By:Â Munnazzah Raza
Layla Chatoor took a plunge into the retail world by offering her clientele a space to purchase her prÃªt collections. Sheâ€™s been in the business for almost twenty years but launched her flagship studio in Karachi only yesterday, offering a space that features an impressive collection of formals and semi-formals. Itâ€™s a limited space but she feels she wants to begin small and then gradually grow.
Layla and Salim Chatoor
Lace, chiffon, silk and embellishments dominated her first exhibit and among the array of designs, her bare-shoulder formals and printed silk pants immediately struck the eye. The off-shoulder trend saw a western touch on eastern formals without looking tacky and the silk pants featured large floral patterns. Itâ€™s inevitable not to...
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Ideally, Day Three of the PFDC Lâ€™Oreal Paris Bridal Week should have started with Nickie Nina and ended with Khadija Shahâ€™s Elan, which was the strongest of the evening. Layla Chatoor, who had come to make a debut/comeback from Karachi, fell in between, her colour palette subtle and beautiful but her lack of confidence and runway experience showing to her disadvantage. It would be fair to say that the evening started on its strongest note and then gradually slipped into monotonous tedium of seeing one generic bridal after the other.