KARACHI: The second day of Fashion Pakistan Week 2019 saw a lot of stellar showstoppers, celebrity F-Row sightings and powerful semi-formal, formal and bridal collections.
The red carpet was a star-studded affair with the who’s who of the entertainment industry, socialites and corporate giants coming together in an elegant mix of glitz and glamour Here is a round up of day 2:
Stella Jeans collection was a multicultural collaboration with the local artisans of Chitral, Gilgit and Hunza, who shared and combined Italian design with their centuries-old tradition, and hand-embroidered over 300 meters of typical floral motifs. The designer presented an inspiring collection that incorporated Italian cuts and silhouettes decked with hand embroidery by the Kalash women.
The Pink Tree Company
Pink Tree Company took to the ramp in an explosion of color. Their collection was an ode to the high contrast, vivacious hues that are found in cinema frames and our memories. The show came to an extravagant end as Navin Waqar walked as a showstopper in a color coordinated number with gota work and gold embroidery that paid homage to the technicolor theme.
Zuria Dor’s collection pieces were crafted with great precision and thought. With a mix of edgy and delicate patterns, floral and geometric design elements intricately hand-crafted on rich, luxe fabrics, the designer left the audience wanting for more.
Each outfit of Zellbury’s collection reflected signature style with expressive prints with an array of micro-stripes infused with Mughal motifs, collage styles and flattering affects which offered an arresting modern portrait of a real woman. Hina Altaf walked the ramp as the showstopper for Zellbury.
Splash – Street Style
Splash showcased a splash of modern cuts and styles. Taking inspiration from the global phenomenon of ‘Street Style’, Splash showcased their fun loving, vibrant, funky and forever young collection with on-trend cuts, accessories and bold colors that will carry through the seasons.
Humayun Alamgir’s collection featured long coats, long boots, wool, velvet and even fur which is a standing testament of being unconventional yet comfortable. Shehzad Sheikh, opened the show for Humayun followed by Agha Ali in a red velvet sherwani, Fahad Mirza in a black velvet suit, Ali Safina in a colorful blazer, Asad Siddiqui in a deep purple velvet suit and Muneeb Butt in sky blue. The boys had the crowd in cheers and the energy on the ramp was electrifying.
The grand finale of day 2 FPW came to an end with a breathtaking show by Maheen Khan. An eclectic, curated collection of upcycled samples made their way on the runway from the Maheen archives, some old, some new, some borrowed from their new collaborative effort with Indoi and Sundus Talpur – a sculptur and jeweller. Overall it was a coherent collection and very elegant.