Pakistan Fashion Extravaganza 2015 London recently kicked off amidst a glamourous event. The participating designers included much sought after names such as Umar Sayeed, Mehdi, Kuki Concepts, Madiha Gohar, Gul Jee, Saira Rizwan, Aliya Omar, Fia, Sidra Khalid, Faika Karim and Texheeb London. The splendid jewel pieces adorned by the models were provided by Sonali Creation. Ayesha Sana hosted the grand show which was followed by a special performance by Rafaqat Ali Khan. To add interest actress Fiza Ali gave a special appearance on the occasion.
All the collections were very royal and regal infused with eastern bridal trends. Floor-length drapes and long shirts were the show’s highlight in bright and bold hues. Red, maroon and golden and blue were the primary colours in most of the collections. The designs by Gul jee were based on a golden theme. Madiha Gohar emphasised on western cuts and techniques in most of her emsembles. The material used was mostly chiffons and nets with monochromatic tones as basic colours. Much attention was given to details on the outfits, yet they had a very multicultural feel and can be worn at formal or semi formal events.
As the name suggest, Tehxeeb’s collection stayed true to the roots -– with pieces representing long flowy shirts with ghagras or culottes. The ensembles were a mix of different vibrant hues with patchworks of embroideries.
Saira Rizwan on the other hand experimented with colours and fabrics. She used jamawar with tissue, chiffons and nets. The designs were a little different from the mainstream bridal joras. Saira Khalid showcased the current trend up to the notch. The dresses comprised of short shirts and jackets paired with tailored pants. Off whites with golden accents was the theme of Kuki concepts. They featured pastel hues in all their designs and an innovative tailor-made churidar with crystal and silver work was spotted as a fresh addition in the fashion exhibit. Mehdi’s collection was very traditional and extravagant, ending the showcase at a very promising note.