Cross Border Fashion

RED CARPET REPORT – FASHION PARADE LONDON

Encyclomedia PR in collaboration with Mustang Productions put up a small & fashionable affair at the Asia House, London recently. Notable Designers who presented their collections before a select high profile audience at Fashion Parade London included Nomi Ansari, Maheen Khan, Sania Maskatiya & Layla Chatoor. The show was very well received by audiences & designers, with a general view that more high fashion events of the sort should be promoted within the South Asian diaspora in UK.

As promised, we’re happy to be covering Fashion Parade’s Red Carpet on our pages … So here it is, a quick round-up of all the looks that caught our attention:

1. THE BEST DRESSED

Our best dressed ladies from the night, Ayesha Mustafa (of Fashion Compassion) & Ammara Hikmat (of Encyclomedia PR) chose to pair their statement necklaces over mid-length dresses. Ayesha finished out her cobalt blue pencil dress with booties, red lips & a Fashion Compassion palestyle clutch, whilst Ammara added a blazer over the lime colored leather skirt to beat the winter chills. Both looked lovely & very ‘Fashion Forward’ (which was also the red carpet dress code). Got a favourite of the two?

Ammara Hikmat and Ayesha Mustafa at Fashion Parade London

2. TEAM SANIA MASKATIYA

 CEO Mustang Productions, Sadia Siddiqui and Attika Chaudhary (B4U presenter) picked Sania Maskatiya in support of the designer’s show. Sadia wore a wrap tunic with cigerette pants from the designer’s ‘Hazaan’ collection, whilst Attika wore a digital print Kaftan from ‘Naksh’ collection.

Adnan Qazi (CEO of Silver Lemon Media, next to Sadia in picture below) posed  in a quirky tie & pocket square by ‘Velsoir’ , ash blue Top Man jacket & black Zara Jeans.

CEO Mustang Productions Sadia Siddiqui & Attika Chaudhary in Sania Maskatiya

Maheen Khan, Princess Yasmin & Sadia Siddiqui at Fashion Parade London

Maheen Khan, Princess Yasmin & Sadia Siddiqui at Fashion Parade London

3. THE DAPPER BOYS

Nomi Ansari looked bang on trend in a plaid TopShop blazer worn over Zara pullover, D&G jeans & Paul Smith shoes.

Zac Timol - Owner of luxury brand Velsoir attended in his own creations. Very Dapper !

Nomi Ansari and ZAC Timol at Fashion Parade London

4. THE SHOWCASING DESIGNERS

Layla Chatoor & Nazneen Tariq presented their collections at the Fashion Parade, and both the designers get a ‘miss’ from us for over-styling their outfits… Too many jewels & too much bling for a fashion event

Layla Chatoor Mashaal Moazzam and Nazneen Tariq at Fashion Parade London

Image Credits : RAFYL

Shoe Spotting – Faryal Aftab at Paris Lahore Karachi Fashion Show

Creative Head of Fashion Label ‘MUSE’ , Faryal Aftab ,along with a small contingent of designers , flew to Paris recently to showcase their collections at the ‘Paris Lahore Karachi Fashion Show’ . For the presentation night, the designer wore a black billowy dress with a ruffled neckline (most certainly her own or Lanvin considering the designer’s strong affinity for these two Labels). Red Valentino studded heels & matching tomatoe lips added just the right amount of va-va-voom to a very Parisian look. She looked Good !

Although the signature side swept curls work most of the times, we’d like to see Faryal play up with the hair more often. It would be a nice change, you see.

Faryal Aftab at Paris-Lahore-Karachi Fashion Show

Faryal Aftab at Paris-Lahore-Karachi Fashion Show in Paris

Faryal Aftab at Paris-Lahore-Karachi Fashion Show

Faryal with Moeed Yousaf (design partner MUSE) at Paris-Lahore-Karachi Fashion Show

On a side note, how Dapper did all the Boys look. It’s hard to pick a favorite but if we must, we’ll go for Kamiar for pulling off a shalwar kameez+blazer look so well. Here’s your look at them.

Rehan Bashir Mohsin Ali Kamiar Rokni and Moeed Yousaf at Paris Lahore Karachi Fashion Show

From L to R : Rehan Bashir, Mohsin Ali, Kamiar Rokni and Moeed Yousaf at Paris Lahore Karachi Fashion Show

Fazeelat Aslam at the News and Documentary Emmys

This has been in our pending items tray since quite sometime now; if there’s any such thing as a blogger’s block, we plead guilty. That , and a surprise for you guys that has been sucking the blood & sweat outta us. Well, we’re not giving any teasers at the moment, but trust us, it’ll be worth the wait :) …. For now, let’s talk Fashion… Accompanying Ms. Obaid at the News and Doc Emmy Awards last month was Fazeelat Aslam, a journalist & co-producer of the award winning film ‘Saving Face’. She was wearing a black Zara dress (buy here) with matching BCBG Mary Jane pumps. A chunky necklace from her mom’s jewelry line, Manko by Mona Aslam and african designer Patrick Mavro’s silver cuff finished the look. There’s nothing that we can fault with the look – It was Minimal & Chic , just the way we like it.

