Fashion Pakistan Week 2017: The three front-runners that arrested the runway

Published: September 13, 2017
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KARACHI  : With the world breathing fashion at this very moment, Pakistan’s runway division too is making waves with FPW standing out as a debonair trailblazer. From amusingly multi-coloured and intriguingly humdrum monochrome ensembles to bling-tastic robes and luxe velour, the designers seemed to be on a roll to leave a lasting trail on a fashionista’s cotton-candy heart (I might be referring to myself!).

Having said that, not all designers managed to harvest that heart-flutter effect. Three designers that undoubtedly stood out from a bevy of mundane strategies were Aamna Aqeel, Misha Lakhani and Erum Khan. Incorporating all elements of theatricality with enamour for desi beats, these ladies owned that runway!

Erum Khan

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Rightly titled ‘Bridal Odyssey’, Erum pulled off a majestic amalgam of sorts. Lehengas that exuded inimitable technique and intricate needlework, the ramp immediately radiated a regal vibe. A prudently elected palette consisting of hues like marsala and muted green, I wouldn’t be surprised if prospective brides race to the designer for their wedding wear – let’s make that imperial wedding wear!
Misha Lakhani

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Being the show-opener comes with its perils and ploys but Misha hit bull’s eye at slaying spectators by parading a collection that bawled classy craftsmanship and contemporary panache laced with traditional edge. Her runway familiarised Karachiites to a cosmic episode that comprised delicately sheer sarees, an assortment of pants, opulent hand-woven silk pieces and colours that bewitched onlookers – and those cholis – oh-those-cholis – were to die for!
Aamna Aqeel

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If anyone knows how to master the off-shoulder trend impeccably, it’s Aamna. A collection titled ‘Palace Wonderland’, the designer was on a mission to communicate with the avant-garde fashion brood. Though it was inspired by imperial courts of the sub-continent, it oozed a futuristic vibe. The crème ensembles that boasted flowy patterns and renewed cuts were most certainly utter knock-outs. The simplistic feel of the glitzy assemblages engulfed audiences in a fantastical spectacle.

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