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24 Jan

Fashion nominations & predictions for the 17th annual Lux Style Awards

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The Lux Style Awards are scheduled to take place next month, and while music and film nominations were announced earlier, nominations for the ten fashion categories were just revealed. The categories include designers, photography, hair and make up artists, models and emerging talent.

Here’s a look at the nominees and what we think of them…

 

Model of the Year – Female

Amna Babar
Anam Malik
Hira Shah
Sadaf Kanwal
Zara Abid

The competition is tough, with Amna Babar and Sadaf Kanwal as top contenders, and this one could go either way! That said, rumour is that Zara Abid is a hot favourite this year. Are we about to see a vote swing?

 

Model of the Year – Male

Aimal Khan
Champ Imi
Hasnain Lehri
Omer Shahzad
Shahzad Noor

We believe Hasnain Lehri is most likely to win Male Model of the Year but we’d be just as happy to see Aimal Khan win. We didn’t even know a model called Champ Imi even existed!

Achievement in Fashion Design – Pret

Chapter 2 by Khaadi
Cross Stitch
Generation
Sana Safinaz
Sapphire

 

 

While Sapphire and Generation are likely to give each other strong competition, we do believe Chapter 2 has changed the face of ready-to-wear in a very short time. It’s the breakthrough brand of 2017! And we don’t entirely believe in Cross Stitch being on this list.

 

Achievement in Fashion Design – Luxury Pret

Élan
Mahgul
Misha Lakhani
Sania Maskatiya
Shamaeel Ansari

Again, we have the best of the fashion industry nominated for this category and we believe Élan is likeliest to take home the LSA though Shamaeel had a really strong year too.

 

Achievement in Fashion Design – Bridal

Ali Xeeshan
Élan
Faraz Manan
Mahgul
Sana Safinaz

 

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While Élan rules hearts, Sana Safinaz showed two extremely strong collections at fashion weeks. And Ali Xeeshan grabbed the headlines with his well thought out collections. This is a tough category. We miss having Nomi Ansari here.

 

Achievement in Fashion Design – Lawn

Élan
Maghul
Sana Safinaz
Shehla Chatoor
Zara Shahjahan

Another extremely tough category, with 5 stand out brands. Élan was undoubtedly most popular but Zara Shahjahan stood out for being minimalist and different.

 

Best Menswear Designer

Amir Adnan
Deepak and Fahad
Deepak Perwani
HSY
Republic by Omar Farooq

While Republic is all the rage for young men today, Amir Adnan is likely to take this one home.

 

Best Fashion Photographer

Abdullah Haris
Alee Hassan
Nadir Firoz khan
Rizwan ul Haq
Shahbaz Shazi

 

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While all of these photographers have great accolades to their name, we do believe no one does it like Abdullah Haris.

Best Hair & Make-up Artist

Fatima Nasir
Hannan Siddique
Qasim Liaqat
Saima Rashid
Shoaib Khan

Saima Rashid, who took home the award last time too, is our best bet again this year though people do swear by Hannan Siddique.

 

Best Emerging Talent

Fahmeen Ansari – Model
Hussain Rehar – Designer
Javeria Hanif – Model
MHM Photography – Photographer
Saheefa Jabbar Khatak – Model

Hussain Rehar has been on our radar recently, but then Saheefa has been on the high road to success too, making this a tough call!

 

 

Mariam Tahir

The author is Assistant Editor at Something Haute, plus a fashion student who loves reading, traveling, eating and sleeping but manages to find time in between to write.