Just when you thought truck art was redundant and nothing more could be done to it, Yahsir Waheed, springs up a pleasant surprise with his take on one of the most vernacular arts of the region. The collection aptly titled ‘ Ai No Corrida’ meaning realm of senses, was a visual treat on the runway. A fresh take towards truck art, Yahsir Waheed showed off what happens when the master takes centre stage.
Yasir Waheed’s fresh take towards truck art resulted in a multitude of abstract and fun prints which carried off elements of the art, yet were done in an artful manner. The colors ranged from lime, oranges, pinks, blues, whites and blacks. Using cotton, linen, chiffon and silk, a multitude of silhouettes and shapes comprised up of this collection. There were summer jackets, jumpsuits, dresses, pant suits, hoodie tops and separates. He also showed some pieces which played upon the sheer trend with just the right amount of black on black bling, with the colourful print underneath.
Producing a hip and fun collection, Yahsir Waheed proved that you can take a similar source of inspiration and do a brilliant presentation if you have fresh ideas and do an interesting spin on it. That’s why, from what I have heard, he is a good teacher too. My picks from his collection was this black and pink digital print dress, The eye print that was so masterfully done to convey the ‘dekh magar pyaar se’ line without the text, the abstract orange ripple with black offcentre geometric print dress, the pink hoodie top, and the layered jumpsuit with eyes peeking in through the sheer black over the print.
*Image courtesy Faisal Farooqui and his team at Dragonfly