Images Credit : Amanda Kopp

Fazeelat Aslam at News and Documentary Emmys
Fazeelat Aslam with Davis Coombe at News and Documentary Emmys

Left : Fazeelat Aslam with Davis Coombe at News and Documentary Emmys , Right : ZARA long sleeve dress

Fazeelat Aslam with Dr Jawad at News and Documentary Emmy Awards

Fazeelat Aslam with Dr Jawad at News and Documentary Emmy Awards

First Look : Sharmeen Obaid at the News and Doc Emmy Awards

She’s bringing yet another accolade with her back home. Yes, Sharmeen Obaid’s ‘Saving Face’ has been awarded as the Best Documentary at the prestigious News & Doc Emmy Awards 2013 last night. She was wearing a black embellished Sherwani over a monochrome printed shirt & creme pants, all by Sania Maskatiya. We must say, the addition of sleeves to the jacket completely transformed the look & it was good to see the hair left open for a more youthful look. The animals & birds have been so nicely done on the sherwani.

Check back later for better quality pics.

Sharmeen Obaid at the News and Doc Emmy Awards 2013

Sharmeen Obaid at the News and Doc Emmy Awards 2013

Dr. Mohammad Jawad, Sabiha Sumar, and Sharmeen Obaid at News and Doc Emmy Awards 2013

Dr. Mohammad Jawad, Sabiha Sumar, and Sharmeen Obaid at the News and Doc Emmy Awards 2013

Sharmeen Obaif wearing Sania Maskatiya for the News & Doc Emmy Awards 2013

Sania Maskatiya (Left) dressing up Sharmeen for the Emmys

Images Courtesy : Sharmeen Obaid, Aamna Isani

Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy at the Gucci Chime for Change Concert

In an intricately embellished black jacket, satin blouse & silk pants all by Misha Lakhani , Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy attended the Gucci Chime for Change : The Sound of Change Live concert in London yesterday. She completed her look with a red pout , dangly earrings & a Mahgul Rashid clutch (from her latest PSFW showing)…. She looked Great !
Sharmeen was accompanied by Humaira Bachal who is closely associated with Sharmeen’s on-going projects for girl child education in Pakistan. (you can read more about Humaira here ). So proud of both the ladies :)

Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy at Gucci Chime for Chance concert in London

Madonna with Humaira Bachal  and Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy at the Chime for Change Concert in London

Madonna with Humaira Bachal and Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy at the Chime for Change Concert in London

Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy with Salma Hayek & Humaira at Chime for Change Concert

Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy with Salma Hayek & Humaira at Chime for Change Concert

Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy with Freida Pinto at Gucci Chime for Change concert

Sharmeen with Freida Pinto (in Gucci)

P.S. The Chime For Change is a global campaign for girls’ and women’s empowerment founded by Gucci with a founding committee comprised of Gucci Creative Director Frida Giannini, Salma Hayek Pinault and Beyonce Knowles-Carter.

Images Courtesy : Neha Mashooqullah, LOTUS Client Management & PR

Priyanka Chopra on the cover of HELLO! Pakistan

Remember we shared a little secret regarding Priyanka-Fahad collaboration last week? Well , you can thank us later but the guessing game is finally over –  the fresh new Issue of HELLO! Pakistan is out now featuring none other than the gorgeous Priyanka Chopra on it’s cover . Shot by the famous Indian photog Dabboo Ratnani, the photoshoot comes as part of Fahad Hussayn’s Ittehad Textiles ‘Print Museum’ campaign with Priyanka as the brand ambassador.

Compared to the previous cover, this one was majorly Big both in terms of the featured celebrity & the layout of the page ( interesting lil sneak peak into Wardha Saleem, Sanam Chaudhri & Tena’s shoot). Do we like it ? Yes ! Are we blown away by it ? No ! A little voice in our head says there must have been other brilliant shots that would have made better picks – but that’s just us.

Priyanka Chopra on the cover of Hello Pakistan February Issue

Priyanka Chopra on the cover of Hello Pakistan February Issue

Here’s an Exclusive sneak-peak into the Behind-the-shoot images :

Priyanka Chopra on the cover of Hello Pakistan February Issue

Behind the shoot images of Priyanka Chopra for Feb cover of Hello Pakistan

In Sabyasachi

Designer Mina Hasan was snapped recently wearing one of our favorite Sabyasachi sarees earlier seen on Sridevi at the Toronto Film Festival’2012. A little birdie tells us Mina’s is a replica made by herself. We can’t say for sure, but boy is it a bloody good fake IF at All it is one. Mina’s hair & make-up was done by Natasha’s salon. We dont have full lengths yet but waist up she looks smashing. Lusting those vintage earrings.

Mina Hasan and Sridevi in Sabyasachi saree

Mina Hasan (Left) and Sridevi (Right) in a Sabyasachi saree