After Sana Safinaz set the pace for this season’s Fashion Pakistan Week, day two was to follow up with a pretty solid lineup. However most of these designers ended up showcasing sub par collections, but Boheme by Kanwal and Generation managed to save the day with their signature, well defined aesthetic.
‘No Nonsense Nighat’ attempted to show how desi can be chic with shalwars, kameezes and peplums styled with old school braids and glittery tinsels and parandahs.
High: The styling and concept made for a fun display, probably the strongest in the night’s lineup.
Low: The garments as separate pieces were forgettable, which is usually not the case with Generation.
‘Zéke’ brought to the runway a resort collection inspired by Van Gogh’s starry night. The fluid, layered numbers in majorly blue hues were very beach-y.
High: We appreciated the fuss free element, which also gave the gorgeous jewellery a chance to stand out.
Low: The chiffons draped into short fluttery pieces with flowy silhouettes are now quite outdated.
Inspired by nature, ‘Lost in the Forest’ was just that…lost.
High: The colour palette…maybe?
Low: The bizarre bedazzled pants, which reminded us of arts and crafts projects.
The denim ensembles came with gold owl motifs, but the collection didn’t have any Spring/Summer feel to it.
High: The owl-like spectacles, and the gold owl motif were both quirky.
Low: Denim is so dated!
Boheme by Kanwal
Yet another strong, ethnic collection, after the brand’s runway debut last year.
High: Classy, traditional and wearable pieces.
Low: The menswear angrakhas were pretty OTT and impractical.
After showcasing this collection at New York Fashion Week, Sania brought her structured monochromes and metallics to the FPW runway.
High: The structured sleeves, ruffles and jackets were avant-garde in signature Sania style.
Low: The floor-length dresses felt easily over shadowed by the more mod pieces in the collection.
Victorian era met Mughal art to bring this interesting collection.
High: The embellished jackets and suits are something we can see girls opt for.
Low: Kaftans and floor length numbers were unnecessary additions that made the collection incohesive.
MAK by Al Karam
Inspired by revolutionary artist Georgia O’ Keeve, Al Karam returned to the runway after a hiatus.
High: Some of the printed, trendier pieces brought a cool dose of laid-back style.
Low: Again, the ball gowns and skirts brought no innovation to the runway.