Clad in blood-red sari with a tiny dot in her forehead, and loose braids entangled with the aromatic jasmine, she looked like a fairy that stepped down from the heavens.
This was perhaps a common scene in the bygone days for every bride sitting timidly on the wedding dais. And this very look in its versions is termed as the 'classic' in much of South Asian history. But there are so many amongst us, who want to try out our own looks, one that defines our personality, which may be anything but timid! For the bold amongst us, the wild, the creative, freedom-hugging beautiful goddesses, who are not shy of expressing their styles, even on a very conservative occasion like the Bengali wedding —Zubaida Faiza, the proprietor of Zubaida Faiza Clothing line, introduces her latest'semi-bridal' collection.
"The styles are very much tradition-inspired and yet,also very fusion based. The lehengas are minimalistic and yet jam-packed with modern cuts and embroidery that will definitely make a bride stand out on her wedding day," revealed the designer.
There's nothing to fret for those who are not planningto get married this season but thinking of attending one in a brand-new avatar.
"Yes! Exactly so…The latest semi-bridal collection is super bubbly, spring inspired and fabulously in sync with the season's mood. So, anybody who has a loved one getting married in spring, can also wear the very trendy wedding outfit, especially to turn all the heads at the event," said a beaming Faiza.
And true it was,with an amalgamation of exclusive zardozi work, trendy frills, embroidery, mirror work, modern cuts, floral imprints and bright colours, this collection is anything but common.
In fact, it is an exclusive collection that can only brighten up any occasion and bring out the bubbly personality of the wearer, even more so.
I know I am already a big fan.
Photo: Kaushik Iqbal Photography
Models: Sabrina Zaman Riba, Afia Tabassum Borno, Ansa Tasfiha Suhi, Salma Noor, Maua Zannatul
Hair and Makeup: Onnesha Rahman, Raisa Naushin
Styling: Isha Yeasmin
Wardrobe: Zubaida Faiza Clothing
Accessories: Minerva by Mahjabin Ahmed Shiuly
Set design: Enchanted by Sausan Khan Moyeen
Location: United city