Maheen Karim’s Paradise titled collection could very well be a blend of luxury and resort wear combined. With fresh colors and digital prints, Maheen’s collection could easily be pictured at a resort party. I would not be surprised to see any one of them snagged up by the ladies for this summer.
Jumpsuits, gowns, seperates and dresses were what comprised of Ms. Karim’s collection. While many of the garments had ample use of embroidery, its the prints where Maheen Karim made an impact through her collection. Using hues of green, blue, oranges, yellow, deep maroons, and magenta, the digital prints splashed onto the silks were a visual treat on the runway. The abstractions and the dip dye effects were perfect for a summer outing at a resort. Loved almost everyone of them. The good part was that the silhouettes were kept simple bringing the prints in the limelight.
Where Maheen Karim made splashes, literally, with her prints, she faltered at incorporating embroideries at many occasions. While these silhouettes have been seen under embroidered effect, Maheen failed to do so in an aesthetic way. While it wasn’t really an epic failed attempt as it worked on a black jacket, others did not succeed in coming through. Sometimes, and that happens with many artists and designers, that they need to step back from their work and give it an external look in order to edit it so that they may not overwork their garments.