Pakistan’s premier luxury designer label Élan showcased its 2016 luxury prét collection, ‘Sauvage’, at Fashion Pakistan Week #FPW’15 on 29th November 2015 in Karachi.

The collection took inspiration from man’s need to explore and find beauty in nature’s wild creations. From the beginning of mankind, humans have developed an endless pursuit to discover all living things in existence — most of which are bewitchingly beautiful and alluring yet dangerous and mysterious.

Encapsulating this thread of an unpredictable relationship with nature, which is both savage and beautiful, Élan presented its ‘Sauvage’ Collection.


Taking its inspiration botanical and zoological elements accompanied by an amalgamation of antiquity and modernity, savage created a thrilling ambiance.

Vivid scenes of strange wilderness have been brought to life through a variety of patchwork techniques. The collection featured an array of voluminous skirts, capes, and jackets with each piece portraying a particular scene, emotion creating an impression of dark elegant glamour.


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Different Materials have been used for texture and detailing along with embellishments consisting of iridescent colored stones and crystals. ‘Sauvage’ creates an overall experience of escaping into a spectacular dark forest. For this collection, Élan has partnered with Indian Jewellery brand Valliyan Jewels by Nitya Arora.

Let’s view the showcased collection below:

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Élan was launched nine years ago by Khadijah Shah. She is respected for her combination of intricate embellishments, flattering silhouettes and attention to detail. Each collection is conceived with glamour, elegance and versatility in mind.

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In March 2012, Khadijah Shah launched her debut seasonal unstitched printed lawn collection which is now considered the most anticipated lawn each season. In a short span of nine years, Khadijah has formalised and expanded the label and created an effective and influential place for Élan in the fashion industry.

In 2014, Élan added to its portfolio ÉLAN Vital, a casual avant-garde ready to wear diffusion line and also officially launched an e-store where customers from across the globe can purchase Élan’s Luxury Prét Collection and Élan Vital. In 2015, Élan showcased at PFDC Couture Weekend followed by its Spring/Summer Lawn collection, a showcase at PFDC L’Oréal Paris Bridal Week and Swarovski Sparkling Couture Exhibition in Dubai.

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