With new management at the helm Fashion Pakistan Week got off to a little bit of a rocky start on the first day but things picked up quickly on the second with diverse and luxurious collections of formal Western and Eastern wear for him and her.
Sanam’s Pandora opened up the Day 2 of Fashion Pakistan Week with sleek construction and edgy cuts. The jackets that ranged from short to medium lengths and encapsulated her master craftsmanship through her expertise of incorporating traditional craft into cutting-edge silhouettes. She used rich accents of royal blue and gold, fushia pinks and olive greens that beautifully gave off the wintery aura. Her quirky use of sheath dresses, cop tops paired with straight trousers and striking, sculptural accessories added opulence to the entire collection.
Wearability: Fit for anyone who wants to break away from the heavy-embellished bridal pieces.
Wardha’s Dholak showcased an electric blend of mood altering colors that set the mood straight to festive. Her combination of kaleidoscopic pastel and bright hues emblazoned with gold sequins reminded one of a mid-way between Nomi Ansari’s festive-wear and Ali Xeeshan’s color-pop antics. Wardha, however managed to add her signature shamrock and roses patterned bodices and intricate stone-work to the collection. She transformed the simple lehnga and dupatta into a fabulous creation that used floral, geometric and Indian motifs to add a new romantic glamour to the entire bridal look. Her poppy accented menswear in lush greens, blues, berry pinks and bright yellows actually stole the show.
Wearability: Signature wear for every Mehndi you attend this Winter.
Emraan brought forth his sleek and stylish menswear that served as a nice break from all the gaudy mens outfits I have witnessed on the ramp. His sartorial detailing spoke volumes in his simple yet classic three-piece suits and tuxedos. He brilliantly used hues like black, ash grey, ice blues, deep maroons and checkered whites to translate austere elegance into his collection. His showcase clearly meant business, as he set out his army of male models in slim fits suits, bow ties, and contrasting pocket squares.
Wearbility: A great investment suit that can take you from boardroom meeting to high-end Valima.
Silky sheath dresses proves to be Sadaf’s forte when it comes to her fashion week collections, and this time around, things did not disappoint. A collection that was definitely distinct from the rest actually showcased a wide range of outfits that were stapled with voluminous fold of thick cloth and glamorized shirtwaist that epitomized chic and suaveness. Sporting body-skimming layers of dress with fringe bottoms, cheeky mini dressess, flowing goddess gowns and embellished cocktail dresses that encapsulated glamour. Her collection predominantly experimented with blood reds, blacks and velvety olives.
Wearability: Fit for an 80’s themed bachelorette parties.
The combination of intricate embellishments, innovative silhouettes and sartorial detailing outshone the minute HEM models took the center stage. The collection played an ode to swoop-back pleated twill, glamorized shirtwaist and bespoke curvaceous gowns that looked stunning against the stage lights. It also showcased an interesting mix of designs, from bedazzled crop tops to fringed long tunics, but overall, HEM retained splendor in gathered, tucked, and rumpled luxury with a perfect blend of western fusion with eastern embellishments.
Wearbility: Its perfect for a grand engagement party.
Last but not the least, Deepak Perwani worked his sartorial creed and detailed craftsmanship in neatly tucked sheer-body skimming layers and voluminous fads of thick, tapered silhouettes. His collection experimented with pleated twill fit for a bridal princess. He brilliantly managed to retain the heritage and traditions of a big fat Pakistan wedding while mixing it up with modern and trendy silhouettes that were nailed to the T. Special mention to the “Gold Dust” grooms who looked like Maharajas in pale gold paggars and velvet shawls.
Wearbility: Every single outfit needs to be on your fantasy-wedding lust-list.