It was a pink extravaganza at the Pearl Continental Marquee on May 26. With ushers draped in baby pink saris, faux bare branches adorned with bright roses and a pristine pink carpet, the organizers of Veet Super Model contest 2011 used the color of femininity to embellish the event.
Veterans like Shamaeel Ansari adhered to the simplicity of white and ivories in their flowing shirts with churidaar pajamas. While in her heavily printed collection, she used earthy colors like red and rust. According to Ansari her eastern wear represents the “quintessential essence of a Pakistani women.”
Sanam Chaudhri displayed with her new Citron collection – an assortment of Western tops in vibrant tangy colors green with understated beige or white pants/trousers.
Shehla Chatoor exquisite silk collection, was worn with deep gold belt. Mostly Western outfits, accessorized it with mostly peacock feathers and deep gold angel feather. One can easily sign it off as a chic collection.
The highlight of the entire event was a live performance by pop icon Ali Zafar, while models strutted across the ramp donning Ali Xeeshan’s richly embellished bridal couture. The audience swayed to Zafar’s Jhoom while observing the traditional bridal gowns.
Fahad Hussayn’s collection inspired from the apparel of Rajput princess Mirabai, was the quintessential bridal collection. Dubai-based Rashmee Ahmed’s label C’est Moi comprised short cocktail dresses and flowing kaftans.
Finally, ten youthful contestants debuted into the fashion world by doing a final walk on the ramp wearing Syed Rizwanullah’s alluring black couture. According to Rizwanullah, his Western outfits were an expression of his “mature and creativity”.
“I am concentrating a lot on threads in my line…I have extensively used different types of material like silk, chiffon and latex!” mentioned the flamboyant designer. The fresh entrants were evaluated by a jury comprising of veterans like fashion designer Shamaeel Ansari, photographers Tapu Javeri and Fayaz Ahmed, super model Nadia Hussain, stylist Saba Ansari and event manager Frieha Altaf.
Sana Khan was declared the Miss Super Model by the jury. The lady of the night could not help giggling excitedly while receiving the award. The titles of Miss Photogenic and Miss Catwalk went to Saima Izhar and Urouj Ahmed respectively.