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20 Feb

Pakistani designers at DNA, London Fashion Week

Fashion Week season is underway all across the globe and the runway shifted from New York to London this weekend. While top-notch designers from Vivienne Westwood to Burberry have always showcased at the London Fashion Week, recently the trendsetting platform has also become a niche for Pakistani designers, included in the DNA program. Last year significantly featured The House Of Kamiar Rokni and Wardha Saleem and this year the troupe grew to include even more names. Part of the British Council’s Fashion DNA intensive program (which culminated into the Fashion Scout A/W 2017 show at LFW) featured The Pink Tree Company by Mohsin Sayeed, Maheen Khan, Sonya Battla, Hamza Bokhari (Jeem), Zuriya Dor and Munib Nawaz as forerunners of Pakistani fashion...
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5 Sep

This Week in Fashion

It was Eid business as usual this week, with exhibitions offering great discounts popping up everywhere. I obviously couldn’t, didn’t and wouldn’t go everywhere but I kept a keen eye on what worked and what didn’t. There were 5 exhibitions I had shortlisted for my Saturday trawl and I’m happy to report that I managed to completely avoid all unsightliness.   Stop 1: Blocked I was serious when I said I wanted to pick up my first Blocked tunic but by the time I got to the exhibition (around 12:30) everything nice was gone. The unstitched fabric was attractive but then fashion and style is more about the silhouette than the fabric. I made a mental note of asking for a preview next...
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14 Feb

Weekend Review: the shops are red

I try and survey all prominent shops and boutiques every Saturday, every week but now with the rise of ready to wear in Pakistan, there are way too many to handle in one go. So this week I decided to pick and choose and visit those where I hoped to find some solid summer wear. My trek started at Sonya Battla and ended at Sana Safinaz, with lots inbetween. Here's an overview, hoping that it'll help you all when you step out to shop next time! STOP 1: Sonya Battla   It was February 13 and I have to say I was guilty of associating this weekend with Valentine’s Day and not remembering Faiz Ahmed Faiz’s birthday until I walked into Sonya Battla’s boutique....
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