Hello Fashionable Ladies and Fashionable Gentlemen. Hope you guys are looking good and feeling fine. Here’s the BEST of PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week, which took place in Lahore Pakistan this April 10th-13th.
Mohsin Ali for Libas
Mohsin Ali was the opening designer of the Luxury Ready-To-Wear shows at PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week. This time Mohsin designed the collection for Libas (a Pakistani luxury wear label). We all know Mohsin for bringing something new to the Runway Table and like always we were not disappointed this time around as well. The cuts and silhouettes were interestingly lady-likse and latest. Different mediums of lush fabrics were used, like Organza, Silks and Chiffons with the finest computerized silk embroideries on them. Loved the layering of sheer fabrics. The Collar Shirts attached with Sheer sexy Dresses were noticeably Love. There was something for every age group with drama in a powdery color palette. The soft Color palette was gradually given a twist with Shades of Neon Orange and lime, which further helped accentuate the cut lines. The collection was overall looked very much inspired by the female world of fantasy with a touch of sporty lines and crystals kissing the necklines. I could see the influence of Architecture, Nature and Sports in the collection. Loved how Mohsin Picked and celebrated the international Trend of Fancy Sporty Sneakers from High Streets and Chanel Couture Summer 2014 collection and made us all go Wow with the Footwear.
Good Job Mohsin Ali Tawasulli
The Fabulous looking sisters Nickie and Nina showcased their summer 2014 collection called ‘Kacha Taanka’. As I had mentioned so many times in my previous reviews about the label, that they need to ‘Up their Game’. This time they somehow perhaps heard me and did push the envelope to a certain extent. I was glad to see some nice pieces with some great attention towards the details and Cut-lines, and those few but spectacular pieces saved the entire collection. If I compare Nickie Nina with the label itself, it was by far one of the best collections I have witnessed. The color palette was unusually appealing and the collection overall was cohesive, Needless to say a lot yet needs to be improved in terms of the technical aspects of garment construction, As It is very important that the clothes should fit the models perfectly in order to flatter the design fully. I am definitely looking forward…
I have talked about Ali Xeeshan’s collections a lot since I have started my Blog, the reason is ‘I have to’. Ali Xeeshan is among the most radiant and consistent designers of the current time in Pakistan. Back to Back Couture and Ready-To-Wear shows with fashionably innovative looks in each collection drags him to the list of the most noticeable designers. This collection at PSFW2014 was his Spring 2014 Luxury-Prêt collection called “Trouble”. The collection is Modern and of course Edgy. So much so that I was compelled to tweet live from his Runway showcase “Ali Xeeshan reaches the level of Dolce & Gabbana, Milan and Naeem Khan, Paris” and I stand by my statement. He played with Nude, Black and Gold with a pinch of accent colors like Ferozi, Reds and Pinks in Stones and cut-out embroideries. The Silhouettes were mostly body conscious with a couple of very Noticeable Poufy Tops, which looked something fashionably new that we always look forward to. The Motifs were positioned graciously and styling it with over-sized Head fascinators looked perfectly CATCHY to me.
P.S. Not everyone can dare or pull off his collection’s lewks!
I have always loved Sania Maskatiya and thank you Sania for letting that love continue and grow with another successful collection. Before fashion week I told Sunday DailyTimes Fashion magazine that I want to see designers explore and play more with the textile surfaces this summer. Sania Maskatiya did exactly what I was looking forward to. The Looks are suitable for women from around the world. Loved the High-Thigh slits of the Dresses with cropped cigarette pants beneath them. Prints and Texture were not only pretty but also had high quality. The clothes were well fitted and styled proportionately. Sania debuted her first menswear capsule collection and I absolutely loved the Maskatiyan details applied on menswear tailored clothing. Overall, the collection gets an A+ for being Super Trendy, Urban and Cohesively Chic and Fun.
Can’t wait to see more of her innovation in Textiles!
Arsalan Iqbal is definitely a devoted and a hard working designer. This time at PSFW 2014, Arsalan showcased a Luxury Ready-To-Wear collection and pleasantly changed my mind. For me, Arsalan Iqbal is a fantastic Luxury Prêt-a-Porter designer. The major color of the collection was White and the things well-liked were the attention towards the stitching details with no embroideries. There were zippers, studs, buttons with lots of pleats, cut-lines and darts in almost every piece we saw and they seemed to be working pretty well. He also designed some attention-grabbing shoes and accessories like face masks and goggles etc. The plus in his collection was that he played with our very own Shalwar Kameez and gave it a very Modern and exciting twist. I loved the three dimensional pockets hanging outside of the shirts and shalwar inspired pleated pants, something fashionable and worth buying if you like quirky things. It was a summer cool and a fierce collection.
Overall, the collection had a strong vibe and did impress me. Arsalan Iqbal has a lot of potential to produce a grand collection, but I would al, Although this collection left us wondering for more so prefer to see some more simplified version of this. He is imaginative indeed, but he should know where to stop while creating each look for a collection, before it becomes too loud and costume-ish. We love you!
Emerging Talent Show
Emerging Talent show was the only show that I was looking forward to the most and got disappointed the most with. The only two mini collections that I liked among the emerging talents were of Hammad Sadiq‘s and Seher Tareen‘s. I also tweeted that in the emerging talent show Hammad gets 5 star and Seher gets 4 star.
Hammad Sadiq‘s collection had couture-like drama, relatively well constructed and well executed. The clothes had details and a fine story to tell. I can imagine someone wearing them and standing fashionably out in a crowd. Keep it coming Hammad!
Seher Tareen‘s collection was marvelously modern. She used one of my favorite color contrasts i.e. black and lime yellow. I was impressed that she took the risk of using leather in Jackets, I love leather and I hardly see it on Pakistani runways. Good Job Seher!