Pakistan Fashion week in Karachi at it’s best
The collection titled ‘Roses & Rue’ was nothing short of a pictorial epilogue that instantly got onlookers gaping. The up-to-date bridal couture was skilfully dipped into ethnic strategies, then plunged into an avant-garde floral pond – and the end product was desirably confrontational – it left you awestruck and feigning for more.
Instilling life into comatose textiles, Sana nailed her assortment of ensembles. From opulent organza, easy-going velour, luscious silk and light voile, the entire collection swanked something for everyone. It synchronised key-hole details and interesting necklines alongside modernistic layered lehengas.
Each vestment was festooned with elaborate work comprising Swarovski crystals and other semi-precious stones.
The unexpected wonder on the ramp was undoubtedly the men’s collection. It was so minimally chic, subtle and sophisticated that I urge menswear designers to borrow inspiration from Sana Safinaz – you’d be doing a mammoth favour to all Pakistani men.
Talk about adding oomph with collar pins and neat pocket squares. Winning!
‘Carnation’ was supposedly inspired by spring and nature – but after gazing at models strutting down the runway, I couldn’t care less about the designer’s stimuli because Nauman fashioned an entire season of his own.