Fashion designer Nida Azwer brought to Karachi’s runways an exclusive solo fashion showcase at the Marriot, introducing the brand’s Prêt a Porter, Haute Couture and Bridal lines to a packed audience of fashionistas, designers, high society and media, to much acclaim. Themed “A Curious Mind”, Nida Azwer endeavored to take the audience from one spectrum of creativity to another. This being her first solo show, Nida looked to play with a variety of techniques and designing including hand-craft, bead-work and screen printing. Her central idea behind this was to blur the distinction between design, art and craft and leave the viewer with a unique viewing and fashion experience.
For her Prêt a Porter wear finds inspiration in Coco Chanel’s words, “The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.” The couture line focussed on hand embroidered detailing with stitches ‘ari’, ‘zardozi’, ‘marrori’, ‘kamdani’, and ‘vasli’. This line brought to the catwalk that which is contemporary yet classic and ensembles ranging from understated grace to glitzy chic. Headlining the evening was Nida’s bridal line