There was glitz, glamour, fashion, fun and what not? It was Telenor Fashion Pakistan Week Summer / Spring 2015 (TFPW15) that kept the whole country captivated for a good four days. Kicked off on March 31, 2015, the event wowed the audience and garnered a lot of media attention due to the multitude of designers who were determined to justify their selection in the show.
The collections showcased in the TFPW15 were made with so finesse and perfection that the event seemed totally at par with any other international fashion show. Such flawlessly executed it was, I must say the event certainly lived up to its billings.
The four day extravaganza that ended on April 4, 2015 served as a platform for fashionistas and fashion geeks to comprehend and adorn themselves with the best in fashion this season.
I could write pages about the details of this star-studded event and still I would not be able to do justice to its surrealism. So, let me filter things down and take you through my most favorite collections and memories from the TFPW15.
Nid Azwer opened the day one of the TFPW15 with her collection ‘French Trellis’. It was inspired by French architecture and comprised of beautiful floral and trellis patterns. The use of digital prints, embroidery (hand and digital), 3D textures, laser cut, embossing and pleating on different shades of grey, off white and pink was the highlight of this collection.
With her collection, Sania Maskatiya paid a tribute to the ‘Unsung Heroes of Design’. These Unsung Heroes are the people who put heart and soul into their work in pulling off a ravishing collection that makes designers successful and are flaunted by top models in catwalks.
Batla sure knows how to create buzz with her creativity on the ramp. She opened the day four of the event with her collection ‘Manora’. Batla played around with frayed edges, digital prints and braided ropes that looked uber chic to bring about an ultra stylish addition for the show.
Zara Shajahan’s ‘Forever Boho’ collection was all about a classic combination of the 70’s and the modern day’s fashion. She artistically used tribal influences, fringes, mirror work and floral prints to match the latest trends showcasing at the international catwalks these days.
Perwani’s ‘La Dolce Vita’ had a touch of vintage era from the 70’s. He skillfully mixed the classic with the contemporary and came up with a collection that was narrating a springtime romance. He chose soft floral prints and vibrant colors to impress the crowd. The heat of the show rose to new levels when Perwani’s showstoppers Pooja Bhatt and Ali Azmat walked the ramp for him and made it to list of the most memorable moments of the event!
To me, Shameel Ansari’s collection was the best idea to bid farewell to this four-day long extravaganza. Her ‘Hali’ collection was all about opulent styles, bright colors, and intricate embroidery. The collection had a wide variety ranging from luxury prêt to bridal attires. Once again, Ansari chose her signature heavy designs to create buzz at the TFPW15 as well. Good show, Ansari!
Other mention-worthy collections were HSY’s ‘Hi Octane’, Amir Adnan’s ‘Shah Zadeh’, Wardha Saleem’s ‘Lotus Song’. Wasim Akram’s special appearance on the ramp for Levi’s was another awe-stuck moment for the audience and was appreciated by almost everyone!
All in all, the TFPW15 had a fashion galore for those who have an eye for high end fashion. Each designer tried to be on top of their game by narrating a new and enthralling story. While there were many misses, the number of hits certainly outweighs anything else.
More power to these designers and good luck for their Winter / Autumn collections. I know you can do better than this!
A very special thanks to all the sponsors for their support including Telenor Pakistan, Hum TV Network, Bank AlFalah, Pepsi Pakistan, Toyota Pakistan, the Deli, Radio 1 FM 91 and the digital team at Mindmap for making the TFPW15 happen.
Image Courtesy: Tapu Javeri / Fashion Pakistan