When you get to know that Maheen Khan is showing, you are bound to expect a brilliant fashion presentation. And that is exactly what she delivered. Inspired by the birds, Maheen Khan’s collection was effortlessly chic, contemporary and wearable. Maheen’s immaculate execution of the ensembles was divine to say the least. With the years of experience behind her one can expect her to deliver every time bringing forth a collection that is better than the last. Minimal, the collection taking its inspiration from exotic and rare birds had seperates that were easy on the eye. Maheen’s clothes were the stars as soon as they stepped out on the ramp and set out a brilliant start to the Fashion Pakistan Week
Embodying everything that is Maheen, the collection boasted of a variety of materials from jersey, chiffons, and silks. Flawless and I mean FLAWLESS in construction, there was not a pucker in sight As usual the color palette was mature and sensitive with pops of colors accented at occassions throughout the presentation. Maheen understands the need to evolve with time yet keeping the classic elegance intact and thats exactly what you get from her collection. The silhouettes ranged from tunics, shift tops, palazzos, caged top, churidaars, printed tops to a draped gown and sari. Trending on sheer, layering and print on print, Maheen’s collection was as elegant as it gets.
The scallops prints (loved ’em) in colors as well as white, the drapes and well as the birds prints translated the inspiration of birds seamlessly and one could easily see it without it being in your face. Accessorized perfectly with headdresses, she added just the right amount of needed quirk through the styling. I also love the fact that everytime she gets her team to walk with her and this time it was no different. Sarah Anees (the head designer and my mentor while my stint at Amir Adnan 🙂 .. was so happy to see her out there) and Arij Hashmi walked the walk 😉 along with Maheen.
From this subtle and minimal collection my picks were: this simply done chic beige draped knee length tunic that echoed Maheen, the navy blue pants with yellow print paired with yellow printed top was absolute fun, the black Sari, loved the knot blouse that fit the model to a T, the caged top and the white birds printed straight top with assymetrical hemline which had these huge birds upfront in flight with printed back.
*Images courtesy Kashif Rashid