And it's a wrap! The extravagance of the two-day long FPW Spring/Summer 2017 finally comes to an end, and what a spectacular end it was!
The fashion week this time round, was all about vivacious and eccentric outfits created by some of the best designers of our industry. And yes, like every year, this fashion week too brought back many trends that will soon be the talk of the town.
Day 2 was as overcrowded and uncomfortable as the first as far as the seating arrangements were concerned, and yes, the screaming ushers were still present! However, when it comes to witnessing great fashion, one tends to forgo the tortures of mismanagement.
Here’s a look at the collections that sizzled on the ramp, as well as those who fizzled out.
White Label by Nida Azwer
Day 2 of the FPW took off with the ethereal collection by Nida Azwer, which was all about appearing classy and chic. An absolute treat to the eyes, the assortment comprised of earthy tones such a white, ivory and beige, accompanied with detailed embroidery and mirror work. The collection also stood out because of the flared silhouettes and unique cuts that were incorporated into the designs. The highlight of this ensemble though, was when the artisans of the outfits walked the ramp with Nida Azwer.
Simplicity made a comeback with Inaaya and we just loved how modish yet basic the outfits were. The brand experimented with a contrast of pastel colours with vibrant shades, in effect creating statement outfits that stood out from the rest and managed to leave the crowd impressed. Some of the colour variations Inaaya played with included orange, beige, white, black, blue and fuschia. Ayesha Toor walked the ramp for this one.
This particular segment was a mix of various designers and their spellbinding collections. The impressive names included Munib Nawaz, Zuria Dor, The Pink Tree Company, Jeem, Sonya Batla and Gulabo. The ensembles that we felt were magnificent in terms of ingenuity and craft, included Jeem and The Pink Tree Company. Other designers like Sonya Batla and Munib Nawaz stuck to their roots and created outfits that were voguish and wearable.
Toni & Guy
This particular segment was all about trendy haircuts and how one can stand out from the crowd by sporting cuts and hair colours that are retro and edgy. A few new models walked the ramp for this one and the attitude they brought with them reflected the hip haircuts and super glam outfits. Zhalay Sarhadi was the showstopper for Toni & Guy and her sassy attitude definitely set the ramp on fire!
A pioneer of fashion, the designer is known to leave an impression with every showcase of his and FPW'17 was no different. With his current collection, Amir Adnan not only revamped classic men's wear by fusing sherwani's with Western wear but also introduced a new sophisticated look for women. Yes, as proved by Amir Adnan tonight, women too can rock sherwani's and can also look quite sexy adorning suits.
Glamour takes a new form with the collection by Amato Couture and we still can't get over how gorgeous each ensemble was. Playing with pastel hues, the collection was reminiscent of elegant gowns we have often seen Hollywood celebrities wear at the Oscars. The intricate patterns, embroidery and embellishments created were spellbinding, whereas the use of net capes made the outfits enchanting and majestic. The dreamy showcase was definitely the highlight of the evening!
Of course, no fashion show is complete without the presence of Deepak Perwani, hence, FPW'17 wouldn't have been completed without the unorthodox ensembles by Deepak. For the showcase, the designer stuck to a white hue for women since this basic colour is an epitome of class. For the menswear, the designer experimented with shades such as green and blue and created dapper and sharp suits. The showstoppers for the show were Noor Hassan and Tooba Siddiqui.
Fashion Pakistan 10 years Celebration Grand Finale
The finale as expected consisted of some of the best designers of the industry including HSY, Bunto Kazmi, Shamaeel Ansari, Umar Sayeed, Sana Safinaz, Deepak Perwani, Nomi Ansari, Amir Adnan and Maheen Khan. Each designer brought in their own style statements to the table, making this fashion week one to be remembered for a long time. However, it was Nomi Ansari's colourful lehengas that were our personal favourite.