The Bank Alfalah Rising Talent Show featured individual capsule presentations by 3 designers:
Aamina Naeem made her ramp debut at PFDC L’Oréal Paris Bridal Week 2016 as part of the Bank Alfalah Rising Talent with her collection titled ‘Bourgeois Mistress de Haute Naissance’. The collection takes its inspiration from an 18th century mistress Madame Pompadour, and from prominent showbiz figure Madonna. The idea behind the collection is to bring to light the contrast between two women who existed in very different times.. The collection consists of dresses with nipped waist and bustier inspired by corsets and skirts that have been achieved with the help of draping. The color palette utilizes mainly different tones of the color Pink since it was Madam Pompadour who introduced the trend of ‘Pompadour Pink’ in the French court. Silhouettes are X-line for all dresses, comprising of bustier along with draped ruffles, sheer jacket and elements of half cut bows. Belts have been used to enhance the waist along with full circle skirts pinched into pleats in one piece of fabric without adding a side seam.
Maryam Amjad showcased her capsule bridal collection titled ‘Medusa’ in the Bank Alfalah Rising Talent PLBW16. Inspired by the under-water serene life, the collection is further inspired by the jellyfish and its lifecycle. Using fabrics such as silk and organza, Amjad has used experimental cuts with layering done through fabric and embossed screen-printing. The colour palette comprises of turquoise, white and accents of grey with silhouettes inspired by the life cycle and evolution of a jellyfish.
Sara Naqvi made her ramp debut at PFDC L’Oréal Paris Bridal Week 2016 as part of the Bank Alfalah Rising Talent with her collection titled ‘Sarkash Rajkumari’. The collection portrays Naqvi’s fascination with Pakistan’s culture, history and heritage specifically with the intricacy of workmanship of the Mughal Era. Through her collection she has aimed to tell a story much like various elements of the Mughal Era.