Lahore: With two consecutive nominations for the International Woolmark Prize [IWP] within the India and Middle East Nominees for 2015/16 and two nominations for this year’s Lux Style Award 2015 [Best Fashion Design Prét and Bridal], Sania Maskatiya announce the showcase of their fall/winter bridal and trousseau collection, “Afsaneh”on day 1 of the 5thPFDC L'Oréal Paris Bridal Week.

For this showcase, Sania Maskatiyaalso announces their collaboration with renowned jeweler Reama Malik of GOLDas the official jewellery partner withNine Westas the collections’ official footwearpartnerand an exclusive music-mix by DjShah Munir.

“Afsaneh” draws inspiration from the grandeur of times bygone and celebrates the sub continents’ rich cultural heritage by combining centuries old embroidery techniques with luxurious fabrics. “Afsaneh”endeavours to stay true to the brands signature aesthetic of presenting a host of separates in both contemporary and traditional silhouettes in contrasting patterns and materials of rich jewel tone velvets, brocades and whimsical nets. The collection consists of intricate thread work techniques of zardozi, aari, and shimmering textures of sequins and beadwork that have been employed to evoke the romance of the East and to present a unique take that aspires to appeal to the modern bride.

“Afsaneh” will be available for custom order at the House of Sania Maskatiya bridal studio, immediately following its runway debut.

The Sania Maskatiya brand is best known for their versatile, specialised prints, textile design based on pure fabrics, unique colours, and fine craftsmanship. The brand has rapidly expanded both nationally and internationally. In Pakistan the brand hosts three stand-alone stores each of which is located in prime shopping locations both in Karachi and Lahore. The brand is further available at select national stockists. Internationally, the brand continues to develop regional and global presence; to that end Sania Maskatiya has been shortlisted for the coveted International Woolmark Prize for the second consecutive time this 2015 with two nominations at Lux Style Awards 2015 for the Best in Fashion Design Prét and Bridal categories and is one of the first brands from Pakistan to have staged a solo showcase at the Lakme Fashion Week in 2014. In terms of retail and global accessibility, the brand is further available worldwide through a dedicated e-commerce store, in the Middle East through a stand-alone retail space in Dubai and in Europe, the US, Singapore and India through a series of stockists.