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Sunday, 20 April 2014

Elan at PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week

Elan by Khadijah Shah is always the one to watch at fashion week. Elan's pop art collection at PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week was no exception. This was one of the most striking collections of fashion week - glamorous and chic with ecletic detailing. Khadijah Shah goes from strength to strength as a designer. This collection was very different from her 2013 collection in look and yet felt like an extension of her earlier work. Elan does do Eastern wear and does it very well, but this show was not about bread-and-butter fashion. Of all the designers who chose to show western wear, Elan's was the collection that may have looked at home on an international ramp. The collection may have little relevance to the average Pakistani woman but it had the thrill, creativity and drama that make the best Fashion Week spectacles.
One of Elan's striking gowns - PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week 2014   Photo: ZAN Solutions

PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week 2014 Round-up: Fantasy or the business of fashion?

PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week (PSFW) is perhaps the most eagerly anticipated Fashion Week in Pakistan. It regularly attracts a good cross-section of the country’s best designers and shows collections that come to define cutting edge Pakistani fashion for the coming year.

Elan at PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week 2014
PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week collections range from the staunchly commercial to gloriously impractical - like this Elan creation

Friday, 18 April 2014

Khaadi Khaas - PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week 2014 - PSFW

Khaadi Khaas produced one of the most beautiful, covetable collections from fashion week. You could almost hear fashion editors and socialites mentally earmarking pieces for their own wardrobes. Whimsical, ethereal and simply drop-dead gorgeous, the collection was a delicious fusion of baroque florals and elegant creams and beiges. The outfits were accessorized with stunningly attractive box handbags that had the FROW drooling.

Khaadi Khaas at PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week 2014
Khaadi Khaas at PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week 2014

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Karma Pink at PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week 2014 - PSFW - Rajasthani Kahani

Karma showed a collection from its Karma Pink brand at PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week this year. Karma Pink is Maheen Kardarali's retail pret brand and has always had a strong wedding wear line - in fact it's one of those places you always head with out-of-towners for last-minute wedding wear. Karma Pink's signature wedding wear features vibrant colours, kamdani and gota. This collection was entitled "Karma ki Rajasthani Kahani" and was a step above Karma Pink's usual wedding fare.

Karma Pink - PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week 2014
Karma Pink - PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week 2014

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Shehla Chatoor Samsara collection - PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week Spring 2014

Shehla Chatoor's spring 2014 collection, Samasara, is everything you expect from Shehla - glamorous, sensual and exquisite. Drawing inspiration from the Orient, Shehla created complex prints which she then used on everything from saris to trenchcoats. In contrast to her last PSFW collection, Samsara had a distinct rock chick feel to it, featuring gold studded pants and detailing. The collection was a true fusion of East and West, featuring gowns, saris, capes and simple dupattas. One of the most alluring collections of PSFW 2014.


Shehla Chatoor PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week 2014 - Samsara Collection
Shehla Chatoor PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week 2014 - Samsara Collection   pic: ZAN Solutions

Monday, 14 April 2014

Arsalan Iqbal at PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week - Spring 2014

The House of Arsalan Iqbal showed a predominantly white collection that was notable for its unisex separates and for experimenting with the humble shalwar. Using crisp cottons and flowing cotton jersey, the "Cargwar" collection used rivets and quilting for detail and showcased a wide range of lowers.
Arsalan Iqbal PSFW 2014 - PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week
Arsalan Iqbal - a pleat embellished-shalwar PSFW 2014

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Sania Maskatiya at PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week 2014

Sania Maskatiya has become known for her accomplished prints and modern take on traditional Pakistani clothing. Her Spring 2014 collection was in keeping with this - with African-inspired prints and funky fusion silhouettes.

Sania Maskatiya PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week 2014 - "Kauma" African inspired collection
Sania Maskatiya PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week 2014 - "Kauma" African inspired collection

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