Fashion Pakistan Week Spring/Summer’18 Day 2 showcases best of the season
Prior to the show, leading celebrities and designers were seen mingling at the gorgeously designed all white Physiogel booth where Nadia Hussain, actress and model, engaged the A-lister audience in conversation revolving around fashion, their personal style, beautiful skin, and the who’s who of fashion.
Deepak Perwani commenced Day Two of #FPWSS18 with an eye-catching collection followed by festive ensembles by Saira Shakira, Rozina Munib, Boheme by Kanwal, Nauman Arfeen, Natasha Kamal and last but certainly not the least, Ayesha Farook Hashwani.
Deepak Perwani's Black is the new white was inspired by the oriental rose and diaphanous airy silhouettes. The men's wear consisted of primarily black and white outfits with gold embellishments while womenswear had a variety of ensembles in cool breezy summer/spring colors with gold cutwork perfect to be worn during the festive season.
Boheme by Kanwal - Kathputli Tamasha collection was inspired by the puppet shows she frequented as a child. Models walked down the ramp in pieces that were exquisite, colorful, creative, well thought of and had carefully knit puppet displays in detailed hand embroidery. Every piece was made so intricately that one couldn’t help but be in awe. The use of colorful threadwork paired with mirrorwork made her ensembles stand out.
AFH by Ayesha Farook Ayesha’s was a perfect representation of femininity, elegance and understatement. In a variety of flowing silks, satins, chiffons, voiles and charmeuse and just like Eastern couturiers of old, her pieces were created from luxurious fabrics. Each outfit had a story of its own with intricate and detailed embroidery where the craftsmanship complemented the fluid cuts and drapes she’s known for.
Saira Shakira – ‘Winds of summer’ explored the opulence of summer couture with elaborate embroideries, lavishly sequined motifs, bedecked with stones, pearls, dori work and 3D embellishments. The pieces were flowy and gown-like that were traditional yet trendy with modern cuts and their signature designs, beautifully blended with fresh contemporary patterns and silhouettes.
Rozina Munib - ‘Glamorama’ depicted the handicraft of decorating fabric and other materials with needle and thread or yarn. The embroidery used in this collection incorporated materials such as 3D flowers, metal strips, glass beads, crystals, Swarovski’s, pearls, beads, quills, and sequins. Interesting forms of ruffles, the embroideries used in her pieces perfectly embodied the essential elements of the modern glamourous women of today; sensuality, glamour and femininity.
Natasha Kamal - ‘Ebru’ collection drew inspiration from the textures and vibrancy of Marbling. It showcased a playful take on linear patterns, worked with their infinite versatility through a series of different fabrications and techniques.
Amongst the tastefully lit lighting and décor were famous faces with the likes of Zhalay Suhardi, Zoe Viccaji, Neelam Munir, Sarwat Gilani, Hira Hussain, Hira Tareen, Nadia Hussain, Sharmila Farooqi and many more. The show was an exceptional preview of what’s in store for Pakistan’s fashion-lovers this Spring/Summer season.
Those working behind the scenes know the tireless efforts that go into making the event appear as seamless as it ends up being. There’s much to expect from this year’s Fashion Pakistan Week Spring/Summer 2018 as it’s even grander than previous years. We have a line-up of many known and upcoming designers from across Pakistan showcasing their creativity in breath-taking ensembles while setting the perfect trends for the festive season,” said Deepak Perwani, Chairperson of Fashion Pakistan Council and himself a prominent Fashion Designer.
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