Pantene Bridal Couture Week 2013 Finale

There was the expected high drama on the ramp when the curtains came down Pantene Bridal Couture Week 2013 Day 3. With the good, the bad and the ugly, the show kept us hooked till the very end. Here’s the lowdown:

Sana Abbas
The opening pieces of this designer’s collection showcased bridals themed on a pastel palette. With soft hues like beige, baby pink, light blue and white, Sana Abbas’s collection was designed for a graceful bride. The dresses with paisley motifs had a touch of regality and looked majestic on the ramp.

Nadya Mistry
When will this eyesore of a mystery be solved? The designer failed to impress on every levels. With the right recipe for a ramp disaster in hand, Mistry showcased net chooridars, glittery mermaid-inspired lehengas and off-shoulder cholis full of coin-sized sequins. While we laud her for producing well-stitched albeit complicated pieces, we seriously wonder who will ever wear them.

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Fashion Pakistan Week Summer 2013 Day 2

The finale of Fashion Pakistan Week (FPW) 5 on 10th April outstripped Day 1 on every level; not only did Day 2 have a more promising line-up, with Shamaeel, SanaSafinaz, Deepak Perwani and Sania Maskatiya showing, some of the remaining 11 (yes, there were THAT many) designers’ presentations displayed creativity and finesse.

Shamaeel

The prize for the show that bowled us over must be given to Shamaeel. With her collection titled Extra-Orient, Shamaeel transported us into a world of powerful lady shoguns exuding femininity and sex appeal.
Sania Maskatiya

A crowd scan at any high-society chai party will show you just how popular Sania’s printed silk kurtas are. Playing on this strength, Sania’s Naqash collection at FPW5 was a saga of digital prints on silk and crepe.

Orient just Deepak Lawn 2013 exhibition

Orient presents Deepak Perwani Lawn Exhibition 2013

After the wonderful response & incredible success in the past, ORIENT is delighted to invite you to come with your family and friends for a day of fun shopping with ‘Orient presents Deepak Perwani’ Spring Summer Lawn Collection 2013 at The Palm. Event Details: Brand: just Deepak by Orient Textiles … Read more

Fashion Pakistan Week FPW4 Fall/winter 2012- Day 3 review

Well, not much of a surprise that Day 3 is the Finale of FPW4 fall/winter 2012. One wonders if it is a ‘week’ why would it ends on day 3? Probably because of coming Eid vacations and the earlier shifts of date from 17th to 21st October. Anyways, FPW4 in … Read more

Etihad Diamond Designer Award at FPW4 2012 Deepak Perwani

Etihad Diamond Designer Award at FPW4 2012

Apart from announcing the most inspiring Designer of fashion Pakistan week FPW4 2012, Etihad airways presented Another award at FPW4 recognizing the efforts of pioneer Fashion designers in Pakistan. Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, and the official airline for the 4th Pakistan Fashion Week 2012 recently held … Read more

Lux Style Awards: A trip down memory lane

As the much-anticipated and sensational awards show of the year, The Lux Style Awards (LSA), inches closer, the pace of celebrities heartbeat increases. Considered the ‘Pakistani Oscars’ by many, the LSA, despite a slumped economy, still manages to arouse the interest of people. This year will see the 10th Annual … Read more

The Designer: Exploring the world of retail fashion

The Designer: Exploring the world of retail fashion

At The Designer’s pre-eid launch, one observed how cleverly retailer Asad Tareen brought in names like Sadaf Malaterre, Adnan Pardesy, Mohsin Ali and Akif Mahmood, who have wowed us on the ramp but left us skeptical of when they retail. To Tareen’s credit, he managed to get the best of … Read more