Pakistani Showbiz

Accolades to ivory and street style

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KARACHI: Day two of the fashion week commenced with designers and retail labels orchestrating diffident hues and inconspicuous designs to their full potential. The runway did have its moments of hits and misses, but designers did their finest to saturate the ramp with plush aesthetics.

Amir Adnan

The ‘Shah Zadeh’ collection was not entirely awe-inspiring but the fact that the designer didn’t play it safe, needs to be lauded. The designs featured a gamut of menswear – from three piece suits to sherwanis, Adnan nailed the utilisation of the jamawar fabric. The blending of colours was slightly off-mark and not as upbeat for which Adnan is distinguished for.


The esteemed brand took the scheme of accessorising ensembles to a whole new echelon. The bag collection by Jafferjees grabbed attention on the runway with its retro-chic edginess teamed with fine luxe leather. The anthology included a variety of men’s brief cases, paper-holder bags, women’s  tote bags, box-clutches, formal purses and beauty cases. The colour palette was vibrant and vividly conspicuous.

Zaheer Abbas

The ‘Primavera’ collection bragged all shades of ivory brilliantly. Especially suited for the festive spring season, the capsule collection comprised crème tones coupled with striking gold needlework. The collection manifested a regal magnetism with the addition of deluxe draping on assorted fabrics like organza, silk and chiffons. The simple tailoring and cuts were classy to the core and the inculcation of feminine patterns made it an instant hit.

Caanchi & Lugari

The international shoe brand surprisingly brought forward men’s apparel to the ramp. Polishing the runway looks with the matching moccasins; the ‘Bugatti’ collection was a blend of casual and urban, appropriate for the modern man. Polo tops in intriguing shades of pinks, reds and emeralds partnered with khaki pants and contrasting moccasin shoes brought forth a trendy street-style to the ramp.

Sanam Chaudhri

‘Zingara’, the collection was a rainbow of pastel-muted tones, fused with hints of understated coffee and russet tones. In honour of the free human spirit, Chaudhri channelled the bohemian aesthetic in a sophisticated fashion. The floral cutwork technique enhanced the chic appeal of her outfits, plus the use of cottons, pure silks and sheer fabrics added drama to the ramp. From Western stylised tunics to Eastern patterns, the collection was as diverse as it could get.

Abdul Samad

Titled ‘Uptown Funk’, Samad’s collection didn’t step up to the par for the exhibit. A complete men’s wear range, it was more fit for dramatic theatre rather than the ramp. From the rancid colour-combos to the non-weariability factor – the collection was puzzling. The cuts were critically incongruous and the use of bright hues didn’t match up the the theme of the illustration. However, Samad’s collection boasted fashion writer Zurain Imam, choreographer Hasan Rizvi and vocalist Shezad Roy as showstoppers.

Fahad Hussayn

Another showcase that was not up to scratch was the ‘Dominionatrix Decoded’ collection. The gaudy compilation paraded inappeasable designing, shoddy cuts and outlandish colour themes. The collection was anything but glamorous and artsy. Overdone ill-fitted hybrid pants and blazers utilised chiffons and nets in a substandard fashion. It failed to generate an impression for the upcoming season.

Gul Ahmed

The brand renowned for lawn, seem to be the neophyte innovators of white. The indulgent appeal in the collection was evident with the addition of white emblems toyed with deep gold and copper embroidery. The urban take on the traditional over-coat was breathtaking. From layered Western outfits to the Eastern peshwaz, it was a slick anthology featuring elegant silhouettes.

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