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22 Mar

Beyond the Runway

  The PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week wore a cloak of confidence that camouflaged its few shortcomings and enhanced serious progress that is being made in fashion.   By Aamna Haider Isani   What the PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week 2016 wore last week was a cloak of confidence. The fashion week in Lahore, held over four days, was happily clad in a sense of security, magnitude and optimism that it has managed to achieve through a series of successful runs over the past few years. The lineup was impressive, hardly any collections were misplaced, and the juxtaposition of ready to wear, luxury pret and even lawn worked in cohesion with the keynote being industry development.   The Fashion   Designers have come into their own sense of identity and it...
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13 Mar

PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week: Day Two

Day Two at the PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week was the strongest day that I remember ever seeing at a fashion week in Pakistan. The lineup was strong but we know that lineups and names don't necessarily live up to expectations. Not this time. Each and every designers who I thought should show super stuff delivered and it made for a fantastic day for fashion.   Nomi Ansari Collection: Joyride   Nomi Ansari set the pace for the day. His collection was racy, fun and so perfectly well constructed. Colour is Nomi's norm and anyone who knows him gets the China-colour-kitsch signature that he carries around as his ethos. This is where he came into his own strength. People have been making comparisons with western collections...
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19 Sep

Day Two at PLBW 2015

  By Aamna Haider Isani       Label: Sana Safinaz Collection: France Lesage   What really resonated well with our crystal-blinded eyes was the visual relief that Sana Safinaz lent to the runway. This collection was modern and documented the various styles that should be adapted by women in their wedding/trousseau wardrobes. And it was a sexy collection, designed for poised and sophisticated women who prefer to move forward as opposed to get weighed down by the past.     Label: Fahad Hussayn Collection: Matam: Novelty Couture     Fahad Hussayn displayed some exquisite craftsmanship in this collection that, despite the sombre title, had no darkness to it. The intricacy of Hussayn’s detailing was perfect and yet like the weight of the ensembles sent out, there was something that weighed the collection down. There...
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