Fashion Pakistan Week Winter/Festive 2017, scheduled to begin in Karachi tomorrow (Monday evening) took off with a customary brunch, this time hosted by Mohsin Feroze of Scentsation. Hosted at the swanky Ambrosia restaurant in Old Clifton, it was a lovely and white affair, if only the Karachi weather had played along and sent a cool breeze this way. The afternoon turned out to be more hot than haute, however, there was no stopping anyone from enjoying some good food and interesting company.
The company was interesting because I walked in to see so many TV personalities that I’d be forgiven for thinking it was a TV brunch as opposed to a fashion situation. I spotted a visibly lost Syed Jibran first of all, and then a table seating a group – Yasir Nawaz, Nida Yasir, Hira Mani, Mani, and others.
I saw Sarwat Gillani and later Ayesha Omar and Bilal Ashraf; all three of them of course are now as much fashion people as they are TV and film people. Ali Safina and Hira Tareen, another cross-over couple, provided some much needed oomph to the red carpet too.
Designers came and went because of course, when you have a show in a day or two you can’t afford to waste any time. However Deepak Perwani, Chairperson of the FP council appeared calm and collected as did Feri Rawanian, the newly appointed CEO. Shamaeel was cool in white; she’s showing tomorrow. Nubain Ali made an appearance for his sister Wardha Saleem. Aamna Aqeel, Obaid Sheikh and Nauman Afreen came and stuck around in good spirit. Tena Durrani made a quick entry and exit and I think that’s about it when it comes to the fashion community.
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