The red carpet was actually red, the hall was full and the energy level went up ten folds. It would be insensible to ignore the energy a strong lineup of designers sets, and comparing the first two days of FPW; yesterday was not only fun but also made for a much better affair overall.
From dhol walas to some much-needed celebrity and fashion fraternity appearances, day two had a bit of everything. Sana Javed was a showstopper for Wardha Saleem, while Feroze Khan made a very special appearance. He said he can come to support Deepak Perwani but we spotted him leaving after watching his costar Sana Javed walk for Wardha Saleem. Is something cooking there?
Umar Sayeed, HSY and director Asim Raza were also seen amongst the attendees. We’re even excited to recall the fashion we saw on the ramp! Here’s how…
Sanam Chaudhri- Pandora
With upbeat music and contemporary styles, Sanam Chaudhri’s collection was one of the strongest of Day Two. Featuring deep tones, layers and some snazzy pleated pants, the collection had an interesting projection of trends. Each piece was wearable without being impractical. This is what our festive winter wardrobe needs to look like!
Wardha Saleem – Dholak
First and foremost, a huge round of applause to Wardha for putting the ‘show’ back in fashion show! Sashaying to the tune of the classic ‘lathay di chaddar’, her models (decked up in bright multi-toned lehngas) stopped mid way to do a casual bhangra with their radiant smiles. That was topped off with dhol walas for some live music for the final lineup. The designer played a perfect symphony with colours and traditional designs to make the perfect mehndi attires, and we actually had trouble choosing our favourite colour combination. It wouldn’t be wrong to say that with this collection, Wardha Saleem just earned herself the title, Queen of Colour!
Emraan Rajput – Gentlemen’s Club
Immaculately cut suits, ankle-grazing trousers and an addition of plaid set the ramp on fire. Emraan Rajput’s suits were sleek and the designer managed to surprise us with one sharp look after the other. The one female model, Zara Abid, was an unnecessary addition to the lineup and her outfit was also not the best. We love androgyny but it needs to be done better!
The designer always caters to a niche market and this collection was the same. Playing with glittery fabrics, spaghetti straps and deep necklines kept the outfits flirty and flamboyant and appealing to a party crowd. Though the dark maroons and shades of plum made for a chic colour palette, we feel the designer could have taken things up a notch when it came to silhouettes.
HEM – The Royal Majesty
Heavily beaded garments with frilled or tasseled accents made for a glamorous presentation. But yet again, the use of champagne and shimmery grey colours plus the same old embellishments made it another ‘been-there-seen-that’ collection.
Deepak Perwani – Gold Dust
Keeping true to tradition, Deepak worked with classic reds and golds as well as minty greens and champagne tones. The collection also consisted of a wide range for groomswear, from classic sherwanis to shorter embroidered jackets. Gold Dust presented something every bride and groom is likely to opt for and we especially appreciated the well constructed cholis. That said, we miss the times when Deepak used to show edgy, contemporary clothing as opposed to wedding wear. We guess we’ll have to wait for his Pret collection to see more of a Frieda Kahlo or Amrita Shergill.
Read our review of the bridal nightmares from day one here!
- Photography by Faisal Farooqui @ Dragonfly