Imagine if Willy Wonka and Karl Lagarfeld met each other and decided to create a museum exhibiting their passion, chocolate and fashion, what would they come up with? There would be walls flowing with chocolate and an art installation paying tribute to rich Belgium chocolate. A gold chandelier would gently twirl from the ceiling and the entire room would be splashed with ornate gold furnishings. An international DJ would be flown in, who’d play the latest Calvin Harris chart toppers and the Crème de la crème of the fashion fraternity would let their hair down to get ready for one heck of a party.
That’s sort of what happened this weekend at the Magnum Party. Rich Belgium chocolate was made into the perfect accessory to fashion with help from five fabulous designers: Shehla Chatoor, Maheen Karim, Omar Farooq for Republic, Khadija Shah for Elan and Nomi Ansari. All designers decided to take their favourite aspect of the rich chocolatey goodness and put it on for all to see on the runway. Ali Xeeshan and Fahad Hussayn added further drama to the already star-studded affair with their art installations that brought fashion and chocolate together.
The evening started relatively late, but the fashion show wrapped up within an hour. Opening the show was Shehla Chatoor, with Maheen Karim, Omar Farooq, Khadija Shah and Nomi Ansari following with their collections.
Compared to the show and showcases, the red or rather brown carpet was like its name suggested: murky. There were hardly any memorable style statements made that night. Among some of the notable celebs seen at the party were Zeba Bakhtiyar, Sarwat Gillani, Mehwish Hayat, Sohai Aabro, HSY, Nadia Hussain, Mohsin Ali, Amir Adnan, and Huma Amir Shah and here are some of our favourite looks:
– By Manal Faheen Khan, Assistant Editor Something Haute