So, the fashion weeks season is still a month or two away from starting and as I am quite bored of this lull surrounding our fashion industry, this lack of any exciting activity has forced me to share with you best looks and trends from PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week Spring/Summer, 2012 that was held in April this year.
Since we are on this subject, the news is that PFDC has scaled down its annual activity from 2 to 1 ready-to-wear fashion week per year and instead replaced the Autumn/Winter show with L’Oreal Bridal Couture Week that will be held in October this year. Being a fan and believer in ready-to-wear being the crux of fashion, I am quite disappointed by this news. Besides, Pakistani bridal couture is ethereally beautiful but incredibly boring from a critical point of view.
Moving back to our topic, here are the looks that had me in absolute awe, these are the looks and trends that are fashion-forward, wearable and represent the exact direction I would wish to see our industry move in. These are the looks that just clicked me and impressed me more than others.
Colour Blocking: The dopatta-less kurti look has been all rage this summer and this Karma tunic has colour blocking done to perfection. Its a perfect summer look for a casual hangout. Just lose the bow and replace pumps with a comfy and stylish but heel-less chappals and you are good to go.
Crisp White: I find nothing more stylish and timelessly elegant than a men’s white trouser. You can replace the sheer top with a light hued neutral coloured shirt. Casual sandals complete this HSY look. Though white trousers can totally work for a semi-formal attire too.
Sportswear: Crisp, tailored sportswear makes a fashion statement like no other. The v-necked jersey shirt, Pakistan flag polo tee and those lined three-quarter pants in the centre. Ammar Belal upholds his tradition of doing things no one else dares doing. This is fashion forwardness, atleast by Pakistani standards.
Simple Chicness: Critics weren’t really impressed by her collection but I found it to be absolutely beautiful well-made. This Zara Shahjahan kurta is one of my fav. numbers from her collection. What a smart use of print.
Two tone: For all stylish men who aren’t afraid to take risks, this two-tone Fahad Hussayn jacket is perfect amalgam of style and class. Absolutely beautiful!
Animal Print: Animal print has become quite a rage among seasoned fashionistas but Muse went an extra mile with an animal embellishment. The dress is sheer elegance and chicness. And polka dots trousers is quite exquisite and an item in itself. Both pieces can be worn as separates.
Kitsch: Kitsch is another trend that I would love to see trickling down to the street fashion. This was best collection by Karma ever.
Red Carpet Glamour: Okay someone please pack this HSY gown and ship it to all those starlets who turn up at Lux Style Awards in most hideous of the gowns. Why on earth did I not spot this dress on Lux Style Awards Red Carpet?
Summer Cool: Another of my favourite number from Zara Shahjahan collection, bubbly, youthful and stylish as hell.
Mixing Prints: Any of these Kamiar Rokni pieces can be worn individually with neutrals too but that floral skirt is a beauty.
Colour Corollary: There’s something about these two Karma dresses, especially that kimono, a dress form we don’t see women wearing very often. And that block print on the fist dress is just delish.