Saturday, March 8, 2008

Pakistani Fashion's Modern Movement

Five Pakistani designers showcased a sleek and modern style at a fashion show inspired by Giorgio Armani last month in Lahore, Pakistan. The fashion show was at the launch of the glamorous Giorgio Armani Samsung mobile phone. The designers included HSY, Saadia Mirza, Maheen Karim, Khaadi Khaas and Ammar Belal.

Here were some of my favorites...

Model Fia walks the ramp in a sexy HSY sheer frill peek-a-boo collared tunic and black embossed patterned low waist pants. 

Nadia models a Maria B. cream colored dress with sequenced bead work and ribbon patterns along the waist and hips.

Mehreen glides across the catwalk like an eastern goddess in this Saadia Mirza silver bouffant gown with hand crafted flowers along the bust line, ruched bodice and crinoline bottom.

Fia wears a heavily worked cream and gold tube top and sheer bolero with fringe work by Saadia Mirza.

This halter dress by Saadia Mirza incorporates tribal with elegance. The neckline is embroidered with gold thread and beads.

This sleek and sophisticated pinafore dress by Maheen Karim has princess seams that create a form fitting outfit that is royal and regal in a contemporary way.

I love flapper dresses but to think that a Pakistani designer could perfect a french style so eloquently as this is surprising. But Khaadi Khass does with this retro red flapper dress. 

This gold skirt suit by Khaadi Khaas with a high waisted knee length skirt, sleeveless xylophone chemise accompanied by a giant fringe clutch purse is also very retro.

Model Neha struts down the ramp for HSY in this back bustier and white satin high-waisted pencil skirt with horizontal seams. Again HSY combines sex appeal with sophistication and of course a pearly choker adds the finishing touch.

This jewel neck black cocktail dress by Khaadi Khaas is exquisite. The dress' wave-like black bead and ribbon work add an eastern feel to this modern little black dress.

Ammar Belal does the menswear for the show and goes away from his usual over the top designs. With Armani as his inspiration, this double breasted mandarin collared blazer is very Giorgio.

8 comments:

bugsyorbust said...

WOW, nice looking blog!!! Keep it up!

I have a question for you...

I am a Pakistani living in California and am looking for a fashion merchandiser/designer with a keen eye for western fashion to help me in product development in Pakistan. My customer demographics are women 18-34.

Any ideas as to how I can go about finding such a person?

Thanks!
karim
bugsyorbust@aim.com

Farah Sanam Hayat said...

That's a great idea but are you looking for a Pakistani/Indian designer or a western designer?

Give me more details and I can put you in contact with a few designers is Pakistan depending on the scope of your project.

Unfortunately, its hard to find those kinda people in North America. One the reasons I started this blog was because no one here has any idea of what goes on in India and Pakistan's fashion industry. Let me know how it goes.

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moona said...

Hi Farah Sanam Hyat,

I also live in California and am looking for a paki designer. Its really hard to find a person here who has a sense for clothing. I love the way the clothes are made in Pakistan. If it wont be too much of a trouble can you hook me up with some names and contacts. Thank you!

esbah said...

heyy
i had same issues..tried some designers but they show n make totally different stuff
almost a year back i came across Saffas Collection ... i must say, they really are upto mark. They promised to deliver my jora within 2 weeks and i actually got it on time and best part is that lady is pretty sweet, she even calls to clarify confusions
try finding them on facebook

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Nice collection especially I like black ones.

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Nice collection especially I like black ones.

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