Heavy Dress Design Nadia lakdawala 2012

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Nadia Lakdawala romance with fashion began in 1999 when she launched her eponymous line of bridal haute couture and prêt wear. Since then there has been no looking back for the Nadia Lakdawala label whose design impel us is the perfect antidote to the festive “mehndi or mayoun”

Also, craftsmanship holds lot of importance in Pakistani designs! In bridal wear, embroidery, bold prints and bandhini are in demand there, she says.

Lakdawala says a reawakening is taking place in Pakistani fashion. Our designers are also becoming fashion conscious and know what’s in vogue even outside. But ramp shows and unveiling of new collections is still not very popular there.

India is ahead of Pakistan when it comes to experimenting with fashion, art and culture and the designers here are creating bold outfits. Compared to those in our country, it is still traditional designs and dresses which are made by fashion fraternity, says Lakdawala.

However, many designers go to international fashion weeks and unveil the collections there. Our designs, especially bridal are also a great hit with Indians living in US and England, she says.

Ranjana, who imports suits and sarees from Pakistan, feels even in daily wear, Pakistani designs are becoming popular here.

Whether it is in cotton, chiffon or silk, the embroidered Pakistani suits.

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