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Fashion show opens at Expo Pakistan

October 05, 2012

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KARACHI, Oct 5: Amin Gulgee’s river-inspired sculptures opened for show at the two-day fashion presentation held under the aegis of the Trade Development Authority of Pakistan, a part of the ongoing Expo Pakistan, on Thursday night.

Amin Gulgee presented sculpted metal bustiers and hammered necklaces shaped like leaves, metal and glass chokers, as well as helmets worn by some of the male models in silver and bronze. His presentation was followed by a collection by Maxco – a company displaying ready-to-wear western garments with slimmed-down silhouettes and an affinity towards the ‘military chic’ style.

Adnan Pardesy’s collection for working women displayed bold colours including black, deep red, green and beige. The clothes had long and flowing hemlines matched by a pair of chooridar pajamas. It was practical, elegant and very wearable.

Perhaps the most disconnected collection of the evening was by Nova Leather, designed by Ayesha Tahir Masood. The models walked down the ramp sporting short, chic dresses, jackets and knee-length boots in various colours of dyed leather – but none of the clothes seemed to target the average Pakistani woman or even seemed suitable for the Pakistani climate.

Samar Mehdi played with colour blocking in her collection. She used a lot of metallic colours mixed with a parrot green, brown, navy blue and cream, and many of her clothes were layered.

The fashion presentation ended with a collection by one of Pakistan’s most celebrated designers, Sonya Battla. Her collection had a colour palette familiar to her fashion signature: deep red, cream and brown, among others. Showing her skill and her characteristic finesse, her garments flowed beautifully on the ramp.

She also displayed a heavily pleated Patiala shalwar underneath a short-length shirt, perhaps signalling that it is time for hemlines to go short again.

The two-day fashion presentation has been organised by Tehmina Khalid. The hair and make up for women models was by Angie Marshall while Sajid provided for men. One of Pakistan’s most well known designers, Rizwan Beyg, choreographed the event.