The final day of FPW15 finished with a storm as Zaheer Abbass, Faraz Manan & menswear collection by Nauman Arfeen took to the runway!
Umar Sayeed and his "Elysian Collection" was based on shades of pastels, each piece being individual enough without being overpowering.
Zaheer Abbas took over the ramp with his "Baad-e-naubahaar" collection inspired by a soulful sonnet of the poet Faiz Ahmed Faiz's, Based on color palette of black, plush pinks, pastels and rich tones of maroons, the collection showcases master craftsmanship with intricate hand embroideries in thread, naqshi, gota& various forms of crystals and pearl beading with a balanced progression from gold to silver embellishments.
Delphi followed with their collection the "Dream Weave" as it is an amalgamation of crochet weaves with intricate zardzozi patterns. We have played with structures, colours and fabrics to create woven creations that are unique and surreal.
Faraz Manan took the stage by storm with his collection "Imperial AW 2015" a beautiful mix of the finest fabrics; French silks, brocade and organza with hues of red, grey, blue, pink, silver and gold.
Nauman Arfeen's collection titled, "The Legacy, autumn/winter '16" showcased next, in hues of ivory, olive and honey dew, the designer has set his collection in a rich, royal Mughal mood. Using plush textiles such as raw silk, velvet, hand woven Jamawaar and Mysore silks as his canvas, Nauman creates an enchanting imagery blending the contemporary with the traditional.
Neelofar Shahid, showing after many years on ramp, closed the show with her "Rembrandt" collection based on the great Dutch artist Rembrandt, The collection, represents the five main attributes of his artistic career. Etching; Chiaruscuro (light and darkness); Baroque; Military; Melancholy. Garments from each category reflect some of the artists most celebrated paintings.
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