Pakistan’s Fashion Industry is ushering in a new era of digital showcase and re-wiring the fashion system. The apex body goes digital as it showcased its first ever digital fashion week. The three days Pakistan’s first virtual fashion week was full of glitz and glamour showcasing the best of designers outfits.
Day Three and the Finale of the groundbreaking ‘Catwalk Cares’ Virtual Fashion Show was filled with high-voltage glamour and star power including uber-luxe sartorial showcases by fashion royalty and showstopper appearances by Sarwat Gilani, Mikaal Zulfiqar Ayesha Omer and Kiran Malik.
Here are the glimpses of the virtual fashion show:
The couture king of kaleidoscopic colour Nomi Ansari opened the finale with an exciting outfits that mesmerized the fashion freaks. Ansari’s favourite muse veteran supermodel Fauzia Amaan was seen wearing a shimmery midnight blue sari worn with a backless cut-out blouse; a classic twirly can-can sharara in pastel floral hues; a black and silver glittery lehngha choli and a pastel floral kaleidoscopic sharara with matching sleek top. Ebullient bright and uplifting the capsule exuded effortless glamour.
Safinaz played with draping and kept her dresses as minimal as possible with just one brooch tying the whole look together. The collection, titled ‘Anatalya’ was inspired by Greco Roman statues.
Sonya Battla the maven of minimalism said she was excited to be part of ‘Catwalk Cares’ and thought the exercise was “a considerate and well thought out effort to celebrate the brave front liners while bringing the industry together and challenging it to be creative while observing social distancing during the lock-down.”
Battla’s three piece capsule collection ”Chawkhandi’ was inspired by the embossed clay etching found at the historic Chaukhandi Tombs.
Battla’s muse was actor and social activist Sarwat Gillani effortlessly glided in an easy breezy day look in a deep carnation hue; matching white separates that can be dressed up or down depending on one’s mood, and lastly a classic black number that boosts one’s evening style up a notch.
REPUBLIC by OMAR FAROOQ
Omar Farooq, Creative Director of multiple award-winning menswear label Republic opined that he thought Catwalk Cares was “a brilliant initiative and very creative of Frieha Altaf who is always good at what she does.”
Republic also used a celebrity showstopper in the form of TV and Film heartthrob Mikaal Zulfiqar who dazzled in a navy blue cotton Shalwar Kurta worn with a midnight blue tropical wool waistcoat embossed with a hand-embroidered Republic emblem-logo.
The other two pieces in Republic’s capsule ‘Majorelle’ which was inspired by the ebullience of botanical gardens were worn by supernova model Walid Siddiqui and included a sky blue short kurta worn with slim pants and faded inky and botanical hued embossed waistcoat and a similar white and grey combo.
Global glam-couturier Faraz Manan summer Couture capsule had an easy breezy resort vibe imbibed the essence of the signature classic Faraz Mannan aesthetic and was modelled by his close friend and muse, actor, model , fashion entrepreneur Kiran Malik.
The three piece capsule included a sleek, shimmery ivory Grecian draped sari hybrid; a breezy cream bell-sleeved opera overlay coat worn with slim pants and a short tunic and a soft canary sleeveless shirt tunic worn with flared pants.
The finale designer of the virtual fashion week was done by renowned designer ‘Shehla Chatoor’. Actor, host, singer and fashionista Ayesha Omar show stopped for the designer. Ayesha dazzled in a floral embroidered can-can Sharara skirt paired with a sleek backless stomach-baring long-sleeved blouse end noted with an Elizabethan type ruffle made from fresh flowers. Exquisite, regal and Uber- glamorous ’Noor’ was effervescently uplifting, radiating both hope and ebullience.