Adnan Pardesy showed an intrinsically evening wear, luxury pret collection. Whole collection was pretty beautiful with a piece or two missing the mark but it didn’t show the same mastery of technique that Adnan Pardesy has shown with his previous collections.
Infact, some of the best pieces were those that used Adnan Pardesy’s signature fabric manipulation technique.
Mohsin Ali created quite an impact with his flourescent prints and oversized panels, something that garnered a positive reaction from the audience and then he added those confetti embellishments and glittery rose motifs and it wasn’t as spectacular anymore. It looked a bit outlandish and was too much to chew for a fashion week audience, needed an editing eye.
Sana Safinaz followed up to their Fashion Pakistan Week showing. Strong shades of citrus with metallic bodices, tailored pants and giant neck pieces. It was a beautifully executed collection one that was right on trend.
Nida Azwer’ range of prints was amazing. She played with the popular trend using different prints for front and back panels. Another high of the collection was instead of prints using animal motifs and embroided figures that really stood out. Only problem with the collection is its conservativeness with drapes and shapes, Nida chose to stick to her long tunics and signature angrakhas and didn’t step out of her comfort zone.
When something as passe as ‘truck art’ gets re-invented with maestro treatment from the likes of Rizwan Beyg, resultant product is a stellar collection. Fun, playful and statement making – it was a treat to watch.
Karma by Maheen Kardar:
Best collection of the night certainly belonged to Karma by Maheen Kardar. Her Great Gatsby inspired 1920’s collection came with exceptional choreography and spot-on styling and the clothes were simply ravishing. Pearl baubles, sequined hoods, playful fringes; Maheen did everything right.
A few people were off the opinion that the collection was a bit too Chanel meets Balmain but I disagree. I can see the similarities but I highly doubt there’s a connection, Maheen has a crystal clear vision and those pearl baubles and heavily embellished jacket fell right into her amazing collection.
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Photography Credit: Faisal Farooqui @ Dragonfly courtesy Lotus PR