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Fashion Pakistan Week – Day 2


So I may be a teensy bit little late with my review. But well things have been crazy. Case in point, day 2 of Fashion Pakistan Week.

Blogging is fast becoming a very rewarding interest. With events like fashion week reserving front row seats with great view for social media, what else can it be. Having designers like Sanum Chaudry, Arsalan and Yaseer and Zaheer Abbas showcasing their latest collection, it sure for a sight for sore eyes.

Sanum Chaudri kept the fun in funky alive with her bright, attractive designs. Taking inspiration from ‘Shibori’, a Japanese resist-dye technique, the collection called ‘Kage’ was classic Sanum Chaudhri.

Arsalan and Yahser with their leather clad male models certainly helped the atmosphere, especially for people (read women) like me. Their collection labelled Urban Slick revolved around the idea of leather being a very important part of a man’s wardrobe. We sure love our men in leather.

Showcasing quite a collection of dresses, cardigans and jeans, Debenhams enlightened us with the must haves of fall 2012.

Making a comeback with their fall collection sisters Aneeka and Salma Cheema’s Baani D displayed their ‘Desi Boho line. A mixture of western style with a hint of tradition the collection was fresh. Sania Saeed once more embracing their outfit to walk down the ramp certainly helped matters.

Zaheer Abbas took us back to the British era with white evening gowns accompanied by very chic hats. Feasting on the idea ‘white is always right’ the collection titled ‘Virgin with net and jute threads, certainly had the oomph factor surrounding it. Very Jane Austeny.

New comer Aamir Baig had some serious competition to beat. His ‘Black O Block’ collection featured block printing, dating back to the Indus Valley civilization.

Adnan Pardesi collection Axiomatic took the art of ‘ralli’ making and created fresh a modern look. Using hand crafted techniques like weaving etc, a wide array of colors found their way into his designs.

All in all Fashion Week Pakistan day 2 was a great day for fashion, without question. Enjoy the pictures.

Pictures courtesy Catalyst Pr.

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Fashion Pakistan Week – Day 1


With names like Sonya Battla and Warda Saleem in the running, Fashion Pakistan Week’s day 1 was enveloped with expectations.

Sonya Battla’s collection reinforced the answer to, why black is a fashionista’s best friend. Other designers tried to brighten up the room with their bold choices. Some hit the spot, others fell a little short.

Zahid Khan’s Kuki Concepts lived up to its name, being a little kooki and all. The colors were bold and vibrant; however there was just too much going on for some of the dresses.

Ayesha Hassan’s quirky designs, intricate embroidery and gota kaam by Nargis Hafeez, the gold palette by Maimoona H all had a remarkable impression.

Nargis Hafeez

Deepak and Fahad with the men’s collection provided the much needed eye candy to my sore eyes. Their jackets were trendy, the women’s wear was chic.

Deepak and Fahad

The best collection of the night without doubt went to Warda Saleem. After impressing everyone with her first showcasing during Fashion Pakistan Week in April, she once more stole our hearts with her bold and funky outfits. I particularly loved the shoes that had been altered to match the colorful dresses.

Ishtiaq Afzal Khan’s collection included browns, greens with just a little touch of pink. For the most part he managed to baffle everyone with his designs. However once we had seen a few we were able to better digest what he offered. Can’t wait for day 2.

Here’s is what you can expect to see:

1 Sanam Chaudry
2 Arsalan Yaseer
3 Debenhams
4 Bani D
5 Zaheer Abbas
6 Amir Baig
7 Nine West
8 Adnan Perdesi

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Fashion Pakistan Week is back!


With the Fashion Pakistan Week 3 very successfully managing to steal the icing from the Pakistani Fashion cake, the hungry for more fashionistas began wondering when the next one would be held. Good news. The wait is over. The dates for Fashion Pakistan Week 4 have been announced. If you thought FPW3 was fab, from what I hear, FPW4 will blow your socks off, (if you happen to be wearing some).

Featuring designers like Bunto Kazmi, Maheen Khan and Umar Saeed to name a few, the FPW3 made women like me beg our bosses to give us a raise. Lord knows what that line up for FPW4 will make me do? Marry a smuggler perhaps. But my personal woes aside; Presenting the latest trends in men’s and women’s wear top Pakistani designers will be showcasing their fall/winter collections.

Fashion giants and other serious designers of the industry have lined up to wow us. Names include Fahad Hussayn, Feeha Jamshed, Sanam Chaudhri, Maheen karem,  Fayez Agariah, Sania Maskatia, Zaheer Abbas,  Shehla Chahtoor, Maimoona Arshad,Arsalan & Yahseer  as well fashion titans  like Bunto Kazmi, Sana Safinaz, Faiza Samee, Kamiar Rokni,Sonya Battla,Huma Adnan, Shamaeel Ansari, Maheen Khan and Deepak Perwani .

Can FPW4 really manage to outdo FPW3? Only time will tell. The dates for the Fashion Week are October 17th to October 20thin Karachi. See you all there!!