Elan’s Ode to a nightingale was one of the most stellar luxury pret collections to go down the PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week runway. Backed by her very strong & unique aesthetic, Khadijah Shah created a series of Chinoserie-style outfits heavy on Chinese artistic influences & oriental prints. From Red Carpet favorites like kimono wrap dresses & maticulously crafted full skirts to the more relaxed evening-wear separates, Khadijah experimented with a range of silhouettes most designers would steer clear of. The best part ? The embellishment was limited to let the cuts & prints do most of the talking. Loved the bulbous gold detailing on Cybil’s shoulders & cuff accents. Loved it All !
One of most ooh-ed & aah-ed outfits of the collection on Mehreen Syed below. Paper magazine’s Editors Meher Tareen & Samina Khan walking the walk at the end of the show.
Images Courtesy : Aamir Amjad Photography , Faisal Farooqui (Dragonfly)
For their latest showing at PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week, design Label FnK Asia presented a very modern ethnic collection titled “East of Bengal”. Like Misha, Huma Adnan also reconstructed the Sari giving it an intense tribal & funky makeover with the use of scripted prints, bright palette, beaded embroidery & draping techniques.
Although it called for a refreshing change to see FnKAsia present a very Indo-Bengal collection at the PSFW runway, it was hard to ignore the close inspiration it drew from our favorite Indian designers, Masaba Gupta & Anamika Khanna. From the styling ( big orange bindis) to the silhouettes (pant sarees, printed dhoti shalwars , bright scripted sarees, tiered skirts) , the aesthetic seemed too…BORROWED ! (see image below)
For us, the bustier Tops with the tribal pants & printed skirts were a clear winner. Extremely Wearable !
FnK Asia PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week 2013
Images Courtesy : Aamir Amjad Photography , Faisal Farooqui & team at Dragonfly
Misha Lakhani’s collection “Configurations” at PSFW’2013 screamed “Laid Back Luxury Pret” , offering a variety of relaxed silhouettes to the modern day socialite. Her signature belted maxis ran throughout the collection, with embellished net dopattas draped onto dresses for a more formal, east-meets-west vibe (Trend Alert). Based in fabrics such as crushed silk, tie-&-dye chiffon, georgette, crepe, net and shamose satin, the color palette varied from citronelle green to olive ,ivory, cranberry red & black. The styling was kept minimal aiming for an effortless, boho-Chic look.
Although it was BIG on the wearability & fun factor, the collection seemed a mere ready-to-wear version of the designer’s debut collection at PFDC L’Oreal Bridal Week’2012 ; drop waists, digital prints, net dopattas, monochrome one-shouldered dresses – Misha stuck to her signature cuts & drapes. And we liked it for that ; after all, she’s just two collections old.
Images Courtesy : Aamir Amjad Photography (Pixel Art Studios)
Tapu Javeri kicked off Day 1 at PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week 2013 with his Spring/Summer line of prints, bags and scarfs tilted ‘Tapulicious’. The show featured four distinct print capsule collections by Sadaf Malaterre, Adnan Pardesy, Wardha Saleem and Rizwan Beyg. Crystal hoop earrings & spiral bouffants by Team N-Pro (Nabila) ran throughout the runway looks.
Our love for the bags aside (on the lustlist of many already), the collection seemed too repetitive of Tapu’s past showings. There was little innovation there when it came to the kleidoscopic prints & ”Pappu Yar Jang na Kar” gun motif , already done in the designer’s t-shirt collection. It was the balcony print bags & Pappu Yar Jang na Kar clutches that stood out the most with Wardha Saleem’s sequin crop jackets, baby-doll & balcony print dresses complementing them well.
Just us or anybody else not feeling Rizwan Beyg’s very John Galliano-esque collection as well ? Too costum-ey to be termed as “Tapulicious”.
Images Courtesy : Faisal Farooqui & Team at Dragonfly
Two of fashion’s favorite ladies, Meher Tareen (of PAPER magazine) & Shehrbano Taseer lent their support to Misha Lakhani on Day1 of PLBW dressed up in floor-sweeping dresses by the designer. A similar version of Shehrbano’s dress was worn by Iman Pasha & Meher’s by Frieha Altaf at Misha’s store launch a few months back. (see here). It’s really hard to pick a favorite between the two, but we’ll give this one to Meher. She made a simple dress look outstanding by way of the Stella Mccartney Blazer, neon toy watch, a lovely updo & Charlotte Olympia clutch.
Misha too was wearing herself (of course :P)
P.S. Wish we get hold of a clearer picture of Shehrbano’s cylinderical gold clutch – It was to-die-for.
Misha Lakhani (L), Meher Tareen (C) & Shehrbano Taseer (R) at PFDC L’Oreal Paris Bridal Week
Meher Tareen with Momina Sibtain on Day1 of PFDC L’Oreal Paris Bridal Week
Images Courtesy : Aamir Amjad Photography, FashionCentral.pk & Stylestripped.net
Wearing separates from her own line ‘Sublime’, designer Sara Shahid attended three of the four days at PFDC L’Oreal Paris Bridal Week . Though Iffy about the choice of footwear for Day 1 & 4 , we think she looked chic & radiant in all three outfits. Loved the yellow against her skin tone, that one being our favorite. Simply Sublime !
P.S. Sara hosted the Black Carpet on Day1 – what a nicely braided chignon :)
Sara Shahid at PLBW Black Carpet on Day 1 (Left) , Day 4 (Centre) & Day2 (Right)
Sara Shahid on Day 1 of PLBW
Images Courtesy: Aamir Amjad photography & Faisal Farooqui (at Dragonfly)
Donning a black cowl neck Jil Sander dress, Nabila posed for photogs on Day1 of the recently concluded fashion week. She finished off her look with Black glitter Christian Louboutin platforms & a matching clutch. We had the pleasure of meeting Nabila in person & though she looked sexy in real, the pictures make her look a little washed out. A pop of color maybe by way of lipcolor or a clutch would have been better.
Nabila in Jil Sander at PFDC L’Oreal Paris Bridal Week Black Carpet
Nabila at PFDC L’Oreal Paris Bridal Week Lounge
Christian Louboutin Black Glitter Platforms