Bunto Kazmi: The Kazmi label was launched 50 years ago by Mrs. Sughra Kazmi, Bunto’s mother in law .Bunto has carried the label forward and has been designing ensembles for the last 30 years. She is well known for not just her beautiful ensembles but also for reviving traditional embroideries thus gaining fame as a “Revivalist”.
Sanam Chaudhry: New line stings with audacity. Never before has she exhibited such a fiery ambition and nerve. The pieces are urban with a tenacious edge. Once glance at the bold silhouettes in solid shades and you’re left “Bitten”.
Sanam Ahga: Color Chemistry is a showcased of the vast reflective colours that emit from the scorching sunrays that bounce of the desert sand in Rajasthan. The colorful light prisms that merge together create an alchemy fusing the warm and cold that speak of the desert surface. This collection is a contemporary look into the wearable and magical dye that speaks of the refraction and reflection of light. Colors of gold, fawn, silver, red, black, electric blue and orange, a wearable and romantic prêt collection with flowing fabrics of jamavaar chiffon, draped linens and plush velvet are what’s in for the house of Sanam.
Ayesha Hashwani: Collection name is Luxe-Chic for this showing, Ayesha has eschewed her traditional voluminous, draped and jewel-toned dresses to create a collection that emphasis her ability to meld formality and fun. The Luxe-Collection is more structured and contemporary without forsaking AFH’s expected timelessness. She will be showcasing trompe l’oeil dresses, cutwork embroideries and other looks reminiscent of the Studio 54 era glamour.
Pinx: Pinx’s collection for FPW 3 entitled “Goddess Unleashed” is a capsule collection of flow-y sumptuous silk and firm cotton gowns in rich jewel tones and neutrals, embelished with elegant tassels, delicate lace, shimmery crystals and chunky stones. Goddess Unleashed is a collection that travels well, whether it be to a private soiree in Karachi, a Red Carpet event in Los Angeles or for a romantic getaway to Hong Kong.
Arsalan Yaseer: After debut in Karachi Fashion Week in 2011, they are presenting their S/S 2012 collection in FPW 3. Vibrant and eclectic color combos with elegant cuts are a very integral part of this forthcoming collection. Yet again they are challenging Pakistani men to break free in the way they dress.
Maheen Khan: The collection was Elegant and Timeless Pieces For the Stylish Woman.
The first designer tonight is Shehla Chatoor. A brand that has always been synonymous with the level of sophistication and easy luxury. She presents her ‘spring equinox’ collection with ensembles ranging from western wear in suave jumpsuits, faux-casual wrap dresses and elegant and uber feminine cocktail dresses and to eastern wear with intricate kamdani and zardozi work that push the boundries of tradition and infuse our national costume with a modern edge. Today’s silhouettes are rounded off with accessories, shoes and bags with her logo. all made ‘inhouse’ to complete the shehla look. the jewellery for today’s collection is provided by Sheherazad
Kuki concepts presents an antique banarsi collection called “Uns” which means “love”. the collection is dedicted to three most important people is Zahid’s life. His mother, Wife and daughter. The collection entails Rani coats, jodhpurs, churidars and Angrakhas as well as talasmanic Kaftas. The entire collection is created using vintage fabrics, as old as 50 to 100 years. Zahid’s vision for this collection shows the vivid colors of the unique fabric selection and the beauty of pure vintage material. presenting to you Kuki Concepts vision of the past.
Designers duo Ayesha Sohail and Sumaya Adnan who’s label is synounamous with luxury take on stage today for teh firsrt time, their collection ” pink camaflouge” inspired by the color of universal love “pink” . they present to you a feeling of calmness and warmth through blush , rose, salmon, fuchia and hot pink. lets take ou on a traqulising journey of hapiness and feminity.
founded in1982, Next is a british fashion brand accredited for instigating a retail concept across the globe. From the on set, The brand was considered inspirational yet affordable, with an appealing combination of distinctive style,good quality and value, offering a wide range of products from clothing to foot wear, accessories and to home wear, next now distributes to more than a 180 countries worldwide. Making their presence felt here in Pakistan, Next truely transends boundries and become and accessable international brand . Ladies and gentlemen NEXT.
