Announcing the dates of PBCW, scheduled to run from October 13 to October 15, Shanaz Ramzi told the media that the three day event comprising six shows in all, will be a unique mix of glamour, fashion show runway and entertainment segments that could enliven any grand wedding. This year 21 designers are participating in the Pantene Bridal Couture Week, including top names from Pakistan, as well as India and the UAE.
Sharing his thoughts on the event, Hassan Fawad, Brand Communications Manager Pantene said: 'Pantene is one of the leading names in the beauty industry. Pantene Bridal Couture Week by Style360 is emerging as one of Pakistan's iconic fashion events and we are proud to be associated with it. This platform is not just a means for us to show our support for the booming fashion industry of Pakistan, but it also provides us with an opportunity to build strong, meaningful connections with women across Pakistan.
The line-up of local designers participating in the event is both eclectic and impressive to say the least. Participating in the three-day event in alphabetical order are: Ahmed Bilal, Ali Xeeshan, Ammar Shahid, Asifa & Nabeel, Cara, Erum Khan, Hajra Hayat, Hijab by Saba & Misbah, Kamiar Rokni, Kosain Kazmi, Kuki Concept, Maria B, Mehdi, Rani Emaan, Sadaf Arshad, Saira Rizwan, Shazia Bridal Gallery, Sonar Jewellery, Tabassum Mughal and Zainab Sajid.
Aside from this exciting line-up, Pantene Bridal Couture week will also include a special segment of Grand Couturiers featuring the country's 13 top designers. Amir Adnan, Shamaeel Ansari, Sana Safinanz, HSY, Nilofer Shahid, Maheen Khan, Deepak Perwani, Nomi Ansari, Rizwan Beyg, Rehana Saigol, Mina Hassan, Nickie Nina and Umar Sayeed are all going to be part of this special segment. Moreover, the show this year will also feature international designers Rashid Ali and Furne from the UAE and Charu Parashar from India.
The first day of the show will be choreographed by Ali Xeshan while day 2 and day 3 shows are being choreographed by the one-and-only, Hasan Sheharyar Yasin. Make-up artist for the first two days is one of the most respected names in the fashion industry and Pantene's official hair care expert, Saba Ansari of Sabs Salon. The third day's make-up and hair-styling will be done by the experienced Annie Manzoor of Alle'nora.
Forty models from across the country will be a part of the event this year including Pantene's official brand ambassador, Hira Tareen, Iraj, Mehreen Syed, Mehreen Kanwal (Maha), Rabiya Butt, Nooray Bhatty, Neha Ahmed, Faiza Ansari, Rubab, Fia, Amna Ilyas, Gia Ali, Racheal Gill, Konain, Ayaan, Rabya Chaudry, Zeba Ali and Faiza Ilyas.
The event's radio partner is FM91 (Radio 1), official airline partner is Pakistan International Airlines, while other sponsors include Nestle EverydayLite, Zong, PepsiCo, Tissot, Scentsation and Etihad Airlines.
The conference concluded with an exciting video presentation, followed by a special vote of thanks from President HUM Network Ltd., Sultana Siddiqui.
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