This Asian fashion blog not only likes to keep you updated of the latest India and Pakistan catwalk fashion trends but keep you updated on the British Asian high street. Mainly any casual suits you must buy but party wear if we spot any ‘must mentions.’
Last weekend my sister (Sid) and me went out for a spot of British Asian fashion shopping. We decided to visit to Green Street as she needed a party and casual dresses for her trip to Karachi for quiet a big family function.
I am sure we aren’t the only ones who have an idea of what they want from the get go or even an idea or what we are looking for. For instance, l would love casual Asian garments like we see in India and Pakistan Fashion Weeks - with a focus on party AND more importantly those everyday casual designs. And I don’t mean boring kameez suits. It’s the classy pieces from the top designers and trendy garments from upcoming designers we all would love. Pakistan and particularly India fashion weeks use ageless colours and styles we can keep in our wardrobes for years to come.
After an hour or two we started to give up then we stubbled across a shop with a elegant gold and black saree (image above) l couldn’t help but admire. It triggered off visions of the 5 day fashion marathon called Lakme Fashion Week, with a high neck velvet blouse and gold wrap dress fabric. A great use of colours, can’t go wrong with black and gold and it was on trend! Yes, l know, l know blacks a no no for most Asians as their family say no and in my mums case she thinks its the colour of death - extreme l know but Sid and me still wear a lot of black :D
I try stay away from black but then you see such an elegant combination, you can you resist. Plus, l would wear it to be different and you know no-one else will be wearing black :) My best advice, just like the top Asian fashion designers who do not conform to societies fashion politics, they get you talking for being quirky and different so be BRAVE! Just think of the box and go for it. Most designers never listen to what people have to say and go with their gut instincts.
We all need to find our identity in Asian fashion, so don’t hold back and find yours by being spontaneous like fashion week designers.
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