10 Best Menswear Looks of Fashion Pakistan Week A/W 2014

Fashion Pakistan Week Autumn/Winter 2014 edition just came to a fabulous end. It was probably one of the most refined and polished fashion showcase of bi-annual event yet with all designers bringing their A-game.

Best part of the fashion Week was the volume of menswear showcases which keep on increasing with every edition. This edition featured menswear pieces from not only the regulars like Deepak & Fahad but saw the return of veterans like Deepak Perwani who showed an exclusive menswear collection.

Here is a compilation of 10 best menswear looks that walked down the runway.

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Spring Wardrobe Essentials: LETS TALK ABOUT THE BLAZERS

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   Nehru coats, velvet tuxedo jackets and double breasted blazers are pieces everyone’s familiar with but here’s an assortment of jackets by two talented local designer brands – Emraan Rajput and Arsalan & Yahseer – that are out rightly showstopper pieces. Now don’t get scared by the OTT prints or fashion forward designs, if you pair these blazers with a neutral coloured chinos or a blue denim jeans, you will have an instant winner at your hands.

Nehru Coat - Velvet Blazer - Double Breasted

Nehru Coat – Velvet Blazer – Double Breasted

Arsalan & Yahseer:

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Arsalan & Yahseer 2

Arsalan & Yahseer

Emraan Rajput:

Emraan Rajput

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Image Courtesy: Arsalan & Yahseer and Emraan Rajput Facebook pages

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PFDC L’Oreal Bridal Week: Collection Reviews (Day 2)

Fahad Hussayn:

       One of the most promising new designer, Fahad Hussayn known for his gothic sensibility presented the best collection of Day 2, titled “Raat Rakh”, it was a breath taking collection that present looks for weddings of various religions and sensibilities; Parsi, Muslim, Hindu and Nawab. The colour palette mostly remained black and all shades of dark. The looks were mostly vintage Eastern and Bollywood inspired look but not once did he step on the stereotypical interpretation of either. He presented his take on the traditional and the conventional, the colour palette, high running drama and the dark hues, every look of the collection was very Fahad hussayn in nature.


    Velvet sleeves, voluminous gharas, intricate details and wide borders were the significant points of the collection. But it was the final two looks walked by Amina Sheikh and Meesha Shafi that had everyone swooning. Sporting heavy blouses, colourful traditional ghararas with dupattas wraped around in orthodox Muslim norm. It was one of the strongest finale look. You don’t need pop singers and TV and film stars to add pizzazz to your finale if you have clothes as visually appealing as Fahad Hussayn’s.


          The only look that set me off were the black menswear kurtas as they seemed too monotonous and have been seen before too many times before.

       But overall, it was definitely one of the best collections of the four day event.


Maria B:

          Maria B is a very popular name in high end bridal market and has achieved tremendous commercial success in the this forte She presented a full scale predictably commercial collection, although her collection was crafted using same conventional colours of tea pink, red and sky blue, finesse and construction of her clothes showed why she is so popular in the commercial bridal market.

        It was a flurry of menswear sherwanis and womenswear lehngas and evening dresses. The collection was titled “Paris to Lahore” but it didn’t live up to the title, the Parisian element was missing in her evening dresses nevertheless it did contain some elegantly designed evening wear dresses. Her models sported hats that transitioned from a ‘Philip Tracy’esque style hats to the sub-continental courtesan style topis. Most impressive aspect of her collection was he menswear bridal colour combos and her lucid, flowy evening wear dresses with modern, feminine cuts.


        But the collection was conventional and commercial at best and did serve the purpose of strengthening and expanding her traditional clientele but served little on the innovation and non-conventional front.


Emraan Rajput:

Not much to say about him. Let the pics do the talking.

      Emraan Rajput in an apparent urge to innovate and bring something new to the table went for some ugly prints of jaamevar, his colour palette was odd and the product was a missed opportunity, his immaturity in design and innovation was palpable through his collection. He was just not ready to present at such a huge platform and his clothes proved a testimony to this fact.

     Once again, the runway was designed by Hamza Tarrar and what an amazing job he did.