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KARACHI: Weddings are, after all, the be all and end all of winter festivities in the country. Had FPW taken place earlier, perhaps some of the designers could have taken on orders for formals and cashed in on the current wedding season.

This is a long-hackneyed crib, though — the council has its many reasons for showing when it wants to show and really, the delay can be overlooked as long as the catwalk showcases exciting fashion.

Motifs and pearls drooped and dropped onto the runway in a certain showcase; in others, colours clashed and cutwork meshed uncomfortably with texture and every embroidery under the sun was seen as some of fashion’s hottest names fumbled and faltered.

A model presents a creation by designer Shehla on the first day of the Pakistan Fashion Week in Karachi. — AFP
A model presents a creation by designer Shehla on the first day of the Pakistan Fashion Week in Karachi. — AFP
Models present creations by designer Tony&Guy on the first day of the Fashion Pakistan Week in Karachi. — AFP
Models present creations by designer Tony&Guy on the first day of the Fashion Pakistan Week in Karachi. — AFP
A model presents a creation by designer Wardha Saleem on the second day of the Fashion Pakistan Week in Karachi. — AFP
A model presents a creation by designer Wardha Saleem on the second day of the Fashion Pakistan Week in Karachi. — AFP
A model presents a creation by designer Maheen Karim on the second day of the Fashion Pakistan Week in Karachi. — AFP
A model presents a creation by designer Maheen Karim on the second day of the Fashion Pakistan Week in Karachi. — AFP
A model presents a creation by designer Ayesha Farook Hashwani on the first day of the Fashion Pakistan Week in Karachi. — AFP
A model presents a creation by designer Ayesha Farook Hashwani on the first day of the Fashion Pakistan Week in Karachi. — AFP
Models present creations by designer Shehla on the first day of the Pakistan Fashion Week in Karachi. — AFP
Models present creations by designer Shehla on the first day of the Pakistan Fashion Week in Karachi. — AFP
Models present creations by  designer Wardha Saleem on the second day of the Fashion Pakistan Week in Karachi. — AFP
Models present creations by designer Wardha Saleem on the second day of the Fashion Pakistan Week in Karachi. — AFP
A model presents a creation by designer Ayesha Farook Hashwani on the first day of the Fashion Pakistan Week in Karachi. — AFP
A model presents a creation by designer Ayesha Farook Hashwani on the first day of the Fashion Pakistan Week in Karachi. — AFP
A model presents a creation by  designer Obaid Shiekh on the second day of the Fashion Pakistan Week in Karachi. — AFP
A model presents a creation by designer Obaid Shiekh on the second day of the Fashion Pakistan Week in Karachi. — AFP
A model presents a creation by designer Shehla on the first day of the Pakistan Fashion Week in Karachi. — AFP
A model presents a creation by designer Shehla on the first day of the Pakistan Fashion Week in Karachi. — AFP
Models present creations by  designer Obaid Shiekh on the second day of the Fashion Pakistan Week in Karachi. — AFP
Models present creations by designer Obaid Shiekh on the second day of the Fashion Pakistan Week in Karachi. — AFP
A model presents a creation by designer Maheen Karim on the second day of the Fashion Pakistan Week in Karachi. — AFP
A model presents a creation by designer Maheen Karim on the second day of the Fashion Pakistan Week in Karachi. — AFP
Models present creations by  designer Elan on the second day of the Fashion Pakistan Week in Karachi. — AFP
Models present creations by designer Elan on the second day of the Fashion Pakistan Week in Karachi. — AFP
Models present creations by  designer Maheen Karim on the second day of the Fashion Pakistan Week in Karachi. — AFP
Models present creations by designer Maheen Karim on the second day of the Fashion Pakistan Week in Karachi. — AFP
Models present creations by  designer Obaid Shiekh on the second day of the Fashion Pakistan Week in Karachi. — AFP
Models present creations by designer Obaid Shiekh on the second day of the Fashion Pakistan Week in Karachi. — AFP
A model presents a creation by designer Obaid Shiekh on the second day of the Fashion Pakistan Week in Karachi. — AFP
A model presents a creation by designer Obaid Shiekh on the second day of the Fashion Pakistan Week in Karachi. — AFP
Models present creations by  designer Elan on the second day of the Fashion Pakistan Week in Karachi. — AFP
Models present creations by designer Elan on the second day of the Fashion Pakistan Week in Karachi. — AFP
A model presents a creation by designer Wardha Saleem on the second day of the Fashion Pakistan Week in Karachi. — AFP
A model presents a creation by designer Wardha Saleem on the second day of the Fashion Pakistan Week in Karachi. — AFP

