Fashion Pakistan Week: Day one ebbs and flows

Published: April 9, 2013

Models present creations by the House of Maheen on the first day of Fashion Pakistan Week in Karachi April 9, 2013. PHOTO: REUTERS

Models present creations by the House of Maheen on the first day of Fashion Pakistan Week in Karachi April 9, 2013. PHOTO: REUTERS The fifth Fashion Pakistan Week, day one. PHOTO: ATIKA REHMAN/EXPRESS The Fashion Pakistan Week ramp. PHOTO:  COURTESY @FASHIONPAKISTAN

Fashion Pakistan Week (FPW) returns for a fifth time in Karachi.

Day one of the fashion event featured the likes of Emran Rajput, Maheen Khan, Baani D and Aamna Aqeel.

Three designers also made their FPW debut including Ahsan Nazir, Faiza Saqlain and Zari Faisal.

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11:25 pm

Baani D brings day one of FPW to a close with a collection featuring casuals and light summery colours.

A slideshow of pictures can be seen here.

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11:10 pm

A live singing performance is underway.

Bani D due to display her collection after the performance.

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11:00 pm

Faiza Saqlain is the third designer to be making her debut at FPW. She is showing her collection “Marvi”.

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10:55 pm

Aamna Aqeel brings a little glitz onto the ramp with her collection.

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10:50 pm

Emran Rajput presents his “Denimology”, an entire collection of featuring denim jeans and shirts.

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10:30 pm

The show is back on with designer Ahsan Nazir’s collection featuring some micro prints and embroidery.

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9:50 pm

First half of the show is over.

It will resume after a 30 minute recess.

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9:35 pm

Ayesha Hassan’s designs now being paraded by models on the ramp featuring tassels, draping, and deep maroon, gold and orange hues.

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9:25 pm

Designer Mona Imran’s collection “Safari” now on the ramp with animal prints.

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9:15 pm

A return to ensembles by designers as Aamir Baig showcases his collection, an ode to 150 years of stripes.

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9:05 pm

Orient Textiles now showing their latest range of fabric and colours.

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8:55 pm

Next up is Zari Faisal, who is making her FPW debut.

You can read more about Zari Faisal here.

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8:45 pm

The second designer during FPW is Deepak and Fahad (DnF) with their men’s collection “Metallistic”.

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8:35 pm

Maheen Khan’s line “Flight” carries a theme centered around birds and with extravagant head pieces, traces of summery pastels and scallops.

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8:30 pm

The internet at the venue has some issues. A live video feed from the event has been lowered in quality so that it  runs on a backup stream.


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8:27 pm

The first model walks down the ramp.

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8:00 pm

People have taken their seats but the show is yet to get underway.

Maheen Khan is set to open the show. 

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7:45

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7:30 pm

FPW was supposed to take place in March but was postponed to early April due to the unrest in Karachi. The originally four-day long event has also now shriveled down to two days. And while it’s strange for a ‘week’ to be just for two days, it won’t matter as long as it has groundbreaking, exciting new collections to offer.

Along with some fashion mainstays who are set to put out new work, four designers will be making their FPW debut. These include Ayesha Ibrahim, Faiza Saqlain, Ahsan Nazir and Zari Faisal.

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