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3 May

TFPW SS2015: Day 3

Body Focus Museum by Iman Ahmed     Truth be told, when it comes to visual imprint, Day 3 began and ended with Body Focus Museum. Iman Ahmed is a sensitive, intelligent designer who is rarely seen anywhere and when she is scheduled to showcase (which is never more than once a year) I know that she must be tucked away in her studio with ‘Do Not Disturb’ instructions on her door. She sits, sketches and creates. And what she creates is magic. She is a perfectionist; I remember visiting her to photograph a brilliant collection that was up on the racks; she took ten minutes perfecting the fall of the trouser on the mannequin. I can only imagine how much intrinsic detailing...
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3 May

TFPW SS2015: Day 2.2

Zaheer Abbas     I must say I was pleasantly surprised by what Zaheer Abbas put out. As I tweeted, there’s never been a doubt as to what he can drape and design but Zaheer Abbas often designs in a vacuum, with no link to retail in Pakistan. I mean, what’s the use of putting out beautiful clothes if you’re not impacting market trends. If you have the potential to design then push your designs into production and help influence trends. Back to the collection, it was easy on the eyes and impressive. There was an ethereal, Garden of Eden feel that made it almost heavenly. Now, will it stay in the heavens or will it come down to earth?   Gul Ahmed   The very opposite...
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3 May

TFPW SS2015: Day 2

No beating around the bush or sugar coating, I have to say it like I saw it. The second day at TFPW was not great. If we were looking for some missing oomph yesterday, then all efforts were completely brushed under the rug today. At one point the collections had become so mundane that Abdul Samad’s runway gimmickry brought a moment of (misguided) thrill. As least it was entertaining.   Unfortunately I do not love fashion week for its entertainment value but for its fashion forwardness, for the new and unexpected trends it promises to offer, for the mental notes it pushes one to make on what trends to adapt and what to wear. Fashion Week, so far, has not managed to...
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