Posted on October 10 2017
After two dazzling days of Pakistan Fashion Week – Winter Festive 2017, it finally came down to the last day. On this final day, last 6 designers unveiled their magical collections and gave us a show to watch. This day had everything to show us from formal to bridal collections of this season. The use of tassels, fringes, and frills were really enthralling this year.
The designers who unveiled their collections at the last night of Pakistan Fashion Week were Tena Durrani, Nauman Arfeen, Saira Shakira, Adnan Pardesy, Maheen Khan and the grand finale was presented by Sana Safinaz.
The show opener for the last day was Tena Durani who showed up with her collection “Platinum Series”. Her collection featured the ensembles with heavy embroidery done with the Swarovski crystals and gems that completely lightens the show with sparkles as models started to walk down the ramp. Her color palette had rose gold, champagne, and metallic hues of maroon and gold. Along with the fine detailing, Kamdani work and her embellishments were a treat to the eyes.
Nauman Arfeen unveiled his collection ‘Carnation’ which definitely failed to impress us. Despite the use of the pinks, whites and gold, the collection was not what we expected. However, we found use of velvet for the pants very interesting and the idea undoubtedly implemented nicely. The collection featured floral embroidered patterns, gold waist coats with tassels and lehenga cholis.
Her collection “A Monsoon Wedding” was entirely bridal that consisted of her signature designs. There were lehenga cholis with the beaded work, tassels, and floral thread work with intricate mosaic borders. The designer used the color palette of light pinks and gold with the hues of dark green and blue. The velvet necks, short frocked shirts and asymmetrical cuts, off-shoulder dresses to one-sleeved shirts gave the ensembles an edgy and contemporary feel to it.
Adnan Pardesy displayed his collection ‘Ravayat’. He used colour palette of pastels including mint green and silvers along with the use of black, mustard and blues which was quite appealing. Talking about the design and work on the lehenga cholis, netted bead work on the hems, wide leg palazzos, was not something we haven’t seen before.
Maheen Khan’s presented her fierce yet splendid collection, ‘The Lion and the Muse’. Her collection was flawless as we loved the bright red flowy coats covered in sparkling flourishes with flowy pants, stylish halter tops and striped shirts. These were all classic Maheen Khan’s style. We loved the bold capes, silk palazzos and the bold sarees that the models wore as they walked down the ramp. The red coat with gold embroidery worn by Hasnain was definitely a treat to the eyes. The entire feel of the collection was a mix of eastern and western giving out a very bold feel. The collection was loved and appreciated by all, which was evident by the noise that surrounded the hall as Maheen Khan walked the ramp at the end of the display.
She was the much awaited designer of FPW 2017 who unveiled her collection “Roses and Rue”. The collection featured an exquisite work being displayed at the perfect stage of forest, faux trees, boulders and shrubbery. Her show sets the mood for revival of floral elements. The obscure beadwork to the use of Swarovski crystals and other gems, 3-D floral appliqués adorned with feathers, this collection has it all what was required to impress us. Not only that, she made perfect use of the ongoing trend of tassels, fringes and frills along with woven detailing in the showcase.
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