When I read this piece in Tribune about how the new Versace collection is inspired by “Pakistan’s National Dress” I felt like the title was misleading the people into believing what the collection was about by showing just a piece of the picture. While I do believe Shalwar Qameez is a part of the inspiration for the collection, the main inspiration behind the collection actually is the Adventure that is Asia. India could very well say the same thing since come one, even Indians wear the kurta and qameez. Continue reading Versace Does Shalwar Qameez; Among Other Asian Influences
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London Collections Men (LCM) recently ended and sticking to their roots, the Brits showed a great amount of suits and coats, but it wasn’t the monotony of the silhouette that interests me, I have always gone for more challenging collection, collections that mean something and can be called art. Of course, Burberry was beautiful, and one cannot deny that it was an amazing collection. But what I’m interested in is how designers redefine norms through their collection, and help us see the world we can relate to. The following collections did that for me. Continue reading LCM: Collections That Made Statements
I recently had the chance to visit the Armani Store at M M Alam road in Lahore and I thought it’d be fun to share some images of the store with you guys.
Lets have a peek you guys!
When I was going through the instagram updates for Lakme Fashion Week earlier this spring, I knew at once that Manish Bansal’s collection was one I would fall in love with. So i contacted Manish to send me the pics of his collection and he was kind enough to send over a lot of images. Continue reading Manish Bansal’s Pastel Wonderland
A young person’s college life has a great way of shaping how the life ahead turns out to be. Two such young men, inspired by the college life in London, not only brought change in their own life, but for a lot of people in Pakistan. Hammad Ahmed, co-owner of The Shoe Maker and Company, tells me how his company came into being.
The concept of good versus evil has always intrigued me. This recent shoot of Fahad Hussayn’s bespoke menswear left me feeling like it spoke to me on so many levels.
Arsalan Iqbal is one of those designers who take creativity to another level when it comes to creating clothes that speak on their own. But what was so different about the Devolution Chic collection was that it brought together so much creative energy together to create individual looks, that it gave strength to the looks on the whole. Which resulted in creating a strong collection.
With PFDC Sunsilk Fashion week, you know you can count on the council to give us a good dose of menswear that leaves us feeling better about the condition of mens fashion in this country. This year, the major change in the looks was a softer side to the menswear.
I would particularly like to talk about Republic here.
PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week concluded last week. It was an amazing experience to see everything up close. Besides Fahad Hussayn on the first day, it was great to see all the rest of the menswear in person and analyze everything in details. And the menswear was fun. I think our country has great potential when it comes to menswear and we can produce great fashion for men, but there’s a lot of factors that come into the showcasing at fashion weeks, or even designing for men that can be talked about later. But for now, here’s a short review of all the menswear collections shown at PSFW15. Continue reading Reviewing Menswear at PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week