With 3 days and hundreds of outfits its time to swoon and trend spot at this years Fashion Pakistan Week 2015 held just at the end of November we saw the elite of Pakistani give us everything from a fashion lover could ever dream of. For now lets have a look at what day 1 offered.
Eternal by Hisham Malik
“Eternal” by Hisham Malik takes inspiration from Alexander Pope’s neo-classical romantic poem “Eloisa to Abelard”. The color scheme progression of the collection is based on the various stages of flame and its varying colors: peach tinged turquoise, to dusky pink, burnt orange, golden yellow and finally ivory white. The collection was been constructed using European haute couture techniques with tulle corselets swen into every garment and foundation underskirts. The fabrics of the collection are primarily benarasi handloom fabrics such as tissue, kimkhwab, reshams jamawar, and kundan zari as well as unconventional fabrics such as shanghai velvet and tweet. Metallic fabrics have been dyed in contrasting tones to imitate the look of flames as well.
Sana Safinaz Collection
Having just showcased a bridal collection at PLBW the designer gave us a Luxury Pret collection. Appliqué; embroideries; digital prints on silks and satins; quilting on silk and velvet; texturing; pleating; gold gilded printing; hand-made lace and beaded flowers .
We liked the the vintage quirky prints but it was the opulent and super glam velvet pants done in gilded vintage gold print that stole our hearts
Shehla Chatoor’s “All the Raj”
The collection exuding a royal appeal, drawing inspiration from the period of the British Raj, featured eastern aesthetics with a contemporary twist in terms of silhouettes for the modern bride. We saw dark tones of ruby red and emerald green, embellished mukesh, tilla, and Kashmiri zardori, all on winter fabrics like velvet and silk. There was a blend of shimmering jackets, ghararas, dhaka pyjamas, printed saris and lengha cholis. For jewllery chand balis, tikas and maatha patttis took centre stage, again reminiscent maharanis of colonial times.
This year’s bridal collection, ‘Omorose’ took inspiration from the beautiful 18th century renaissance homes from around the world. The spectacular interior of gold gilt edged mirrors and ornate silver gilded ceilings form the grandeur of that era, which this collection strives to embody. Intricate embroideries and flattering silhouettes make this bridal collection one of beauty and splendour. The palette begins with soft creams, earthy pewters blending into greens, golds and rich jewel tones.