“MY PAST IS MY FUTURE” from 70′s to 80′s to the last decade, it’s tribute to our elders who have taught us the art of dressing. Tayyab Bombal has created just such a collection as homeage to our predeccessors stylized by none other than James Abidi.
umr sayeed is undoubtedly Pakistan’s pride and is also one of teh grandest luxury labels from the region. tonight we are presenting the house of umar sayeed comprising of his four lines. Umar Sayeed light, Umar batoo. Umar Sayeed psyche and Umar Sayeed couture.
Shamaeel collection is titled “Bouquet” Formal motifs, Floral prints, and floral accents adorn a variety of Shillhuettes and bouncing hemlines. Shameel calls the year 2012 a year to express your individuality. very boldly feminene, the collection lends itself to a mood of fresh energy.
Baani D is a concept that materilaized when two sisters realized what they wanted to wear was not available anywhere in the young ready to wear Pakistani fashion albeit the culture backing it was phenomenally rich and diverse. The struggle to find old world detailing with a cosmopolitan flair and contemporary treatment.Hip Traditionalism or Desi Boho can best describe the brand’s signature. Its all about mix and match. One can create their own unique ensemble using different articles from our off the rack line. More classic than faddish, it has kept the same essential vision-clean, easy, functional. We want to dress uptown and downtown girls, girls in Karachi and Gujranwala, 25-year-olds and 65-year-olds, women of all sizes..women on the move landing at an international destination or work, you fit in. Its world fusion mode catering to our growing modern sensibilities.
One of the most reclusive designers in Karachi, Ahmed Bham, has made a name for himself among the corporate clientele and has become a phenomenon among Karachi’s bustling business class.
Known for his close attention to detail, Bham has made quality and simplicity the hall marks of his brand. From his elegant suits to dazzling sherwanis, Bham has made himself the designer of choice for Karachi’s elite.
In Pakistan, however, his name remains relatively unknown but that is about to change as one of Pakistan’s hidden talents is ready to enter the spotlight at Fashion Pakistan week
Monsoon is an award-winning U.K fashion brand with a highly distinctive identity. Its collections are known for their intrinsic beauty of fabric, embellishment and color, and are all unique to Monsoon with its in-house team of talented designers gathering inspiration and ideas from around the world to create the Monsoon signature look. Monsoon Children offers a complete range of day and partywear for little girls.
Accessorize has won Intsyle shopping Awards for best highstreet accessories in UK and offers a complete range of accessories for girls of all ages.
The collection begins with a warm and neutral colour palette, influenced by the rustic and earthy shades of nature. Animal prints such as snake and leopard, as well as textures in fabrications, creating an understated and premium look. These are followed by contrasting color blocked pieces with fluorescent shades of pink, tangerine and electric blue and are highlighted with contrasting accompaniments from Accessorize.
“Gulabo was born of my love for Pakistan and all things Pakistani”—the love of colour, the spicy food, the romance , the poetry and the love of life in the streets of Pakistan. says Maheen Khan
The Warda Saleem label signifies reviving antiquated traditions by fusing indiginous embroidary, vibrant colours and traditonal printing techniques with a modern silhoutte. In Sindh, lies the barren desert of Thar, the legandry home of Marvi where the epic love story of self denial unfolds. The collection “SINNED”, unlike Marvi gives into indulgence. Using vibrant coloured cottens, traditional hand block printing techniques have been used to create exclusive prints with embelishment. ladies ang getlemen presenting “SINNED”
The 3rd day of the Fashion Week ended in cheers and applauses for one of the big names of Pakistan Fashion industry-Nomi Ansari, whose collection was inspired by and specially made for some of the most beloved Pakistani celebrities including Frieha Altaf, Maheen Khan, Shamaeel Ansari, Adnan Siddiqi, Meera, Maria Wasti, Saadia Imam, Sabs, Sanam Aagha and Tooba Siddiqi with others, who actually joined the designer on the ramp and modeled for him. While Ahmed Butt performed on the song “I ‘m sexy and I know it”.Nomi paid his tribute to the stars and showed that he is able to take one step forward and go from catwalk fashion to pure entertainment. The collection was pure fun and enjoyment
Sana Safinaz, Tapu Javeri, Abdul Samad, Body Focus, Deepak Perwani, Feeha Jamshed, Honey Waqar
Sana Safinaz; Established in 1980 Sana Safinaz founded by Sana Haswani and Safinaz Muneer, is one of the most prestigious and established fashion labels in Pakistan. Partners and sister’s –in-law Sana and Safinaz are the driving force behind the Sana Safinaz brand. On the apparel side there are four separate collections comprised of the Pret, Diffusion, Bridal/ Couture and Export lines. For this collection in Fashion Week the collection was all about predictions and the trends that will start in the next six months. The inspiration for this collection was Sharmeen Obaids win at the Oscars, as all people must know by now that Sharmeen Obaid wore Sana Safinaz at the Vanity Affair after party.
