Finale: Fashion Pakistan Week Spring/Summer 2019

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After two days of everything fashion, the third and final day of Fashion Pakistan Week Spring/Summer Festive roped in the same appreciation and love from the attendees. The seven designers showcased the best of their summer bridals and each outfit that paraded the ramp was a sight for sore eyes and left the audience wanting more. The event came to a grand closing on March 14th at the beautiful palm fringed, creek side Beach Luxury Hotel in Karachi.
The evening began with the presence of renowned personalities such as HSY, Meera Jee, Ali Rehman, Amna Ilyas, Umer Sayeed, Frieha Altaf and a few others from the world of Pakistani fashion and entertainment walked down a star-studded red carpet in dazzling dresses and dapper attire. Many were spotted at the Physiogel booth where fashion, lifestyle, beauty and skincare were all being discussed by the charismatic Anoushey Ashraf. The brand is the official red-carpet sponsor for Fashion Pakistan Week Spring/Summer 2019. At the entrance, guests also walked past the peppy and ultra-chic all pink installation by Carbon Events for The Wedding Atelier, an upcoming two-day wedding affair. The installation was an ode to women overall and the pink decked up corner was a compulsive Instagram-worthy moment.
Celebrity showstoppers for some of the collections added further oomph to the evening with Nomi Ansari’s showstopper was the Teefa in Trouble star, the utter graceful Maya Ali. Sarah Khan walked for Huma Adnan, Azfar Rehman for Amir Adnan, Fatima Zara Malik, Asim Azhar and Hania Amir for Zainab Chottani, Aliya Iqbal and Sonya Hussayn for The Pink Tree Company.
The ensembles showcased on the final day were an ode to women, celebrated through timeless bridals with antique embroideries laid out on modern silhouettes. Conventional work was evident in some of the collections, and contemporary cuts and embellishments in others. The menswear range included trend-setting pieces with sleek cuts, basic color shades, and classic styles.
Nomi Ansari opened the show with his vibrantly playful bridal collection titled ‘Kaleidoscope’ which was vivacious and had the perfect fusion of traditional and modern cuts with festive mirrorwork shirts and cholis. Next up was Huma Adnan with her ‘Monsoon Bride’ collection that spoke to the modern woman who wants to dazzle when she dresses up but also be comfortable carrying off her traditional attire. Followed by Amir Adnan’s ‘All Day I Dream’ where he used a combination of his most traditional cuts and draping fabrics, with earthy color tones to cope with the summer heat.
Fourth act of the night was Saira*Shakira and their pieces represented the intense feeling of wellbeing through intricate embellishments of motifs, sleek necklines and unmatchable gold work artistry. Zainab Chottani unveiled a feminine dreamy collection celebrating ingenious orthodox handcraft in couture style. Her pieces redefined elegance with subtle flamboyance in a pastel and sparkling rouge color palette and intricate blossomy floral designs. This was followed by The Pink Tree Company whose mayon mehendi rendition got everyone in a festive mood through perfectly crafted eye-catching vibrant ensembles. TPT’s collection stayed true to their ethos of traditional wear, with crushed cotton and cotton in vibrant tones of spring and accessorized by traditional jewellery. The grand finale was by Tena Durrani whose fiery collection Nur’ exuded elegance and royalty. It was an ode to confident and progressive modern women and with this the night came to an eventful end.
“Those working behind the scenes know the tireless efforts that go into making the event appear as seamless as it ends up being. There was much to expect from this year’s Fashion Pakistan Week Spring/Summer 2019 as it was grander and more international than all previous years. Especially the open spaced venue that made for an ethereal catwalk setting. We had a line-up of many known Pret and Bridal designers from across Pakistan showcasing their creativity in breath-taking ensembles while setting the perfect trends for the festive season,” said Deepak Perwani, Chairperson of Fashion Pakistan Council and a prominent fashion designer himself.