Karma by Maheen Kardar Ali got a new colour wave as the label broke away from traditional molds that is has always been associated with. I’ve never had this much fun at a Karma show before, despite the fact that they are always grand productions. Why? Well, simply because this Seussical collection was cheeky, a clear departure from the sugar coated fashion we’ve been served for so long. The new Karma, I felt, had a more interesting personality. It was tangy and fun, just like the jelly beans and sour-suckers in the goody bag: unpredictable, colourful and long lasting!
This collection had individuality; I especially enjoyed the confident mis-matched shorts, socks and even shoes. It did dwindle a little as it approached formal evening wear – you can’t exactly play a Cat in the Hat theme at a dinner or wedding – but that’s okay. I feel that with this collection Maheen Kardar Ali has gotten her Christmas groove back. To hell with the Grinch that stole it!
Photograph by Faisal Farooqui. I know I’ve been away for a long time but hey, I can either attend shows or write/blog/tweet. Not super-human!