As you know l like to deliver you the fashion exclusives and all at your fingers tips.
This month isn’t any different; l’ve got the rare photos of Fashion Pakistan Week (FPW15) and Telenor Bridal Couture Week (TBCW15) photos, which took place in the end of December. And I share my fashion predications for 2016 - trends you need to be creating, purchasing and preparing to wear this year.
Elan & Maria.B
Let’s begin with everyday fashion; Elan’s vision of nature and floral draped against black the contrast in the outfits the outfits certainly brings the wow factor to FPW15, whilst Maria B’s cuts encapsulate the best of eastern and western fashion at TBCW15. The natural blossoming illustrations and floral fusions can brighten up a party frock or your everyday outfit.
Maheen Karim & Sana Safinaz
A trend you'll keep seeing is the cape but not how we traditionally wear it in the UK but with Pakistani kadaai as seen in Maheen Karim's latest 2016 collection. And if you're looking a cape trend you can wear everyday, l'd recommend the kimono combination with the waist-belt. It's brilliant as you can pull it off as a shorter kaftan like Sana Safinaz's collection.
Erum Khan & Zainab Chottani
If you love dupattas and sarees you're sure to love this next trend, use mint to be on trend and gold as a duapatta saree wrap with you lengha or trouser blouse suit.
Shehla Chatoor & Hisham Malik
And all you brides searching for bridal trends, velvet blouse and intricate gold detailing lengha is the way forward in 2015. Plus with British weather you could get away with wearing a velvet blouse anytime of the year. Shehla Chatoor’s velvet lenghas were showstoppers at FPW15 whilst, Hisham Malik’s contemporary cuts and a hint of traditional South Asian colours paired with fur wowed audiences at TBCW15.
Nida Azwer & Umar Sayeed
My predications for party wear are cigarette trousers with tailored blouse and bordered jacket with slits on the sides. Nida Azwer broke the mould to combine a silk embroidered jacket-trouser suit with her signature nature bird print of the back. You could wear separately as statement pieces with plain pastel pink fabric for parties with family or friends. Where as, Umar Sayeed used shades of pastels for his FPW15 collection; each piece had an individual touch of elegance to wear to a wedding.
Nida Azwer & Zarmisha Dar
Pastel pinks are still in fashion and with the spring/summer combination of floral lenghas it's the perfect wedding or engagement outfit and l don't just mean for the bride to be but attendees or family.
I hope you enjoy reading the magazine, as much as I loved sharing the hidden fashion gems and supporting women promoting their fashion business. I'm always on the lookout for inspirational women running or thinking of starting up a fashion business. If you're one, please get in touch and you can join me at one of my exclusive meetups for women with fashion businesses.