Fashion Pakistan Week (FPW) celebrated the Winter season with a lot of renowned designers who showcased their best collections on the ramp. The fashion show had colors, designs, music and a bit of drama – hence, a complete package. Since the wedding season has already started, many designers chose to present their bridal collections. While some of the designers failed to impress the audience, others completely rocked the show. Here are the ones that I liked the most at the FPW ‘15.
With “All The Raj”, the designer celebrated her 20 years in the fashion industry and showcased her bridal collection on the ramp for the first time. All the Raj comprised of gowns, skirts, lehngas, ghararas and dhoti pants which makes it one of my favorite collections at FPW ‘15. The sensible use of intricate embroidery, jaal work, fur and leather are the highlights of Shehla Chatoor’s bridal collection. Ayesha Omar showstopped for her in an amazing Green choli and Golden mermaid-styled lehnga.
Ayesha Farook Hashwani – AFH
AFH’s collection “Ellada” was all about baroque, architectural and floral prints. Though some of the pieces seemed outright boring, the skillful play of these patterns, unique cuts and shapes is what amazed me the most.
Tena’s “Omorose “ is one of the collections I was really looking forward to, and guess what? She did not disappoint me at all. I am glad she decided to stick to her bridal range and gave a touch of modernity to our eastern traditional formals. The collection showcased her immaculate detail work which was done with Swarovski and gold. The net dupattas and soft borders gave the collection a feminine look.
Sana Safinaz presented her luxury pret collection which was adorned with a colorful palette, cuts and 3D applique. Her rich and beautifully embroidered coats are something that I did not see anywhere in the three-day fashion show.
There was a lot of variety in Hisham Malik’s collection. His formals were wearable, loaded with innovative ideas (in terms of styles and cuts) and spoke about his determination to be in the league of the finest designers of Pakistan in the years to come. I specially loved what the showstopper Mehreen Sayeed wore to the ramp. Way to go, Hisham!
“Zar Gul” by Wardha Saleem showed us the mix of golden thread work and gota on short shirts, ghararas and angrakha. She also dared to introduce the classic color Black in our traditional eastern wear (which is not very common) in a great way!
“ Tempo Di Festa” celebrated a grand party on the ramp. Be prepared to see more from Maheen Karim’s casuals and semi-formasl in the upcoming Christmas and new year parties this winter. The collection had sequined tops, jumpsuits, miniskirts and gowns.
“Sauvage” by Elan showcased jungle and floral prints. Though I have many favorites from this collection, however, the one Sabika wore was a stunner and is in my wish list.
Nida Azwer’s “Mystical Garden” was an emblem of finesse and commendable craftsmanship. The collection was heavily embroidered, finely beaded and modern color palettes were used to come up with rich and elegant masterpieces.
“La Vie en Rose” was all about flowers and hues of pink. Indeed a very desi and unique collection in the bridals.
Umer Sayeed’s “Eysian” proved it once again that only he is the king when it comes to Couture. Each piece was meticulously hand-embroidered with zardozi and threads. One after another, he presented masterpieces that were perfectly designed with a flawless look. The main leads of Ho Mann Jahan showstopped for Umer.
“Imperial” demonstrated a good balance of dabka, beads, pearls and zardozi. The collection was mind blowing and featured some belts with lehngas, trousers and saris.
“Dil Ruba” was a true depiction of Zainab’s work i.e. bridal wear. She worked with vibrant and rich colors on jamawar and adorned them with intricate embroidery.
Here comes the much-talked about collection of FPW 15. “Rembrandt” by Nilofer Shahhid emerged as an absolute royal collection that wowed the audience. Though I was not expecting this much creativity from her, she compelled me to give her a standing ovation for closing off the Fashion Week in such an applaudable manner.
Now I look forward to what FPW 16 has to offer!
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