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Latest Fashion Designs Showcased At FWP Day 1

The Fashion Pakistan Week is deemed as one of the most important events of the year in the fashion industry. Organized by the Fashion Pakistan Council, the show is a massive celebration of the local fashion, beauty and glamour scene. Each year, this event gives a chance to the veteran as well as emerging designers to be part of the 3-day mega fashion affair.  Although this event mainly focuses on displaying the work of Pakistani designers, in recent years international designers have also been given the opportunity to feature their talent through this platform. The event takes place twice a year in Karachi as a welcoming gesture to the upcoming season’s trends.

This time around the winter edition of the FPW was organized in the ever so happening city of Karachi. Since the event just got wrapped up on Friday, let’s have a rundown of all the happenings of day 1. Of course, as per usual the show was packed with A-list designers showcasing their latest collection. The participants for day 1 included the ultra-famous fashion brand Alkaram, along with Boheme by Kanwal, Gogi by Hasan Riaz, Yasim Zaman and Ayesha Farook.

La Vie En Rose By Alkaram

The fashion mega house, Alkaram Studio, opened the show on day 1 with their luxury prêt collection called ‘La Vie En Rose.’ La Vie En Rose is a French phrase that means life in pink. This collection was a direct representation of the brands values of inclusivity and diversity and timeless elegance. The entire show featured a range of outfits for men, women, and children. The theme behind La Vie En Rose was to create an amalgamation of traditional and contemporary styles. As the name suggests, all outfits on the runway featured all the different hues of pink. We saw pink saris with big bows, pink gowns, embellished jackets, floral prints, ruffles and pretty little girls in polka dots. Overall, all the outfits in the collection were nicely executed. The show was closed by the brand ambassador of Alkaram, Aiza Khan along with the emerging actor Muneeb Butt. 

Gul-e-Anar By Boheme

Next up we had the brand Boheme by Kanwal dazzle the ramp with the collection called “Gul-e-Anar.” The inspiration behind this collection was drawn from traditional Sindhi gajj embroidery.  Keeping in mind the rich culture of Sindhi, the outfits showcased on the ramp featured the classic techniques of ganga jamna badla work, appliqué and gajj embroidery. The colors for this collection ranged from deep maroons to bright reds with hints of orange and yellow. The show was truly a fabulous celebration of the Sindhi culture. Saboor Aly was the showstopper for this collection who walked on the ramp in a traditional long shirt and sharara.

Perdu dans mon Jardin à la Française By Gogi

The next presenter or the day was the brand Gogi by Hasan Riaz. Hasan brought his collection “Perdu dans mon Jardin à la Française” to the ramp. This is again a French phrase which translates to “Lost in my French garden.”This collection was inspired by captivating beauty of French gardens. However, according to fashion the critics, the brand missed the mark by a great margin. Instead of elegance and sophistication which is a trademark of the French culture, we saw on the ramp flashy neons and solid colors. The collection did make use of classic French embellishment techniques on silk and organza fabrics. However, the overall feel of the show was more futuristic and psychedelic which left the audiences rather disappointed. The young actress, Nimra Khan was the show stopper for Gogis collection.

Tirana By Yasmin Zaman

Yasmin Zaman’s Albanian-inspired collection “Tirana” showcased kilts and vests in deep colors and mostly velvet material. The collection mainly featured loose jackets and elaborate sleeves with a twist. Geometrical patterns and flat braid work with gold embellishments were the most repeated styles throughout Yasmin’s show. As for the colors, maroon and olive green were chosen for most of the outfits. Although this collection did not bring anything out of the box to the ramp, the designer’s keen interest in merging clothing styles from different parts of the world was nicely interpreted. The show was closed by the veteran TV actress, Sarwat Gillani who walked in an olive green velvet piece with a fitted, daring slit skirt.

Mahnoor By Ayesha Farook

The last show of the day was by Ayesha Farook. The collection named as “Mahnoor”, showcased carefully crafted craftsmanship on a modern version of wedding wear. Shades of silver grey and charcoal with a hint of mustard were featured on the runway. The designer displayed her embellished kaftans, jumpsuits, capes and jackets paired with harem pants. Debuting its wedding wear and semi-formal kaftans, the collection stayed true to the brand’s philosophy. Glistening into the night, “Mahnoor” was a sight not to be missed. Fauzia Aman walked the runway in a sunny yellowish-orange silk Kaftan and ended the night on a high note.

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