Fashion designer Nilofer Shahid Dastaan-e-Firdaus collection Pantene HUM Bridal Couture Week 2019 in Lahore.
Nilofer Shahid pays a moving tribute to Kashmir.
“Agar Firdaus bar ru-ye zaminast,
Haminast or haminast or haminast ”
“If there is a paradise on earth,
It is this, it is this and it is this. ”- Emperor Jehangir (speaking of Kashmir)
Kashmir is the beautiful poetry of God! This Kashmir collection represents the dramatic periods in the history of Kashmir. The bold representation of the tailor is a testimony of Nilofer’s creative genius, the use of the color palette, the draping of the garments, the ornaments come together to tell the story of Kashmir.
Kashmir, Paradise, its valleys, high mountains and bright lakes leave you breathless; It is living poetry that evokes the highest form of ecstasy and the deepest sadness. It is the poetry that is felt through the heartbeat and emotions.
The romance of the idyllic peace of the valley attracted emperors to enjoy beauty, and under royal patronage creative art flourished; The pure and impeccable beauty of Kashmir has inspired musicians, poets and artisans alike.
Suddenly, darkness descended upon the valley; tyranny, injustice and repression reigned; Kashmir’s tranquility shattered; Raped and sacked, the valley burned, hell consumed life! The valley echoed with the cries of the homeless, and death walked through the valley.
Simply living is not enough, “said the butterfly,” one must also have freedom, sun and a small flower. – Kahlil Gibran