Ahmed Bham; One of the most reclusive designers in Karachi. Ahmed Bham, has made a name for himself among the corporate clientele and has become a phenomenon among Karachi’s bustling business class. Known for his close attention to detail, Bham has made quality and simplicity the hall marks of his brand. From his elegant suits to dazzling sherwanis, Bham has made himself the designer of choice for Karachi elite.
Tapu Javeri; Tapu Javeri, photographer, jeweller and artist for his first showcase presents tapulicious leather bags, one-off wearable art pieces that are inspired by his ‘Karachakra’ exhibition of the iconic buildings and images of Karachi. The innovative abayas have been designed by Atiya Khan. Are you tapulicious?…
Abdul Samad; In his latest collection, Abdul Samad pays a glowing tribute to the founder of Pakistan, the great Quaid-e- Azam Mohammed Ali Jinnah.A man of refined taste, Quaid-e-Azam was well-known all over India for his exquisite and sophisticated dressing sense. His dresses comprise of both eastern and western cuts_ sherwanis, three-piece suits, tail coats, braces, separate collars, breeches, bows and neck-ties define his elegant taste of dressing. Abdul Samad makes an attempt to highlight the overall look of this legendary leader who was considered to be “the best dressed man in India” and a true trendsetter of his time. His current composition trumpets his creativity and expertise.
Iman Ahmed’s persona has always been enigmatic, yet since her debut. Body Focus museum with it’s myrid of distinct lines has epitomized what the modern and contemporary woman who enjoys the unstructured freedom of modern dress, wants to wear, whether at a soiree in Karachi, a cultural jaunt in Hong Kong, or a shopping spree in London. This element of versatility and functionality has made Iman Ahmed a favorite…amongst both discerning fashion editors and soign’ee socialites who are enamored with the house’s lean and spare line, fine tailoring and defined silhouette. Ladies and gentlemen Iman Ahmed of Body focus presents ‘Sartorial Philoligy’ and ‘The New Bohemia’
Deepak Perwani; the next design house does not need an introduction. He presented a collection by the name of ‘Before Sunrise’ by Deepak Perwani!
Feeha Jamshed; “This collection is solely dedicated to my sister ‘Minnaal Tanvir Jamshed’, who passed away tragically last year in Paris. She was a force to reckon with and this collection is just an inch to celebrate and remember her at her best, which was practically every second, whether she was going through the most toughest phase of her life, I don’t remember her not smiling. This show is to remind us of angels that exist in the world and teach you things that stick with you for the rest of your lives one of the most special and unique people we will ever know. In the audience if anyone who knew her would agree with me, and that they will feel her being around as i did while making it. A special mention of my best friend Sana Hafeez’s baby sister Rooha Hafeez who passed away shortly after Minnaal, this is for two angels smiling down on us who changed our lives forever.” Ladies those were direct quote of our next designer Feeha Jamshed. Her collection consists of silks, cotton, velvet, muslin and cotton jersey…and the cuts are classic 90′s with eastern drapry into western attire. The music has especially been composed Mustafa Ali Jamshed titled, “For An angel.”
Honey Waqar; Fashion designer, Honey Waqar often called “The couture queen of Pakistan” is highly creative, splendid designer, who is known not only in Pakistan but also abroad. Her trademark is her extremely mesmerizing heart hitting bridal collection.
Official Photographer: Tapu Javeri
Event Organizer: Catwalk Productions
Back Stage: O2 Productions
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