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Muhammad Majid Dec 01, 2015 04:57pm

All look nice.

Mahmood Dec 01, 2015 06:38pm

Isn't this industry a tad too overexposed, if they have a fashion 'week' so frequently? How can a designer have a 'collection' or seasonal line of clothes every week?

Shah Sahab Dec 01, 2015 06:43pm

Pardon me but why most of the models have dark complexion?

Muhammad Usman Dec 01, 2015 08:09pm

Can we correlate fashion to our society. Following other nations blindly can lead us to nowhere

Ali Raza Dec 01, 2015 08:49pm

I don't see any winter clothes..

NS Dec 01, 2015 10:30pm

All look nice and it is nice to see Pak moving in the right direction of secularism and Westernization. However, here is my problem, we have been on this path before and we all know the results. Westernization is a welcome sign, however, without strengthening of the laws and their enforcement as they are in the Western world we are walking a dangerous path. I can see all the rich and powerful looking at these models (female) with oogling eyes and before you know there will be kidnappings and rapes. Freedom of press is a welcome sign but the strengthening and enforcement of laws is a must. Police needs to be depoliticize so that it protects the law instead of rich and powerful. It's voting time so let's make a difference and vote out the corrupt....

OmarFL Dec 01, 2015 11:09pm

Seem to be designed for Karachi winters. Not for Lahore winters.

Muhammad Arshad Dec 02, 2015 12:10am

Nice Pictures

Zahir Dec 02, 2015 12:53am

@NS how in the world "westernisation is a welcome sign" for Pakistan. We have our own roots, culture and traditions and so should be reflected and cherished in our fashion, lifestyle and behavioural conduct.

Haseena302 Dec 02, 2015 01:56am

@Shah Sahab Because that's how we all look? You have a problem with that?

Reason Dec 02, 2015 08:00am

@NS With due respect , Your statement starts from welcoming westernization then you denounce it and at the end you conclude by campaigning for voting out the corrupts. I mean whats the point?

wshaikh Dec 02, 2015 08:55am

@NS I am not against western civilization but Pakistanis should be proud of their heritage and culture. Copying westerners in every aspect of social structure is wrong and counter productive.

ali ahmed Dec 02, 2015 11:24am

oh , what a fashion.Can't understand ,whats wrong with these peoples ??

jawad Dec 02, 2015 11:26am

@wshaikh ...this is not western you should have seen pakistan in 60s and 70s this fashion is brought back from that era.

lafanga Dec 02, 2015 06:45pm

Only .00001% of Pakistani population wears these clothes and all of them are present on the catwalk.

Seedoo Dec 02, 2015 07:12pm

@Shah Sahab Because dark complexion is pretty. After being ruled by the British for over 150 years, Pakistanis like you have been brainwashed into thinking that only white skin is beautiful. Go to the west and see what women do over their to get themselves looking dark.

Gillani Dec 02, 2015 09:55pm

Elegant

Aa2544 Dec 02, 2015 10:48pm

The developing world's obsession with western culture would eventually take the world to a uni-culture, whereby the whole world would be following Western culture, and i am sure that world would be too boring to live in, lucky us enjoying all this variety

MS Dec 03, 2015 04:16pm

@Shah Sahab,

Can't say any thing wrong with dark complexion but your statement sure reflect inferiority complex.

Erudite Dec 03, 2015 07:46pm

Culture of the most powerful civilization prevail, as it becomes the symbol of power. @NS...you look insecure,take care @shah sahab...that's related to the climatic conditions prevailing in this geographic region.