ISLAMABAD: Tailored to meet the modern day requirements, a new line of apparel for women, made an entrance at posh F-6 sector on Saturday.
Titled “Zarbakhtha”, the label is the brainchild of the American-born Mariya Zarbakhtha Yousafzai and offers a unique blend of bridal, formal, semi-formal and casual wear.
“Zarbakhtha means luck or fortune in Pashto language and that is what I hope my work earns me,” said the young designer while talking to The Express Tribune.
Even though she has been designing dresses, this was the first time she was exhibiting them at her own outlet.
Inspired by geometric patterns, Zarbakhtha has experimented with edgy cuts and bold colours.
The ensemble comprises thread work, precious and semi-precious stones and beads.
“While designing, I did not have a particular age group in mind. These clothes are for everyone,” she said. The prices range between Rs8,000 to Rs22,000.
At the launch, models including Fia, Gul, Kanwal and Gitiyar showcased the clothes and garnered appreciation from the guests.
Sara, who had come with her friend, said, “The best thing I liked about the dresses is the colour combinations.”
Nadia, another visitor said, “Our fashion industry is blessed with talented young people who are making their mark. I love the way the young designer has showcased her creativity.”
Hosted by Sophiya Khan, the red carpet event was held at the store outlet: House 16, Abdul Rasheed Road, F-6/1.
Published in The Express Tribune, January 28th, 2013.