Keeping it chic and trendy

By you desk
Tue, 11, 19

This week You! takes a look at the latest trends from the recently held Fashion Pakistan Week for the Winter/Festive season 2019...


Ushering in a new season doesn’t call for a total wardrobe overhaul. But it is the perfect time to reassess. What is working in your closet, what makes you feel good, and what sparks joy? It’s also a time to decide which trends resonate with you. Are you the sort of girl who is ready for neon heels or funky hats? And keeping the festive season in mind, do you prefer heavily embellished lenga cholis or are you willing to switch to ethnic kameez shalwars?

Fashion Pakistan Week 2019 Winter/Festive was held recently in Karachi. From bright colours, festive wear to jazzy accessories, these new styles and fashion predictions will be making themselves known everywhere you look this season. Whether you need to update your wardrobe or you’re just looking for a bit of inspiration, stay ahead of the curve with these top fashion trends from the FPW runway...

Shimmering into the night, Fauzia Aman stunned in a sunny yellowish-orange silk Kaftan from the collection ‘Mahnoor’ by Ayesha Farook. Aman’s soft curls, subtle smokey eyes and nude pink lips gave a very feminine and sexy vibe.
Black smokey eyes and nude pink lips dominated Zuria Dor’s collection ‘Centre of Gravity’. The collection was a representation of women and their strength. It had a mix of edgy and delicate patterns, floral and geometric design elements intricately hand-crafted on rich, luxe fabrics.
Taking inspiration from the global phenomenon of ‘Street Style’, Splash showcased their fun loving, vibrant, funky and forever young collection. It channelled an ‘80s vibe with chic round shades, multicoloured scarf and a mauve-y lip.
Coveted in modern designs and aesthetics, Zellbury’s ‘Shahi Rendezvous’ focused on the woman who wishes to shine through her individuality while picking up on new fashion trends. Sadaf Kanwal’s makeover features a satin finish base (a change from the dewy skin), subtle kohl-lined eyes with a kiss of a blush and a glossy pink pout.

Alkaram Studio’s ‘La Vie En Rose’ (Life in Pink) was a range to be seen through rose coloured glasses. Zara Abid strikes a pose in a floral funky ensemble bringing back sleek hair, bushy brows and a subtle makeup look.
An ode to the high contrast, vivacious hues that are found in cinema frames and our memories, ‘Life in Technicolor’ was embellished in various techniques of zardozi in glittering gold. Fahmeen Ansari dons an olive green number complemented with classic bun commemorating the visual gala of colour, along with the grandeur of Ali Javeri’s Jewelry.
Zainab Chottani’s ‘Khwahish’ exhibited royal vintage design elements infused with timeless crafts such as zardozi, tilla, mukesh work and rich thread embroidery in antique golds. For the festive season, Faryal Mehmood opts for a natural base, bronze smokey eyes with a touch of gold paired with a peachy lip.

Maheen Khan’s collaborative effort with Indoi and Sundus Talpur - a sculptor and jeweller - celebrated a legacy of strong women. Areeba Habib keeps it subtle yet classy with beach waves, nude eyes and natural base.
Considered Giorgio Armani’s protégé, Stella Jean - Haitian-Italian and first black Italian designer in Rome - showcased ‘Laboratorio Delle Nazioni’ which was a multicultural collaboration with the local artisans of Chitral, Gilgit and Hunza. It combined Italian design with their centuries-old tradition, and hand-embroidered floral motifs in chain stitch. The outfits were complemented with Kailash-inspired braids.


Text: You! desk

Show Director: Nubain Ali

Hair & Makeup: N-Pro & N- Gents

Photography: Faisal Farooqui & Team Dragonfly