Hey guys! So I know it’s been a red hot minute in between my last TFPW post and this one.. and the truth is that while I have been INSANELY busy since I stepped off the plane last week – I am currently sick in bed at home, unable to speak and nursing a fever of over a hundred.. I think being constantly on the go finally got the better of me. Anyway, enough with the sob story! Let’s get down to business.. but before I get down to that let’s have a look at my outfit for the day and then of course, my highlights from the runway on the final day of shows.
You know how when people are expecting you to do something you change it up? That’s what happened on the last day with what I wore. Day after day my fedora’s got bigger and on the last day, when people were expecting me to show up with another hat so they could roll their eyes (which some did), I swapped my dark colour palette with shades of blue, yellow and pinks! Helllooooo Spring.
I wore peg leg trousers with a neon yellow top and a STUNNING jacket hot off the ramp from Wardha Saleem’s Lotus Song collection. I kept my accessories to a minimal as always, tied my hair back and grabbed my DVF mini bag and added some nude heels to finish the look off. A super girly look in comparison to my usual but I totally loved it!
Right, now on to the shows..
Shows on Day 4 were:
Shahjahan’s collection was a personal favorite of mine from the week since it was one of the most wearable one’s for me when taking my own sense of style into consideration. Combining florals with traditional embroidery and incorporating the seventies both in her designs and styling, the relatively young designers collection had me seriously lusting in the frow!
Strong seventies vibes also featured in Perwani’s collection but think more ‘Studio 54′ than ‘Woodstock’. Silk skirts, embellished jackets and funky prints presented a strong sense of vintage glamour and wowed the crowd on the night.
TFPW closed on a total high with a stunning collection from Shamaeel Ansari. Her designs exuded pure decadence – every silhouette, every intricate detail was sheer perfection. Ansari incorporated history into her collection and combining that with a stunning colour palette and beautiful cuts resulted in a jaw dropping finale to a fantastic week.
In a sea of ball skirts and bling it was easy to spot someone who dared to be different. Every season during LFW at Somerset House, the street style is undoubtedly the highlight for many and yes, while you do spot some outrageously dressed people, it’s part of the fun! Fashion week is the ultimate moment to make a statement, to show the world your personal sense of style and to be at the forefront of showing the masses how to incorporate upcoming trends into your wardrobe. I saw pretty much none of that. Almost everyone played it safe and there was about as much originality as a factory line up. Like I mentioned in my first post, everyone looked fabulous – operative word being fabulous, not fashionable. But with that said, the few that did get it right, oh they got is so so right..
ANBER JAVED – A WARDROBE AFFAIR.
Aside from the fact that meeting Anber and her sister Marya was a highlight of the week for me as they are two of the nicest, most down to earth girls I’ve ever met, I had been following Anber on my Instagram account for some time and I’m so pleased to say that the girl lives up to the hype – and then some! Anber managed to balance out the drama factor needed on PFW’s red carpet while still working the seasons hottest trends. Day after day, Anber nailed her red carpet looks, sticking two metaphorical fingers up at dressing up like she was heading to her high school prom – good on you girl! It’s also worth noting that her sister, Marya also completely nailed it, rocking 70’s glamour to sheer perfection. Check 2 of Anber’s looks from the week below and you can follow Anber on instagram for more of her seasonal savvy looks here.
I’ve spoken about my fan girl fever for Sanam in a post before and her red carpet attire definitely contributed to me ending up in the SC club. Sanam has a signature style and while I’d only known her for about 5 mins before seeing her on the red carpet on Day 1, I knew immediately that this glorious woman always incorporates her own individual sense of style into everything she wears. Sanam dresses every so elegantly and like Anber, managed to stay true to herself whilst nailing that drama factor needed for the PFW red carpet. Check out two of Sanam’s looks from the week below.. and can we just take a moment to appreciate those Palazzo pants btw? Oh and I should add they are her own designs!
THE FINAL WORD..
For those of you that have been following my blog for a while, it will be no surprise that this was a total introduction for me when it came to the Pakistani Fashion scene, the designers and most of the people I met during my trip and I have to say that I feel like I’ve been missing out.. For the most part, the designs completely surpassed my expectations and (most of) the people I met were so incredibly nice and welcoming. Shout out to the Fashion Council and Latitude for not only looking after me so well and for having me there in the first place but for also putting together such an incredible event.
I did promise you guys that I would do a post on the dark side of the industry that I picked up – which I will, I am still doing my research as I want to get my facts straight before throwing my 2 pence in onto the interwebs.
Everything has been such a blur the last month but I am so grateful for the experiences.. can’t wait to show you guys what I have been up to over the last couple of days!
Thanks for reading my loves.. until the next post!
*RAMP PHOTOS BY TAPU JAVERI*