity a makeover who would it be and why?

Benazir Bhutto will always remain a political and fashion icon and it would’ve been a dream come true to have dressed her.

What are a woman’s must-haves in her closet?

All black outfits are definitely a must have.

Any styling advice?

People should keep changing according to fashion trends without compromising their personal style.

Souchaj

Souchaj Bridals are known for being classic with timeless silhouettes and entirely hand mroidered.The immaclate tailoring and attention to detail ensure these pieces become Heirloom passed down for generations. Mehr and Mehak give their experts tips to Sana Zehra

What are the key trends for  this season’s bridal and wedding wear ?

Structured and voluminous silhouettes with classic cuts

Warm tones with deep hues

Rich fabrics, such as velvet, atlas, tissue, chunri, mukesh,etc.

What are the classic silhouettes that flatter every woman?

Any silhouette paired with a dupatta wrapped effortlessly around a woman

What trends would you like to see die?

That would definitely be the velvet wrap-arounds! They look more like a bathrobe rather than a fashion trend.

What trends would you like to see more women experiment with this season?

Women should try various body hugging inners with oversized silhouettes paired along with layers of rich velvet. They can further variate it with banarsi’s (khamkwab) and distinct Indian zari to create large volume and flare–a perfect blend of grace and elegance.

What do you hope to see more of from designers in bridal and wedding wear this season?

This season is all about being festive and bringing together culture and traditions. I am really looking forward to seeing some traditional Old School looks. It would be really nice and innovative to see different Old School looks coming together to bring out something much more unique.

If you’d choose to give any celebrity a makeover who would it be and why?

Meesha Shafi! She’s someone with her own unique sense of style. Her personality is very eccentric and she always manages to pull of anything whether its eastern or western.

What are a woman’s must-haves in her closet?

Every woman should have an intricate hand-embroidered shawl. This is a staple for every wardrobe as you can pull it off with almost anything.

Favourite all time designer?

Naeem Khan

Any styling advice?

One styling advice that can go a long way is: Less is definitely more.

Any fashion related message?

Simplicity done right can make a bold statement. Be yourself as that’s the most original fashion statement one can make.

Saadi Mirza

Saadia Mirza makes glamorous clothes that flatter a woman. Her outfits are as pretty and dazzling as she is. Saadia gives pointers to Sana Zehra on how to stand out this wedding season

What are the key trends for bridal and wedding wear for the upcoming season?

The key is individuality. The modern woman is confident; she knows who she is and what she wants. Her values translate into her clothes, especially for the most important day of her life. The on point bridals this season are classic with emphasis on volume, intricate embellishment and detail.

What are classic silhouettes that flatter every woman?

I believe the classic kurta, achkan, aijhar, and anghrakha suit most women.

What trends would you like to see die

Hold off the cloning of silver embellished bridals, pahleez!

What trends would you like to see more women experiment with this season?

I would love to see the farshi and the Dhaka pajama with a new modern cut, along with midriff length jackets to be experimented with this season.

What do you hope to see more of from designers in bridal and wedding wear this season?

I really hope to see more of old world charm and techniques intertwined with a new modern look.

If you’d choose to give any celebrity a makeover who would it be and why?

I find Armeena Rana extremely gorgeous; I’m certain she would pull off my clothes really well.

What are a woman’s must-haves in her closet?

A classic black dress or outfit A well-tailored jacket A statement necklace

Stilettos

Favourite all time designer?

Alexander McQueen

Any styling advice?

Wear what you’re comfortable in.

Any fashion related message?

Be original; replication is never flattery.

Hussain Rehar

Hussain Rehar’s collection represents contemporary fashion with clean lines. The colour palette ranges from metallic pastels to  vibrant explosions of rich colour. His collection mimics the transient beauty of nature exuding un-compromised strength. Sana Zehra asks Hussain about current bridal trends

What are the key trends for bridal and wedding wear for the upcoming season?

Embroidered and embellished culottes with angrakhas

Velvet separates

What are classic silhouettes that flatter every woman?

The A-line cut is the go-to silhouette for every body type. It is universally flattering and, therefore, a classic.

What trends would you like to see die?

Cold shoulder tops

Mom jeans

Peplum

What trends would you like to see more women experiment with this season?

Techno fabrics

Tonal dressing

Sharp suiting

What do you hope to see more of from designers in bridal and wedding wear this season?

Revival of the traditional fashion

If you’d choose to give any celebrity a makeover who would it be and why?

I’d choose Kangana Ranaut for being bold and fierce.

What are a woman must-haves in her closet?

Flared pants

Collared shirt

Oversized trench coat

Favourite all time designer?

Marni

Any styling advice?

Conquer your fear of colour.

Any fashion related message?

Be yourself and set new trends. Our fashion industry needs more of that.

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