The entire world is currently experiencing a public health emergency as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Social distancing is being practiced and all major events and celebrations are either delayed or kept on a small scale. Pakistani families that are known to host big fat weddings are also planning smaller ceremonies and spending less on weddings because of restrictions. During this time, Hussain Rehar’s solo show in Lahore brought back the wedding festivities for all of us who love and missed traditional Pakistani weddings.
The designer featured his collection Nawab Zaadiyan at the solo show held in Lahore this weekend. The collection had its roots linked to cultural norms and the deep aesthetics of the Nawab era. Nawab Zaadiyan was showcased in Wusaaq, beautifully curated in the heart of Lahore. The venue was researched and picked according to the theme of the event, depicting the true beauty and essence of heritage fit to showcase the latest bridal collection.
“The cultural presentation of this collection can be seen by eyeing colours, motifs, embroidery, paintings and various other elements used to enlighten the concept. The delicacy and finesse of the ensembles are of no less importance than the design. The art of embellished fabrics has come from Nawabs and has made its way to our lifestyle. Each of the girl styled, narrates a new story of an old era that needs to remembered forever in a modern way,” the designer described his vision on Instagram.
The show was divided into three segments; Mehndi, Baraat and Walima, like most of our Pakistani weddings. Cultural traditions like Mehndi lagana , Doodh Pilae and Salami became the highlight of the event along with all the band baja and baraat.
Let’s take a look at Hussain Rehar’s first solo show that displayed a full wedding experience: