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12 Nov

Sara Shahid’s back in the game!

Sara Shahid brings a European sensibility to the table. Photo: Faisal Farooqui

The force of fashion gravity had to bring her back, sooner or later. Though Sara Shahid of Sublime, one of the strongest designers in Pakistan, has been staying away due to personal reasons, her re-entry with a newly renovated Sublime studio in Lahore is most welcome. It’s come at a great time because she now has time and space to find her bearings, get back on her feet and prepare for fashion week. Though nothing has been formally announced, I hear that the next season of PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week is being scheduled for April 2013. So, does she plan to show?

The newly renovated Sublime Studio looks classic and clean. Photo: Faisal Farooqui

“Yes I do, Inshallah!!” Sara enthused when I asked her over a text message. And I, for one, will be delighted because Sara has been missed. Truth be told, fashion weeks in Pakistan aren’t exactly brimming with talented designers who are as good at designing collections as they are at manufacturing them. And Sara is one of only a dozen perhaps, who impress on the runway and then have flagship, stand alone stores to retail their collections from. It’s a very simple matter of connecting the dots and she does!

Leaving you with a couple more images from the launch, taken by the prolific Faisal Farooqui and supplied by the uber efficient Lotus:

Mohsin and Akif, geared up for Lahore’s winter.

Juju Haider of Toni&Guy fame and Huma.

 

The Haute Team