There is no better platform than PFDC for not just promoting existing designers but also for nurturing new talent in Pakistan. And as a couture designer, I believe PLBW will provide immense space and opportunities for my designs to get a mark.- Faiza Saqlain 

Faiza Saqlain is all set to showcase her capsule collection as part of the Rising Talent segment at the PFDC L’Oreal Paris Bridal Week 2015. She spoke to SiddySays about her upcoming showcase and here is everything we learned:

Do you have a formal degree in fashion?

I graduated in Fashion Design with Bachelor’s Degree from Pakistan Institute of Fashion and Design (PIFD) with a Distinction in my Thesis in 2012.

What is it about the fashion world that drives you?

Thrill

Which designer do you look up to in the Pakistani Fashion Industry?

Naming one will not do justice to others. We have got immense talent in our country and most of the high end brands are doing their finest.

Who is your Muse?

Lady Diana

What is the inspiration behind your collection?

The collection takes inspiration from the glory of Elizabeth era when Queen Elizabeth 1 reigned. Since Queen Elizabeth was a great follower of fashion herself, the collection takes deep inspiration from the Queen’s gowns which were gorgeously hand embroidered giving a very prized look, mirroring the prosperity and energy of the age.

What are the different crafts you have showcased in your collection?

The collection has both hand embroidery and couture detailing. There is a strong emphasis on the motifs of the garments relating to that era having intricate embroidery details including pearls, stones and other contemporary material used in hand embellishment. A little bit of exaggeration would also be found in garments reminiscent to that time.

Who is the collection for? Describe the woman wearing your designs.

Today’s modern and chic woman having great aesthetics.

Why is this showcase important for you?

Since this is my debut bridal show, it is very close to my heart.

Here is to wishing Faiza Saqlain good luck with her bridal debut showcase! Stay tuned on our blog, Insta, Periscope and Snapchat for regular updates! 

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Written by Foha Raza
Assistant Editor.