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Pakistani Designers Join India Bridal Fashion Week

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By Roxanne Bildan   Since its launch in 2010, India Bridal Fashion Week (IBFW) will include designers from Pakistan for the first time. I mean, why not? Pakistan shares a common craft heritage of bridal embroidery and couture embellishment. Therefore, they have every reason to be included! This year, the Pakistan Fashion Design Council (PFDC) made sure to include its biggest names in bridal couture alongside Suneet Varma, Tarun Tahiliani, Rohit Bal and Anamika Khnna in Delhi from July 23 to 28. Although as much as the Pakistani designers, like Maheen Karder Ali of Karma, are already stocking up their labels at the PFDC’s The Boulevard Boutique, this is the very first time that their collections will be publicized as part of an “Indian Fashion Week.” Mini Bindra, the heart behind The Boulevard, explains, “We had an independent fashion show in Delhi last year and when we opened the store. Now, we want the quality of our Pakistani designers to be comparable to the established names in India, which is why we decided to participate in the bridal week.” Customers are able to set up personal appointments with the couturieres or just gaze at the collection of the Bridal Luxuery Couture Exposition, organized by the IBFW. Not to mention, that prices start at Rs 50,000 ($1000 CAD). Talk about Haute Couture! Could a Pakistani bridal designer be the next Ritu Kumar? pakistancouturefashion

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