Fashion Showcase day two brought some promising fashion designers to the fore. The young Pakistani designers seem to love playing with colour and the concept of ‘Pakistaniyat’, as many collections were inspired by the cultural heritage of Pakistan.
Sajid’s ‘Mera Pakistan’ collection won the cultural race and was one of the best lines showcased on Day Two. The range drew inspiration from local art and landmarks like Minar-e-Pakistan and Bab-e-Khyber.
Trends to remember: Camel and rickshaw motifs and kherichappals
The feel: Rural chic
The look: Elegant with a dash of desi
‘Rang Ja’ from the house of Bareeze stood out for its crisp portrayal of Pakistani culture seasoned with hues of yellow, deep purple and bright red.
Trend to remember: Use of pom poms and Balochi and Sindhi embroidery
The feel: A fiesta of colours
The look: Vivacious and vibrant
FnkAsia is getting funkier by the day. With her yellow and white outfits, designer Huma Adnan celebrated the concept of ‘every dawn brings a new beginning’. Additonally, the use of tie-dye transported one back to the 1970s, when hippies changed the face of fashion and style.
Trends to remember: Headbands
The feel: Splash of yellow for undercover gypsies
The look: Little Miss Sunshine
In her spring/summer 2012 collection Khurram brought forward her drapery collection in pure silk.
Trend to remember: Brooches
The feel: Contemporary and chic
The look: The Roman Goddess
Rizwanullah’s ‘Art meets Fashion’ collection was an old one and this range was presented less than a fortnight ago at the Textile Asia’s Colour Denim Fashion Parade. Same denim, same hues and nothing new.
Trends to remember: Fabric paint on clothes
The feel: A snazzy topping on bland denim
The look: Andy Warhol