When it comes to Pakistani fashion, it’s been incredible seeing designers working to make sure we embrace modern tones, while clasping onto our cultural pride. So when it comes to bridal couture, what has materialized is a stunning combination of cultural ambiance and inspired modern femininity. Here are the Top Pakistani Wedding Designers with their best Pakistani Dresses Wedding Wear.
- Bunto Kazmi
Perhaps the oldest yet most sought-after designer in the history of Pakistan, Bunto Kazmi has been three decades in the making. Without fail, her label continues to stand out having been established as the reigning hallmark for being the absolute best; marking her the “Vera Wang of the East.” Her creations strike the perfect balance between traditional and contemporary bridal wear.
Khadijah Shah birthed her signatory label ÉLAN as an extension of a small atelier being run by her mother, where she initiated as an aspiring designer in her formative years. The expansive vision undertaken by Khadijah notably thrives in the detailed and elaborate embellishments, embroidery and motifs she curates for every bridal occasion.
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In Pakistan, if you think of luxury designer wear, you automatically revert to ÉLAN ensembles whose reputation precedes them. This fact is reverberated by the numerous copycats that lurk in the industry; ever hungry to sell counterfeit pieces to those who can’t afford it.
- Faraz Manan
This designer deserves much appreciation for generating buzz not just in Pakistan, but our next-door neighbor as well: India. Established in 2003, the label is (and has been) pretty much in the lead.
Having mastered the art of layering, detailed threadwork together with cut-work techniques which employ incorporating the West’s modern femininity, his work speaks for itself. Too many times his pieces are adorned by eminent Bollywood actresses like Kareena Kapoor Khan, Jacqueline Fernandez, and Madhuri Dixit, who have become avid fans of his designs over time.
- Tena Durrani
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Her work mostly pays homage to her cultural roots seeped within the heavily worked floral borders and embroidered cholis that make use of nakshi, sequins, crystals, and stones.
Dubbed the ‘New King of Couture’ by Harper’s Bazaar, Hassan Shehreyar Yasin is the force behind the label sporting his name. Deeply inspired by the spiritual beauty of his ancestry, Yasin is the founding member of Pakistan’s largest fashion powerhouse and has spared no time in bringing haute couture to his audience.
- Farah Talib Aziz
Farah Talib Aziz is a designer who, through the introduction of intricate effeminate and light bridal wear, has quickly emerged as one of Pakistan’s leading designers. With a background in textiles, Farah retains expertise and training in tailoring, a passion she took ten steps further by expanding on her unique perspective on bridal fashion. This Karachi-based designer prefers to play with pastel or softer tones that resonate with the summer/spring vibe, setting her apart from the traditional bold and congenial bridal looks.
- Faiza Saqlain
When it comes to Pakistani fashion, it’s been incredible seeing designers working to make sure we embrace modern tones, while clasping onto our cultural pride. So when it comes to bridal couture, what has materialized is a stunning combination of cultural ambiance and inspired modern femininity.
- Nickie Nina
Another pioneer in Pakistan’s fashion industry, the lovechild of designers Aliya “Nickie” Ali and Nabila “Nina” Khan has exceedingly become popular with its influential dress labels. They exhibit their talents by presenting their creations in chunri and block prints to mirror the aesthetic inspired by the Mughal Empire.
In terms of adhering to utmost exclusivity while redefining luxury fashion, Suffuse is an up-and-coming brand to be on the lookout for. A Lahore-based label established by Sana Yasir back in 2012, it’s grown due to an audience thirsting after its glittery and floral patterns. Now, Suffuse has managed to capture the international market as well.