This season, I am totally crushing over anything velvet. Velvet is one of those fabrics that makes you weak at your knees – it’s luxurious, glamorous and just down right regal. The rich texture of the material combined with the deep hues of the fabric look absolutely gorgeous in any night-time event, whether its a wedding, society ball, or just a GT. Velvet is a versatile fabric that looks great with western cuts and the rich colours work beautifully with eastern embroideries and handwork. Luckily, now that winter season is full-on, several designers have come out with absolutely gorgeous velvet collections – all done in a variety of ways. Team Karachista puts together an overview of some of the most-wanted collections.
Farah Talib Aziz
FTA Design house has used the colours of blue and black for their velvet collections, giving a Victorian flavour in its pieces. They have been styled mostly as short length shirts in a straight cut or wrap arounds style accentuated with organza and silk finishings. Tops have been embellished with silver motifs and pearl detailing, paired up with same coloured wide leg pants or snug fitting cigarette pants. Price range is between Rs. 24,000 – Rs. 30,000.
Sania Maskatiya has given two options with its velvets- slinky embellished kaftans and a more traditional formal line which uses an interplay of brighter and more traditional colours like pink, purple and gold. Zardozi work has been used on the cloth, and paired up with rich jamavars, making it perfect for any desi wedding. Sania Maskatiya’s price range starts at Rs27,000 for the fusion line and Rs. 50,000 for the formals.
Ayesha Somaya, keeping in with their style ethos, gives a contemporary twist to its velvet collection. The duo has done a variety of deep coloured outfits, consisting of modern cold shouldered shirts and bootleg pants. The western twist to the collection makes it the perfect outfit for any kind of party or late night event. The price range starts off with Rs 10, 000 with a simple velvet shirt to upto Rs. 32,000 for one with work done.
Zainab Salman has tunics in the colours of black, bottle green and maroon as a part of her ‘Velvet Tide’ series. She has stylised each piece with work on the sleeves, necklines and hemlines making it the perfect outfit for any formal event. Zainab Salman also has a royal black velvet kaftan – check out the sexy worked slit!
Range is from Rs. 29,500 – 34,000 including pants!
Farida Hassan gives you some gorgeous options in velvet off shoulder tops. She uses the material in colours of black and maroon, with embellishments of pear and champagne crystals. Price range from Rs 17,000 to Rs 20,000
Maheen Taseer gives a laid back luxe option with these straight cut laser cut velvet kurtas. These are perfect day wear as they are comfortable and hassle free, perfect for when you are on the go. These Kurtas are priced at Rs15,000