Republic By Omar Farooq is well known for its sharply tailored menswear, with the debonair Fawad Khan as brand ambassador. The label has been building a clientele for it’s ornate bridal wear for women over the last two years but this was the label’s first foray onto the ramp with this range. This first collection met plenty of flak on both social media and in the press, with commentators citing heavy inspiration from previous collections by Faraz Manan and Elan. While the brand was slammed for a lack of originality, my backstage spies report that the clothes were exquisitely finished and that the embroidery was gorgeous and intricate.
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