FPW6 Day 2: Fashion talks via digital prints

Friday, February 21st, 2014 3:12:34 by



KARACHI: 

Setting the fashion agenda, FPW6, Day Two was tinged with genius offerings throughout. Genrous helpings of Turkish art, digital topography prints, vibrantly coloured Eastern wear and slinky gowns, it blew one away. The whole set-up of the show itself was incredibly well managed and contributed towards creating a truly unforgettable Day 2. It was more than a parade of clothes; it was a showcase of talent and passion for fashion

Fahad Hussayn

Fahad Hussayn’s collection, Aristo-Anarchy, was true to its name, done up in pastel, spring-appropriate hues. While some of the outfits were reminiscent of Elie Saab, Fahad’s collection overall was so appealing to the sartorial eye that a trail of joyful chaos was left behind. Editors and buyers were left starry-eyed over this Aristo-Anarchy collection as the last model strutted off, comprising well-tailored cuts, tasteful embellishments, embroidery and digital prints. The collection encapsulated the theme, while retaining Hussayn’s signature on each outfit. Models sported small origami birds on their eye brows. It is good to see styling being paid attention to on the ramp

Jafferjees

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With its unmistakable logo, Jafferjees is one of the most recognizable luxury brands in Pakistan. At FPW 6, Jafferjees managed to reiterate itself as the local fashion juggernaut. Opt for black and white leather clutches, purses or hand-carry bags from this collection and you sure will be making a statement. They also showcased coloured messenger bags in geometrical designs.

Sheep

Sheep’s latest collection, Black Sheep, was again an ode to foliage-inspired digital prints. This retail brand expressed that they wish to try something different, and delivered a collection unlike anything they have done before. A break from their cotton collection present in the stores for retail, this ramp friendly ensemble was a pleasant surprise. Mostly in Western cuts, bright hues and embellished with huge feathery motifs, the collection was chic and wearable. Ayaan and Faiza’s walk together, one in an emerald green dress and another in a tangy orange one, was the highlight of the showcase.

Maybelline

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Maybelline’s 2014 make-up trends dictate that one can be bold and boisterous this season. Lips can be painted maroon, pink or in nude shades. Light eye make-up or a heavy dose, both will do for the evening. Cheeks can be brown or pink, according to your desire. One can sport long straight hair, wavy curls or even a bob cut for this season, dictates Maybelline. The make-up artist for this particular segment was Raana Khan. Sania Maskatiya and Sublime dressed the stunning Maybelline models in their gorgeous fashion ensembles.

Nauman Arfeen

Nauman Arfeen’s men’s collection, Haute after Dark, had an Eastern flair to it. Sherwanis in rust brown and royal blue were the order of the day. What was noticeable was the chappal culture back in attendance. The models looked dashing as they walked the ramp sporting an earring in one ear. Nauman’s variation in cuts and style for formal wear rather than a Spring collection drew cheers from the crowd.

Gulabo

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Maheen Khan designs to impress. Gulabo’s latest Kolachi Collection was inspired by the maps of Karachi. It was a glamorous tribute of the City of Lights. The collection was bohemian and playful, done up in digital prints on white silken fabrics. The models sported funky statement bags, vibrant straight pants and walked the ramp decked up in the gorgeous topography of Karachi. Maheen Khan put together one of the most creative, and wearable, collections on the runway for the night.

Shamaeel Ansari

It should come as no surprise that Shamaeel Ansari’s designs serve as an inspiration for fashionistas everywhere. Her Day 2 finale had been one of the most anticipated shows at FPW 6, and the Tughra Collection did not disappoint. Shamaeel put forward with yet another innovative collection. Her collection was regal, and anchored by her love for digital prints and abstract geometric shapes. It took its inspiration from the Royal Turkish regime’s Iznik tiles and ceramics.  It was refreshing to see a whole new design motivation, as opposed to the usual Persian and Kashmiri inspired outfits that Shamaeel creates. With models sporting dresses, gowns and coats, this certainly was a Turkish delight for the fashion eye to witness.

Inaaya

The first hit to the senses was her unpredictable use of appliqué work, amalgamated with rich colours, stunning cuts and gorgeous prints. The mix of Eastern and Western silhouettes stood out. The collection was all about combining understated glamour with ethnic pride. It incorporated black and white appliqué Rilli work and bright symmetrical prints into precise cocktail dresses, jumpsuits, coats and gowns, in a bid to impress the younger generation of socialites and red carpet walkers.  This minimalistic collection had high-fashion charisma on the menu, with all the markers and guides of luxury that we know, love and embrace. Naushaba Brohi, the designer behind Inaaya, got a much deserved standing ovation as she walked the ramp.

Maheen Karim for Toni and Guy Hair Meets Wardrobe:

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Looks like Toni and Guy’s love affair with the slinky long black dress is one that is here to stay. The highlight of Karim’s showcase was show stopper Ayesha Omer walking the ramp with vibrant tomato red streaks in her hair, a stark contrast to the delicate peek-a-boo jumpsuit she wore.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 22nd, 2014.

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