Tabya Khan opened day 3 of PFDC L’Oréal Paris Bridal Week with a beautiful presentation. Creamy colours with skilled play of fabric and embroidery for maximum effect. Her showstopper Sarwat Gilani did complete justice to the ensemble that took significant amount of work and love, and looked graceful.

Faraz Manan took his brides for a stroll through English gardens and they came back with edgy silhouettes and a palette that would appeal to even the most discerning brides. Icy hues and creamy blushes, with shocking forest green gown and tradition red ensemble for flavour. A stellar collection, raising the bar of PFDC L’Oréal Paris Bridal Week.

Hira Ali fashion week memo said, ‘have fun’- and that is exactly what this season’s debutant did. The collection that walked down Hira Ali’s runway had little bridal relevance, and landed somewhere in the grey area between prét and couture. Now that we are done being the format-nazi, let’s applaud the collection for being so well done. Her separates will reign the next season, and colour palette remained winter and festive. Her tailoring skills are par excellence, creating patterns and silhouettes to add a femme fatale flair to her pieces. Edgy yet a hint of restraint. Well done Hira, but let’s discuss fashion week formats someday over red velvet cake.

HSY had a grand finale this evening, marking the end of PFDC L’Oréal Paris Bridal Week 2018. HSY has a distinct style, where there is always breathing room in his designs despite OTT embroidery and embellishments. For a bridal collection, this is not only key but also a rather difficult balance to attain – to know where to stop. His collection for this season takes on an exaggerated form, with some overdrawn shoulders and multi-layered ensembles. He broke the monotony with trendy sunnies and jewel toned turbans, adding his own kind of funk. The collection would also make great separates, allowing one to inject personal style and aesthetic preferences. Once again, king of couture has done it like no other.

And this, ladies and gentlemen, brings us to the end of PFDC L’Oréal Paris Bridal Week 2018. Until next year.