With so much exposure to every little fashion event and detail happening internationally, it’s sad to see the same old crap being thrown down the runway, by our designers season after season. I won’t say all but majority are creating pieces that hardly make any sense let alone the bad bad fittings and finishings. UGH! Before this becomes an article full of rants let’s see the pieces that were fascinating enough to be on my favourites list!
- First up is this innovative saree-gharara by Saira Rizwan. The monochrome colour palette make it a winner otherwise it was a very tricky silhouette.
2. Misha Lakhani has a distinctive design aesthetic which shows through every single one of her collections. I love how she manages to diffuse her laid-back bohemian vibes into bridal wear. I have never seen a gold and cream colour pairing before and I think it looks gorgeous!
3. Another Misha Lakhani design, she just had me on that duppata detailing. Absolutely love the origami triangles popping out one after the other.
4. Sanam Chaudri’s collection was hip, contemporary and perhaps the only collection that didn’t steer towards bridal-ness. Thank God for that! The over-lapping pants, the loose jacket, contrast lapels and some chunky embellishment details… just perfect!
5. Another Sanam Chaudri outfit, this one is minimalistic yet impactful and chic. That shade of blue though!
6. Saira Shakira presented mostly bridal couture and in bridals it was perhaps one of the best showcase. The contrasting embellishment on this pale sheer kameez are beautiful!
7. Very Elan-esque but nonetheless every inch of detail is stunning. Another Saira Shakira outfit.
8. This was perhaps a favourite on many people’s list. A navy blue kimono kameez with floral details in golds and a few hints of colour here and there. Saira Shakira hitting the right notes once again!
9. Looks like Saira Shakira are aiming to bring back the longer hemlines. This is another glam, cut out shoulder kameez outfit from the duo.
10. Here onwards you will experience the true essence of couture or maybe the first step towards couture brilliance and precison, created solely in Pakistan and by Pakistanis *proud moment* Give yourselves a pat, Sana and Safinaz! It was indeed a job well done.
Cutouts, check! contrast, check! the perfect floor length? double check! what’s not to love?
11. I could easily mistake that one for Marchesa, honestly! Dainty florals, feather accents and such a beautiful pastel colour. Sana Safinaz mesmerization continues…
12. Another Sana Safinaz outfit, made to perfection.
13. Straight out of a fairy-tale by Sana Safinaz, the reigning queens of Pakistani couture.
14. The deepest green, column gown with silver beaded detailing. Another brilliant number by Sana Safinaz.
15. Move aside reds. ox blood will be taking over like a storm after this. Ending the list with this utterly beautiful outfit, of course by Sana Safinaz.