One reason l started Sara K Blog was to give you ladies the exclusive South Asian fashion as it happens. And seen as Telenor Fashion Pakistan Week 2015 (TFPW15) is underway it was the perfect opportunity deliver my promise.
The designers featured include the Nida Azwer, Sania Maskatiya and FNK Asia. Thanks to partners Pakistan in Vogue l am honoured to share the latest Fashion Pakistan Week photos and trends. These photos have not been circulated in the press or blogs just yet but here's highlights of yesterday's (day 1) showcase.
Pakistani Party Glamour with Nida Azwer
It was another jaw dropping collection named 'The French Trellis Collection' which celebrates spring with its intricate floral and trellis-based patterns.
Nida Azwer used organza, cotton net and net fabrics that comprised of damask patterns and french inspired inspired weaves on capes, saree dupatta and lenghas.
The floral silk, chiffon sarees and cape trouser suits had a tranquil eastern and western fusion ideal for party glamour.
The collection was based in hues of beige, grey and off whites with hints of pink, and is embellished with hand embroideries, crystals and pearls. In line with the ateliers current trends for 2015 accompanied by shorter, trendier hemlines across fusion silhouettes.
Nida Azwer has spoken ladies, this is what we need to be wearing to parties ladies.
It's Pakistani Chic at FNK Asia
Another designer l announced as a fashion must see on social media was FNK Asia and right on cue they didn't let us down at Telenor Fashion Pakistan Week 2015.
The collection called ‘Freedom’ represents a strong, elegant and confident woman. She is full of ease and grace and perseverance.
My favourites that represented this iconic woman had to be the very chic lace, crochet and dye jacket. It's all about layers, pearls and loose cuts. The ensembles were dazzling, powerful yet angelic.
f you don't do glamour or vibrant colours FNK Asia is the brand for you. The collection features modest fashion in a unique and very 21st century South Asian feel whilst keeping the fashion relevant to a new age of Asian fashion.
Boho Brushes of Perfection with Sania Maskatiya
After interviewing this next designer the wait was finally over and l can reveal my favourite Pakistani designers latest collection.
Sania Maskatiya brought out an exciting mix of fashion thoughts and ideas the Sania Maskatiya brand make it possible to create and craft garments.
The latest collection works with a colourful palette, luxurious illustrated fabrics and signature modern cuts. In true Pakistani style Sania Maskatiya meshed patterns and colours but surprisingly that did not draw away from the beauty of the draping cape dresses, straight trouser suits, dresses and 3-piece Asian jacket suits.
Once again Sania Maskatiya has shone a new light onto the independent Pakistani woman, vibrant culture and modern Karachi where fashion is apart of the heritage. This collection reflects a look we have not seen before, a style for the trendy fashion loving ladies who aren’t afraid to step out in style.
The suits deserve to be paintings hanging in the hall of fame ‘When Sania Maskatiya gave Pakistani fashion a new light'.
Other designer & trends included;
Flower Power - Floral patterns are a must for spring and summer as seen by Madiha Raza's collection (yes, even on sarees).
Aztec Patten Trouser Suit - Use aztec prints with bright block colours as showcased by Lala Textiles.
The Home of Leather and Denim - Bank Alfalah featured outstanding creations made from materials such as, denim and leather which are Pakistan's biggest fashion export.
Did you know Pakistan actually produces Levi's jeans and leather goods (not fake!) to fashion houses and outlets all around the world. It was a pleasant surprise to see it being celebrate on the runway in innovative style. It may seem strange to most of you but the western fashion world would appreciated the masterpiece - it's very Haute Couture Christian Dior meets Alexander McQueen.
I hope you enjoyed the blog post. More trends and fashion updates from TFPW15 coming up...
Photography Credits - Tapu Javeri
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