Take a look at your favorite fashion icons and the designers they wore at PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week SS’15 Red Carpet. Pictures Designers, celebrities, and socialites walked the red carpet in style.
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Sania Maskatiya Presents ‘Sania Studio’
In an exciting new direction of expansion, Sania Maskatiya introduced a brand new and dedicated western wear line, ‘Sania Studio’ [ #SaniaStudio ] with their debut Cruise Collection 2017 showcase as the finale solo showcase on Day-1 of PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week.
Sania Studio’s Cruise Collection 2017 featured intricate floral patterns and lively motifs in its signature house prints. With distinct cuts, striking palette of colours and sharp contrasts suited for every occasion, expect a sophisticated collection comprising free flowing pants, asymmetrical blouses, high-waisted jumpsuits and slim-silhouetted gowns, all of which can be worn as separates as well.
PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week 2017’s evening Luxury/Prêt Show on Day-1 was opened by Pakistan’s iconic couturier HSY with his brand’s S/S Luxury Prét collection titled ‘Paranoia’ as the platform’s first solo show. With ‘Paranoia’, HSY’s inspiration draws on the life and times of the young technology driven new generation of today and through fashion spins a narrative on the digital reality of this generation.
Misha Lakhani showcased her ‘Caravan’ collection at PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week’s Luxury/Prêt Grouped Show segment. The collection was about poetic storytelling through hand-woven fabrics and superior fit. The sustainably-produced collection incorporated light, bright and relaxed hand-woven separates with charming details – all of which exude a modern decadence. Caravan sets about fusing craft work traditions practiced by artisans from around Pakistan with the shapes and movement of modern life. These crafts included time-honed technique of applique, hand-woven textiles and fabric manipulation.
Saira*Shakira showcased its ‘Jiē’ collection at PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week’s Luxury Prét segment. The collection was inspired from sporty forms and themes translating them to high fashion. The signature aesthetic by the designer duo was reflected in the collection which was glitzy sequin work, oriental imagery with a touch of retro. ‘Jiē’ incorporated clean lines, sculpted crop tops, racer back-straps on the front, sporty block-coloured panelling and embellished jackets. The color palette for the collection was monochrome with pops of color.
The Bank Alfalah Rising Talent Show was followed by Zonia Anwaar who showcased her ‘ZELLIIJ S/S17-18’ collection at PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week’s Luxury/Prêt Dual Show segment. The collection aimed to bring together a floral and mosaic fusion inspired by work of Maalems (master craftsmen) of the Moroccan Berber. ‘ZELLIJ’ boasts geometric patterns with monochromatic streaks bonded with hand drawn rosettes on light weight silk, twill weave cotton and close knit sheer net to give this spring the well-deserved vividness. The collection also featured boxy silhouettes and layering throughout the range of sheer lowers with long tops, handkerchief dresses, block print summer jackets, tailored scarves, sheer cutouts and androgynous collars. The eloquent colour palette included mango yellow, cobalt blue, tangerine, harlequin and Paris green with lots of black and white.
Generation by Khadija Rahman
Generation by Khadija Rahman showcased its ‘Bring Basant Back’ collection at PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week’s Luxury/Prêt segment. The collection draws its inspiration from the festival of Basant that made Lahore what it is; cheerful, jubilant and in a very endearing way, ruthless and competitive. The collection represented the high-street brand’s silent protest demanding to have the city’s most beloved festival back. ‘Bring Basant Back’ collection paid ode to the colorful festival and essentially explores the passion of kite. Inspired from the shape, construction and patch work of locally made patangs (kites), the collection explored infinity in forms, how one shape joins with another to add a new life through its ranges titled ‘Uran Patola’ ‘Guddi Kat’, ‘Lapaita’ and ‘Rang De Basanti’.The designs incorporated Korean patchwork technique called Pojagi along with Persian miniature paintings and also revived the androgynous, elongated and structured sub-continental menswear silhouettes from the 90s.
PFDC presented a new talent, Kokab Alvi, who showcased his capsule menswear collection titled ‘Explorer Meets Music’. The collection draws its inspiration from the designer’s tribal background. It’s a reflection of his nomadic soul, his curious nature, and perception about how different melodies can take you to places. ‘Explorer Meets Music’ was an exclusive menswear collection incorporating high-quality silk and wool blends.
Bank Alfalah Rising Talent Show
Amna Sheikh showcased her ‘Rivaj-e-Virasat’ collection at PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week’s Bank Alfalah Rising Talent segment with her mentor Maria B. The collection draws its inspiration from the rich culture of Pakistan that is losing its essence with modernism. ‘Rivaj-e-Virasat’ is a modern take on the traditional silhouettes of Pakistan which shows the true essence of our beautiful ethnicity in a contemporary way. The collection incorporated gold tila embroidery and gota pati on denim. Staying true to denim, the colour palette boasted shades of blue with hints of gold. Amna Sheikh graduated from Pakistan Institute of Fashion and Design in 2016.
Emerging designer Asra Khalid showcased her ‘The Local Vendal’ collection at PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week’s Bank Alfalah Rising Talent segment. The collection was inspired by the different forms of vandalism around us in the form of art, architecture and nature. The collection explored a diversity of cuts, silhouettes and textures. Asra Khalid graduated from Pakistan Institute of Fashion Design in 2016.
Shahroz Tariq showcased his ‘Let’s Celebrate!’ collection at PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week’s Bank Alfalah Rising Talent segment with his mentor Kamiar Rokni. The collection draws its inspiration from the festive spirit of Spring and Summer season. Inspired by contemporary western silhouettes, ‘Let’s Celebrate!’ featured floral fabric manipulation without the use of any embellishment. Incorporating the hues of fuchsia pink and mint green, the collection was primarily based on Satin. Raised in Saudi Arabia, Shahroz Tariq has graduated from Pakistan Institute of Fashion Design.
Zainab Hamid showcased her ‘Still I Rise’ collection at PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week’s Bank Alfalah Rising Talent segment with her mentor Maria B. The collection was inspired by the boldness of a woman and the strength and beauty with which she faces the storms of the society. ‘Still I Rise’ featured experimentation with bold digital prints and patchwork using slub khaddar and cotton. The collection boasts structured yet simple silhouettes on an eclectic colour palette. Zainab Hamid graduated from Pakistan Institute of Fashion Design in 2016.