Karachi(Cliff News)The glitz and glam of Fashion Pakistan Week 2019 Winter/Festive continued on Thursday, 24th October at the grandly appointed Beach Luxury Hotel in Karachi. With 15 designers remaining to showcase their latest semi-formal, formal and bridal collections, seven of them displayed their stellar designs on Day 2 leaving fashion enthusiasts wanting more on the third and last day of the showing.The evening opened with Stella Jean, a Haitian-Italian designer who works in Rome and is considered to be Giorgio Armani’s protégé. Highlighted by the New York Times as the most convincing of all the New Gen designers in Milan, there was much to look forward to as she unveiled her collection ‘Laboratorio Delle Nazioni’ meaning an Italian-Pakistan bridge which was a multicultural collaboration with the local artisans of Chitral, Gilgit and Hunza. Following that was an energetic fashion display by Humayun Alamgir with his collection, ‘Style Mara Tou Darna Kya’ that highlighted the bold, flamboyant designs needed in fashion. The Pink Tree Company showcased, ‘Color in Technicolor’ which was an homage to old movies and the nostalgia that comes with it. Zuria Dor continued the bold take on fashion with ‘Centre of Gravity’, which was a mix of craftsmanship and the artistry of couture on rich, pure fabrics.Fifth designer of the night, Zellbury brought to the ramp their collection ‘Shahi Rendezvous’ which was a 21st century take on the bright flora and fauna of Mughal Art, with an emphasis on inclusivity and independent women. Splash showcased a global ‘Streetwear’ trend with their vibrant, funky, young designs perfect for the trend-following fashionistas. Fashion maestro, Maheen Khan closed the evening with a breathtaking collection titled ‘Something old something new something borrowed something not so blue’ showcasing the intricacy of designs and bold colors perfect for the Winter season. The make-up maestro Nabila from N-Pro and N-Gents, styled the models and showstoppers with her signature finesse and style.
Celebrity showstoppers ramped up the style quotient, starting off with Karishma Ali for Stella Jean followed by the dapper boys; Shehzad Sheikh, Agha Ali, Fahad Mirza, Ali Safina and Asad Siddiqui for Humayun Alamgir, Navin Waqar for Pink Tree Company, Hina Altaf for Zellbury and Areeba Habib for Maheen Khan’s sumptuous closing.Prior to the show, the purple carpet was abuzz with celebrities, media, stars and fashionistas clicking up a storm, many of whom were seen at the Physiogel booth striking a pose, showing how Physiogel Confident they are. The stylish and light-hearted actor, Ali Safina engaged the audience in conversations revolving around fashion, their personal style, beautiful skin, and the who’s who of fashion. Many also experienced the chocolatey indulgence at the glamorously decked up Chocolatto booth, ultimately walking away with picture perfect moments and decadent desserts.Many prominent personalities attended day two, including Momal Sheikh, Khalid Malik, Zara Noor Abbas, Sarwat Gilani and many Embassy Consulates including The US CG Robert Silberstein, German Consul General Eugen Wollfarth, Italian Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvoste with his wife Lidia Pontecorvoste, Mike Nithavarnkis from the UK Embassy, key TDAP members and Zahir Rahimtoola amongst others.“Fashion Pakistan Council is proud to present a three-day fashion extravaganza and there is definitely much to look forward to at this year’s Fashion Pakistan Week Winter/Festive. We have a perfect mix of many known, upcoming designers from across Pakistan and an international designer, Stella Jean showcasing their creativity in breath-taking ensembles while setting the perfect trends for the season,” said Deepak Perwani, Chairperson of Fashion Pakistan Council.The night would not have been as seamless, without the help of Fashion Pakistan Week’s numerous partners. Fashion Pakistan as the producer of the three-day event, Nubain Ali as the show director, Production 021 as the official event management partner, Nabila and N-Gents as the official stylist, TV-One as the official media partner and Radio FM91 as the radio partner in order to get a nation-wide coverage of greater magnitude. The renowned skincare brand, Physiogel as the official red carpet sponsor. Faisal Farooqui as the official photographer, J. by Junaid Jamshed as the official fragrance partner, and Samsonite as the official luggage partner. foodpanda as the official backstage food partner, Pakola, as the official beverage partner, Bisconni Chocolatto as the snack partner with Red Bull as official energy drink partner and Talking Point as the official PR and Digital partner.