Faiza Samee goes hip

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When a veteran like Faiza Samee takes, centre stage, one is bound to sit up and take notice of what she is going to present. With expectations of what she is known for, one partially expects what is in store, when the master throws in a pleasant surprise, telling one u still have a lot of facets to see of the designer. Inspired by the central Asian landscape and old world romance of Russia, Faiza Samee opened up the last day of the fashion week with her Spring Summer 2013 collection.

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With such rich inspirations, what one got to see were intricately detailed and developed prints, with influences from central Asian weaves and Russian chintz. What resulted in were fun, hip and sometimes eclectic clothes with the print on print juxtapositions going around. Playing with trend of stripes, sheer and prints, Faiza Samee’s collection had easy separates with a range of variety of tunics and tops paired with different shrugs, wraps and printed pants. The loose tunics contoured the body well without being too boxy, the laid back shrugs were uber stylish without being lazy. Not a seam out of place nor a stitch, the silhouettes were lean and accentuated the body. Apart from tops, she also showed some good variations of shalwars and lowers which included palazzos and cigarette pants.

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Faiza Samee 29-4-13 (468) The colors ranged from browns to different tones of blues with a good amount of purples, pinks and dark magentas. The easy separates could be easily combined with each other for anyone to create their own personal look from the collection. My picks included a sheer horizontal striped top, A black n white print on print look with a lazy shrug, two draped tops, one in stripes and other with a round hem. Also what caught my eye was this printed pair of tailored ciggies.

This was one pleasant opening to the last day of shows indicating some good things to come.

 
Faiza Samee 29-4-13 (677) *Images courtesy Faisal Farooqui and his team at Dragonfly

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