Top models at FPW SS13

There were some new faces that showed immense talent and promise.

Secretcloset Pk April 19, 2013
It seems our modelling industry is becoming increasingly polarised.

We all enjoyed the collections and applauded, criticised and even shunned some of the designers who showcased at the fifth edition of Fashion Pakistan Week (FPW5), but what about the models?

It seems our modelling industry is becoming increasingly polarised with an outstanding bunch at one end and a certain lack thereof at the other. There is a void that is becoming increasingly apparent. However, at the same time, there were some new faces that showed immense talent and promise. While preparing our list of top models, we graded them according to poise, confidence and overall look. Let’s begin the countdown!

1. No debates here, we are sure! Amna Ilyas nailed the numero uno spot hands down, beating everyone else on legs alone.

The dusky model may not be 5’10”, but her legs sure seem like it when she struts seamlessly down the runway, bearing the charisma to outshine any one in a contest. Her posture is phenomenal and the pauses are perfect. It is rare to find a high fashion runway and print model rolled up into such a tiny package.


2. The sultry Fayeza Ansari was back with a vengeance and everything about her just clicked — from her fierce and powerful walk to the styling and everything in between.

Although she was the showstopper for her husband Rizwanullah’s show and for Deepak Perwani’s among others, it almost felt like she got to wear the best outfits throughout the showcase — a true characteristic of a worthy model. Furthermore, the way she balanced those elongated bouquet horns poking out of both sides of her head was truly admirable.



3. If Hira Tareen would move slightly faster down the runway, she would create more impact with her strut.

Other than that, the young model has proven herself as versatile on the catwalk as she is in print.



4. Is it just us or is Fauzia Aman getting better as the years go by?

Her perfectly sculpted figure on the runway was brilliant, making even some of the lesser designs appear stunning. Her smouldering look and swagger wins her the number four slot.



5. We love Ayyan, but maybe we would like to see just a little bit less of her.

When she walks down the ramp, her ethereal beauty and luscious pout can draw more attention than the outfit itself. Nonetheless, she is one of our favourites and her expressions are unmatched.



6. The no 6 slot goes to Nadia Hussain, who is still one of the most popular choices as a showstopper.

Although she is incredibly graceful and no one has yet touched her on height, we might be ready to see more new faces for if no other reason than for variety.



7.  Falling in at number seven is Rubya Chaudhry who was one of the more prominent faces at the FPW.

She has a very distinct and memorable look that is probably her greatest quality — it has that sad but magnetic high fashion element. Add a great walk to that and she makes a wholesome runway model.



8. Areeba Habib was a new face that sparked our interest.

While her look leans more toward commercial girl-next-door rather than high fashion, she has enormous potential and a darling figure. We like her for her natural appeal and versatility.



9. The no 9 spot goes to Sehrish Bukhari another product of the Veet Miss Super Model campaign.

Sehrish exudes confidence and just the right amount of sensuality. She had fun with the outfits and the camera loved her and that made the audience enjoy the show as well. Top marks for spirit and appeal plus that Cindy Crawford upper lip beauty mark doesn’t hurt!



10. At no 10 we have Abeer Adeel, a fresh face in the world of runway modelling.

She’s got the poise and with a little work on her confidence and expression which currently waver from time to time, the Veet Super Model Contest winner is sure to go a long way. We do wish her makeup stylist had done a better job to enhance her pretty features.


Had Neha appeared more than once on the ramp she would have earned a place in our lineup as well, surprisingly she remained absent for the most of the event aside from her appearance as expected for Sana Safinaz. That’s all for FPW5 and now we look forward to witnessing more stimulating performances at the upcoming Pakistan Fashion Design Council (PFDC) Sunsilk Fashion Week in Lahore.

Published in The Express Tribune, April 20th, 2013.                    

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Umair+Mirza | 8 years ago | Reply

Abeer is the b e s t

tera | 8 years ago | Reply

I am mesmerized by the beauty of the above models.

All of them are truly very beautiful.

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