S P O T L I G H T Pantene Hum Bridal Couture Week 8 Best Looks Straight from the Runway Text By Saneela Jawad T he 15th edition of the most extravagant bridal show of the year; Pantene Hum Bridal Couture Week 2017 took place last month in the city of gardens, Lahore. Much like every other fashion week, the PHBCW was an elaborate affair. The event was attended by the who’s who of the fashion and entertainment industry along with the media persons and journalists. With more than 25 designers showcasing the winter bridal collections, the fashion week was crazier than before. The event was a star-studded affair; we spotted stars in the front row to the ramp, as they show stopped for various designers. As the three-day madness began, the GLOSS team noticed a few trends on the ramp like velvets, tassels and statement sleeves. While most pieces failed to impress, there were a few ensembles and a couple of collections that saved the show. Ali Xeeshan This blue and pink tie-dye lehenga by Ali Xeeshan from his collection Denial with intricate detailing has our heart. This lehenga is for an unconventional bride, who wants to go all out with colours. A social message of child marriage was highlighted through the collection, which is Ali’s style, a message with drama. The designers that displayed their collections included some well-known names and a few debutants, like Fahad Husayn, Ali Xeeshan, Mohsin Naveed Ranjha, Erum Khan, Amina Yasmeen by Mansoor Akram, Aisha Kiani, Demesne Couture, Maheen Taseer and Zonia Anwaar to name a few. The celebrity show-stoppers that we spotted included, Shaan Shahid, Uzma Hassan, Quratulain Baloch, Ahsan Khan, Ushna Khan, Saba Qamar, Iqra Aziz, Yumna Zaidi, Zara Noor Abbas, Asad Siddiqui and Asim Azhar among others. While most of the to-be-brides and grooms are on a wedding dresse lookout, here are the top 8 picks by GLOSS spotted at Pantene Hum Bridal Couture Week 2017. 12 Deepak and Fahad Deepak and Fahad’s bridal collection Shaahtaabi was showcased at BCW 2017 and we fell in love with this green full-length ensemble pulled off by Saheefa Jabbar. The maroon, intricate work, velvet shawl and green dupatta make up for its lack of bling.