Fashion DNA Pakistan autumn/winter 2017 collection catwalk show for LFWLondon Fashion Week AW17
Fashion DNA: Pakistan showcased a selection of the nation’s most talented designers, who all injected elements of the country’s rich and colourful culture into their collections.
Jeem created gowns fit for a princess; a beautiful royal blue cape adorned with an embroidered exotic bird wowed the audience. Oriental touches of beaded floral embroidery were applied to teal and other jewel tones. One stand-out piece was a stunning one-sleeved emerald green velvet dress with a sweeping skirt.
On the other hand, Sonya Battla took a softer approach, choosing a colour palette of cream and royal blue. The duo were the basis for light and airy kaftans, tie-dye trousers and gypsy dresses, all with relaxed shapes.
Meanwhile, Zuria Dor created a number of ice blue gowns reminiscent of Dior but which still drew inspiration from the decadence of Pakistan. Tulle skirts gave the collection a fairytale feel, whilst the shoulders of a deepened blue dress were clasped by heavy crystal silver embellishment.
There were dogtooth trousers and a blazer at Munib Nawaz with the subtlest of shimmers. The mostly menswear pieces were a collection of dandy pieces, including one smart suit in an aubergine paisley print. Meanwhile, the circular mirrored embellishment on a womenswear jacket offered a glimpse of femininity to the regal affair.
At Gulabo, an array of coloured prints were the canvas for a range of technicolour dreamcoat dresses. Dense floral prints on silky kaftans invited us to go island-hopping on a tropical vacation. A navy velvet collar sat on the shoulders of a silk duster jacket, cinched-in by a red belt to create a feminine silhouette.
Finally, the Pinktree Company evoked traditional Pakistani dress elements; gigantic gold nose rings attached to an earring through chains, whilst a fuchsia duster coat with gold embellishment swished as the model moved. Majestic jewel tones were shown across a range of designs, including one jade green semi sheer flapper dress.
Photos: Amy Smith
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