Sunday, October 3, 2010

Honey Waqar at Bridal Asia 2010

Aspirations ran high on the evening of the first curtain-raiser show of India’s premium wedding extravaganza. The venue was Hyatt Hotel, New Delhi. The occasion was the preview presentation of bridal collections by the designers showcasing at the three-day exhibition of Bridal Asia 2010. The audience was the crème de la crème of Delhi fashion, business and social scene.

Day Two of the event had a great line up as top names of Indian bridal couture unveiled the upcoming trends in bridal and festive wear. Rina Dhaka, Bhairavi Jaikishan, Shane & Falguni Peacock, Pallavi Jaikishan, and of course Honey Waqar from Pakistan.

The high point of the Bridal Asia this year was the collection of Pakistani designer Honey Waqar unveiling her line called Cabochon.

She sent down the ramp avant garde pieces one after another. Colourful spectrum transcended into elegant silhouettes with fine intricacy of surfaced ornamentation combining semi-precious stones (turquoise, agates, turmillen, corals, onyx) in her collection.

Honey has been a regular participant in Bridal Asia for the last five years and has maintained the hallmark that defines the brilliance of Pakistani fashion. Designs showcased in her segment were flawless, both in terms of variety and quality. Long-flowing shirts paired with Dhaka pajamas and culottes, encrusted with rich hand embroidery and liberal use of semi-precious stones, Swarovski crystals and real pearls portrayed a true picture of the contemporary Pakistani bride. The standing ovation which Honey received at the end of her segment was well-deserved and a proud moment for Pakistan.

Honey Waqar’s turn on the catwalk was followed by Pallavi Jaikishen’s label. I believe that the audience got bored with her same old interpretation of bridal couture after ex-super model Feroze Gujral opened the segment for Pallavi, and those in the front row started leaving the hall soon after.

Bridal Asia 2010 was a well-attended and well-organised event that served as an ideal platform for people related to the bridal industry in Asia. The three-day exhibition brought together the finest bridal products under one roof. The event was yet another success for Divya Gurwara who conceptionalised and executed the idea of this premium wedding extravaganza in India.

Story by Dawn, Pictures by IndianWeddingSite and Dawn

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