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After missing out the first three days of the Telenor Fashion Pakistan Week S/S 2015, I finally managed to attend the last day of the fashion marathon. The designer lineup for the night included Sonya Batla, Rizwanullah for Fifth Element, Daaman, Zara Shahjahan, Amna Aqeel, Deepak Perwani and Shamael Ansari. I'll be going through the collections in the same order.
Minora by Sonya Batla was the opening collection of day 4. The color palette was black, light blue, teal blue, gray and a bit of plum with only the showstopper Aisha Tammy Haq's dress a bright red color. The fabric was flowy silks, chifon and georgettes. From margeena shalwars to tights paired with miniskirts or the loose fitting bilowy attires, in utter honestly I found the collection a bit lifeless and unmemorable.
RIZWANULLAH FOR SWAROVSKI FIFTH ELEMENT
Rizwanullah presented 'The age of Elegance', an all white collection which complimented the stunning jewellery well. While they failed to make an impression alone the billowy gowns, the fitted trousers with a ruffled off-the-shoulder shirt, quilted jumpsuits were all well-paired with the glittering jewel pieces and created a nice overall effect.
This collection yet again revolved around monochromatics, black white and navy. Lace and cutwork were predominant in the outfits. The models looked chic with side-parted hair pulled back in a bun giving an over all modern contemprary look to the collection, but somehow failed to make an impact.
Zara Shahjahan presented her signature florals accompanied by structured embroidered jackets, fitted trousers with billowy maxi skirts, a bit of a fringe, printed and embroidered capes. What I absolutely loved were the adorable embroidered clutches the models were sporting, with hair curled and loose around their shoulders, the collection overall exuded femininity which is Zara's trademark style.
Amna Aqeel's collection comprised of pastels this time, starting from whites to peaches to a light aqua marine. There were capes over crop tops and ofcourse the in trend fitted trousers and the maxis, there were touches of kamdani and gold thread work. The models sported slicked back hair, with some straight extensions to give an impeccable effect. I liked the worked capes and trousers but honestly speaking there wasn't anything I'd actually buy from the collection.
Deepak Perwani's collection was another breath of fresh air with harmonious colors in digital printed silk used cleverly in all outfits. Whether a skirt, an off-the-shoulder slant-hemmed gown, jumpsuit, trousers or jackets with bejeweled trims, the collection was a pleasant treat to the eye. The models had flowers in their hair which hung loose in waves over their shoulders, sported smokey eyes and nude peach lips which complimented the outfits nicely. Another treat were the showstoppers, Ali Azmat and Pooja Bhatt took their bows along with Deepak Perwani amid exuberant applause.
Shamael Ansari's "Renaissance" was the finale collection and well worth all the wait. Their was an oriental touch, along with an eastern taste which was predominantly visible in all outfits. The fabrics were lush jamawars, digital silk, chifons tastefully embroidered with thread-work and a touch of dabka. My favorite has to be the silk trousers with a huge embroidered rose on the hip with a kimono style top with the same embroidered roses on the lapel. The showstopper Sabeeka Imam's dress was a star of the luxury collection which had a coat with a heavy embroidered collar that hung low over the shoulders and a huge trail. The play with fabric, prints and embroidery was at its best.
What do you think of the collections on Day4?