KARACHI: Pakistan now has a densely populated fashion and entertainment calendar full of film releases, music shows, concerts, television dramas and of course, lots of fashion all year round.
Keep in mind that fashion in Pakistan has two distinct seasons – spring and festive these two seasons are devoted to fashion weeks that keep designers on their creative toes.
Serving exactly, that purpose, three days of non-stop fashion shows, the spring/ Summer edition of Fashion Pakistan Week closed on Thursday.
The seven designers showcased the best of their summer bridals and each outfit that paraded the ramp was a sight for sore eyes and left the audience wanting more.
The evening began with the presence of renowned personalities such as HSY, Meera Jee, Ali Rehman, Amna Ilyas, Umer Sayeed, Frieha Altaf and a few others from the world of Pakistani fashion and entertainment walked down a star-studded red carpet in dazzling dresses and dapper attire.
Celebrity showstoppers for some of the collections added further oomph to the evening with Nomi Ansari’s showstopper was the Teefa in Trouble star, the utter graceful Maya Ali.
Sarah Khan walked for Huma Adnan, Azfar Rehman for Amir Adnan, Fatima Zara Malik, Asim Azhar and Hania Amir for ZainabChottani, Aliya Iqbal and Sonya Hussayn for The Pink Tree Company.
The ensembles showcased on the final day were an ode to women, celebrated through timeless bridals with antique embroideries laid out on modern silhouettes. Conventional work was evident in some of the collections, and contemporary cuts and embellishments in others. The menswear range included trend-setting pieces with sleek cuts, basic color shades, and classic styles.
Here’s the lowdown
Nomi Ansari opened the show with his vibrantly playful bridal collection titled ‘Kaleidoscope’ which was vivacious and had the perfect fusion of traditional and modern cuts with festive mirrorwork shirts and cholis.
Next up was Huma Adnan with her ‘Monsoon Bride’ collection that spoke to the modern woman who wants to dazzle when she dresses up but also be comfortable carrying off her traditional attire.
Designer Amir Adnan ’s collection titled ‘All Day I Dream’ used a combination of his most traditional cuts and draping fabrics, with earthy color tones to cope with the summer heat.
Fourth act of the night was by Saira*Shakira and their pieces represented the intense feeling of wellbeing through intricate embellishments of motifs, sleek necklines, and unmatchable gold work artistry.
ZainabChottani unveiled a feminine dreamy collection celebrating ingenious orthodox handcraft in couture style. Her pieces redefined elegance with subtle flamboyance in a pastel and sparkling rouge color palette and intricate blossomy floral designs.
Pink Tree Co
The Pink Tree Company collection on the last day of FPW got everyone in a festive mood through perfectly crafted eye-catching vibrant ensembles. TPT’s collection stayed true to their ethos of traditional wear, with crushed cotton and cotton in vibrant tones of spring and accessorized by traditional jewelry.
The grand finale was by Tena Durrani whose fiery collection Nur’ exuded elegance and royalty. It was an ode to confident and progressive modern women and with this, the night came to an eventful end.