When it comes to stunning wedding wear that everyone’s after, the name Faiza Saqlain immediately pop’s into our minds. The designer is known for taking various elements from Pakistani heritage and culture and transforming ethnic fabrics into gorgeous outfits that are hard to ignore.
Faiza Saqlain is back with her 2022-2023 bridal collection ‘Maraasim’ and takes her craft to the next level. With imperial drapery, exquisite craftsmanship, glorious fabrics, covered in color palettes, and vibes that match various kinds of wedding settings, ‘Maraasim’ is the perfect dreamy collection that will transcend you into the world of luxury.
Whether you are rooting for a lavish lehenga, or a pishwas, maybe asherwani? There’s something for everyone here. Fashion Times Magazine reviews and picks out the best of Saqlain’s new collection.
The Ideal Red
Being the most traditional and authentic color for bridal outfits, red is a color very close to every designer’s heart. For brides who absolutely want this colour as their wedding outfit, ‘Roushana’ is an absolute bliss for them. From traditional floral motifs with vines using dabka, marori, resham and zardozi, ‘Roushana’ is an ode to the tradition that has been going on generation after generation. Plus, the jewelry, accessories and potlis are an absolute treat that accentuates and complete the look.
The Classic Pishwas
The wedding edit is incomplete without a pishwas set. ‘Zawiya’ combines our love for some of the most amazing elements in wedding attire like hand-worked by artisans to create lotus blooms, floral bouquets and vases on a sumptuous tissue fabric. Our favourite part is how not only the heavily embroidered outfit looks unique, but the amount of meticulous care, diligence and love invested comes across as beautiful.
Saqlain loves playing with intricate florals and with ‘Mah’, we have seen floral in a completely new light. Nothing short of a royal bride, you can look elegant with this three-piece hand worked beige bridal lehnga featuring twinkling floral booti and stretched-out vines on a glistening base of tissue. With magnificent jewelry pieces, add the right amount of glamour at your Nikkah.
Playing with Shades
Next up is ‘Mahveen’, a gorgeous lehnga choli created from a lustrous fabric diligently worked in shades of yellow, tea pink and golden. Featuring hand-worked embroidered floral bouquets, the outfit is further prettified with dabka, marori and tilla work. It is ideal for a daytime dholki to make an effortless statement.
Grooms, would be happy to know that Saqlain hasn’t forgotten about them and has come up with interesting and fresh designs. Get ready to look dapper in ‘Ayaz’,a dusty gold three-piece sherwani constructed using a self-brocade fabric which is neatly embellished with sequins, dabka and katdaana. This ensemble is easy on the eyes with signature touch of the designer.
‘Maraasim’ is now available online and in-store