LSA 2020 – the Lux Style Awards 2020 go virtual but don’t skimp on the glam

This year the Lux Style Awards went virtual for the first time ever. There was no way that LSA 2020 could have the usual glittering red carpet, glamorous stars or extravagant performances. With Covid looming large, glamour has been hard to find so it was great to see our favourite stars dress up to record a virtual show.

It’s not the first time that the LSA show has had to be cancelled due to outside circumstances – remember when the announcement was relegated to an afternoon tea at the Movenpick in 2014? Still in recent years, the LSAs have been the glitziest awards show in town and in a year that’s been notably low on anything to celebrate, the virtual LSAs were uplifting.

Leading the pack in pulling out the stops were Mansha Pasha in Zuria Dor, Sarwat Gillani in Kanya Couture and Mehwish Hayat in Amato Couture & Sopia Bognem.

Yumna Zaidi also stood out in a pink Zainab Salman sari while Ayesha Omar also opted for Zuria Dor. Iqra Aziz and Mahira Khan decided to keep things simple in more laid back outfits that somehow also captured the zeitgeist.

With a smattering of performances, the focus was mainly on celebrating the highest achievers in fashion, film, TV and music.

Arguably the most poignant moment was when the late Zara Abid’s mother and brother accepted a posthumous award for her for Model of the Year – female. One of the brightest stars of the modelling world, Zara tragically lost her life in the devastating PIA crash at the end of Ramazan. She was at the top of her game in 2019 and truly deserved the award. She’s dearly missed by the fashion fraternity and it was bittersweet to see her family accept the award on her behalf.

Judging the 2021 LSAs will be a huge challenge. Celebrating the achievements of 2020 may be impossible when there have been no fashion shows and few film releases though TV and Music have soldiered on. In terms of fashion, perhaps the biggest achievements of 2020 for many brands will be just managing to stay afloat.

Full list of LSA 2020 Winners


Model of the Year – Male
Hasnain Lehri

Model of the Year – Female
Zara Abid (posthumous)

Achievement in Fashion Design – Pret

Achievement in Fashion Design – Luxury Pret Sana Safinaz

Achievement in Fashion Design – Bridal Couture
Sana Safinaz

Best Menswear Designer
Ismail Farid

Best Fashion Photographer
Shahbaz Shazi

Best Makeup and Hair Artist Saima Bargfrede

Best Emerging Talent- Fashion Sachal Afzal for Male Model


Best Film
Laal Kabootar

Best Director Film
Kamal Khan for Laal Kabootar

Best Film Actor- Viewer’s Choice
Ahmed Ali Akbar for Laal Kabootar

Best Film Actress- Viewer’s Choice
Mahira Khan for Superstar

Best Film Actor Critics Rashid Farooqui for Laal Kabootar

Best Film Actress Critics
Mahira Khan for Superstar


Best Song
Raavi by Sajjad Ali from Raavi

Singer of the Year
Hadia Hashmi – Bol Hu

Best Emerging Talent Big Foot Music – Hamad Khan, Sohaib Lari

Best Playback Singer Ali Tariq for Behka Na from Parey Hut Love

Best Original Sound Track
Ranjha Ranjha Kardi by JB Sisters/Rahma Ali Composed and Produced by Sami Khan


Best TV Play Mere Paas Tum Ho

Best Play Director Kashif Nisar for Ranjha Ranjha Kardi

Best Play Writer
Faiza Iftikhar for Ranjha Ranjha Kardi

Best TV Actor – Critics Zahid Ahmed for Ishq Zah e Naseeb

Best TV Actress – Critics
Iqra Aziz for Ranjha Ranjha Kardi

Best TV Actor – Viewer’s Choice Imran Ashraf for Ranjha Ranjha Kardi

Best TV Actress -Viewer’s Choice
Yumna Zaidi for Inkaar

Best Emerging Talent TV Shees Gul for Meray Paas Tum Ho


Iqra Aziz with her LSA 2020 award

The author served on the LSA 2020 Jury for the Fashion Awards

Salima Feerasta
Salima Feerasta
Salima Feerasta is chief editor of and one of Pakistan's top fashion and lifestyle journalists.

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