Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, Riwayat’s 9th edition of Pakistan Fashion Week (PFW9) silenced critiques with an outstanding array of Pakistani fashion in London.
Hassan Riaz wins best avant-garde at PFW9
I was really glad to see this next designer back at PFW, l met him at PFW8 and l was blown away by his artful techniques, innovative fashion and humble personality. Hassan Riaz is truly in a league of his own, l call him the Alexander McQueen of Pakistan because he continues to battle on pushing the boundaries of Pakistani fashion, false perception of South Asian fashion and continues to break the barriers.
This time round he silenced the crowd. I love how each of his sublime collections tells a story, a truly hard-hitting meaning and he doesn't just create for the sake of creating or financial gain. The collection showcased at PFW9, Addiction was truly an extraordinary work of art and a true reflection of what you usually would expect from world's best Fashion Weeks.
I spoke to the great man himself and he highlighted how important it was to be edgy and showcase what designers in Pakistani have to offer, they aren't just bridal and embellished fashion but true talents the globe needs to see.Hassan Riaz is definitely one to watch internationally!! Thank you to Riwayat and Adnan Ansari for showcasing his talents once again!
Photography by: Shahid Malik
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