The high-end fashion duo are back with their acclaimed 3rd Pakistan Fashion Design Council Sunsilk Fashion Week Collection, on display at L’atelier. They have been around the block for almost 20 years now and are flaunting it with two of their latest collections.
This time round, they have experimented with a blend of diverse tastes. The Summer/Spring 2011 ensemble is inspired by Sindhi women, who work wearing vibrant colours and accessories such as bangles and traditional hoopy earrings.
The palette colours are mostly greys and blacks, with a straight silhouette and churidaars. When asked if the designs were ethnic, Nina replied, “We’d like to label them as our luxury collection,” mentioning the lustrous element of “tilla” in most of them.
Secondly, the Autumn/Winter 2010 collection is inspired by the Ottomon Queen, Koseum and symbolises the brave, modern woman in a straight silhouette of both long and
The flowy tops are paired up with cigarette pants– a modification of churidaars. Coloured in fuschia and peacock, they encapsulate the essence of confidence in attire. Light fabrics and chiffons are mostly employed in the collections. The
motifs used are the brand signature.
Prices for the dresses start at Rs8,000 and go all the way up to Rs100,000.
The label has just opened a flagship store in New Jersey and showcased their collections at the Sunsilk Fashion Week in Lahore. They have been shortlisted to showcase their collection in September at prêt-a-porter in Paris.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 30th, 2011.
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