All three Pakistani designers at Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2014 chose to stay very true to their signatures and showed collections that were reflections of their own sense of style. Zara showed florals, Sania showed digital prints in contemporary silhouettes and Rizwan showed Truck Art. There are those who argue that it’s time for Rizwan to move on from truck art but as long as he’s innovating and is still inspired by it, it’s not for anyone to dictate to any designer. After all even Chanel reinvents its signature suits and pearls every season but you never hear anyone tell Chanel to move on from pearls.

Rizwan Beyg, Sania Maskatiya, Zara Shahjahan at Lakme Fashion Week 2014

Rizwan Beyg

Rizwan Beyg chose to show a wearable, pret collection rather than his delicate embroidered couture collection. We’ve seen variations of this pret Truck art theme at the last two PFDC fashion weeks but this time Rizwan added a sari, a dhoti shalwar and various other Indian-inspired elements. The vibrant colours and trendy cuts were a major hit with the Indian crowd. With price points starting at InRs5,000 and an emphasis on being able to produce large numbers, Beyg received a lot of interest from local and international buyers and multi-brand stores interested in carrying his line. The stars of his collection, as in Pakistan, were the accessories. It seems like every fashionista wants those bags and shoes in her wardrobe. Here’s hoping they become more readily available on both sides of the border.
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Rizwan Beyg Lakme Fashion Week 2014
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Rizwan Beyg Lakme Fashion Week 2014
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Rizwan Beyg Lakme Fashion Week 2014
truck art rizwan beyg lakme
Rizwan Beyg Lakme Fashion Week 2014
truck art rizwan beyg lakme
Rizwan Beyg Lakme Fashion Week 2014
truck art rizwan beyg lakme
Rizwan Beyg Lakme Fashion Week 2014
truck art rizwan beyg lakme
Rizwan Beyg Lakme Fashion Week 2014


Zara Shahjahan
Zara Shahjahan showed a pretty mix of semi-formals and formals based on her signature vintage florals. For once she seemed to allow herself complete creative freedom and the result is collection that is as fresh and inspired as it is bankable. With trendy cuts and an ethereal prettiness, this was a beautiful show.

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Zara Shahjahan Lakme Fashion Week 2014
city of gardens collection by zara shahjahan lakme
Zara Shahjahan Lakme Fashion Week 2014

city of gardens collection by zara shahjahan lakme
Zara Shahjahan Lakme Fashion Week 2014

city of gardens collection by zara shahjahan lakme
Zara Shahjahan Lakme Fashion Week 2014

city of gardens collection by zara shahjahan lakme
Zara Shahjahan Lakme Fashion Week 2014

city of gardens collection by zara shahjahan lakme
Zara Shahjahan Lakme Fashion Week 2014

city of gardens collection by zara shahjahan lakme
Zara Shahjahan Lakme Fashion Week 2014

city of gardens collection by zara shahjahan lakme
Zara Shahjahan Lakme Fashion Week 2014

city of gardens collection by zara shahjahan lakme
Zara Shahjahan Lakme Fashion Week 2014

city of gardens collection by zara shahjahan lakme
Zara Shahjahan Lakme Fashion Week 2014

city of gardens collection by zara shahjahan lakme
Zara Shahjahan Lakme Fashion Week 2014

Sania Maskatiya

Inspired by Japanese culture and symbolism, Sania Maskatiya’s Sakura collection  featured bespoke prints and a variety of cuts and textures. Using earthy tones of taupe, ocre and navy Sania showed a mix of wide legged pants, tapered trousers, short jackets and flowy tops. The collection was brought together by little touches like obi-style belts for a look that was modern yet subtly oriental.
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Sania Maskatiya Lakme Fashion Week 2014
sakura collection by sania maskatiya lakme
Sania Maskatiya Lakme Fashion Week 2014
sakura collection by sania maskatiya lakme
Sania Maskatiya Lakme Fashion Week 2014
sakura collection by sania maskatiya lakme
Sania Maskatiya Lakme Fashion Week 2014
sakura collection by sania maskatiya lakme
Sania Maskatiya Lakme Fashion Week 2014
sakura collection by sania maskatiya lakme
Sania Maskatiya Lakme Fashion Week 2014
sakura collection by sania maskatiya lakme
Sania Maskatiya Lakme Fashion Week 2014
sakura collection by sania maskatiya lakme
Sania Maskatiya Lakme Fashion Week 2014
sakura collection by sania maskatiya lakme
Sania Maskatiya Lakme Fashion Week 2014
sakura collection by sania maskatiya lakme
Sania Maskatiya Lakme Fashion Week 2014
sakura collection by sania maskatiya lakme
Sania Maskatiya Lakme Fashion Week 2014
sakura collection by sania maskatiya lakme
Sania Maskatiya Lakme Fashion Week 2014
sakura collection by sania maskatiya lakme
Sania Maskatiya Lakme Fashion Week 2014
sakura collection by sania maskatiya lakme
Sania Maskatiya Lakme Fashion Week 2014






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