Sanam Agha’s collection, inspired by Greecian gladiators, was pleasing to the eye with the exquisite draping. She used a palette of subtle hues of grey, pistachio green, custard yellow and black in chiffon with her signature insect motif used in every outfit. The highlight of the collection was an interesting marriage of dhoti and chooridar, which might become a popular trend in the following year.
Dittu showcased his premier fusion line titled, ‘What a Woman’ from his Couture 69 line. The designer used beautiful colour combinations of shades of blues, greens and yellow with gold and silver Dittu, known for his exquisite saris, received smiles when he displayed his floral printed chiffon sequined creations.
Saman Arif experimented with fabrics like chiffon and cotton in solid acid colours, complimented by chunky accessories. The collection comprised of culottes, long flowing kameezes and cocktail dresses embellished with pompoms, which are in vogue these days. This bright collection, which reminded one of ‘the good old hippie days’ stood out on day four.
Nawaz’s collection paid tribute to the wandering soul of Pakistan travelling from the shores of Karachi to the mountains of Kashmir. The designer made use of silk and satin in a mostly winter based palette; the rich earthy colours and paisley prints were embedded in a collection of blazers with hoods over jeans and velvet trousers. Raw colours like khaki, browns, flaming oranges and dark greens were used.
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The designer’s ‘Soft Military’ collection was one of his strongest yet. The designer went on a patriotic note combined with military regalia with Jinnah caps as well as army hats gracing the heads of models. Female models in military colours saluted the audience, depicting a Pakistan where women walk alongside men.