Nauman Arfeen has been known for his well tailored, safe but nicely made, menswear that he has been showcasing in the past. His blue and brown concoction, titled HAUTE AFTER DARK was the latest offering from the designer’s stable. Inspired by Persian Pickle art, the persian paisley makes an appearance on the ramp.
The sole menswear collection of the fashion week, Nauman Arfeen presented a visually compact collection by resorting to just two colors. Usually the one to delve in subcontinental silhouettes, this time around along with sherwanis, waistcoats and kurtas, he also presented a range of jackets for men. Also introducing a range of leather bags and shoes, Naushemian’s presentation was clean and non fussy. There were quilted jackets, cowled kurtas, variations of streamlined kurtas. The self woven fabric and self colored embroidery helped the collection appeal to the average Pakistani man. What I loved were the range of pants from jodhpur-churidaar hybrid, the drainpipe churidaars, the perfectly fit straight pajama and the tailored pants all made it to my fav list. Also a front short back long kurta was an interesting take to see in menswear. The outfits were paired with leather and fur bags, cross body bags and brief cases. A tiny detail to note were circular earring for men. I wonder if i can get them and pull em off… hmm *worth a try*. He also brought forth Deepak Perwani and HSY as showstoppers.
However there were some odd shaped pajama that enhanced the pelvic region quite circularly and moving to being super skinny and the only womenswear ensemble seemed a bit forced.
Note: The post has been displayed in such a way because I felt it would be interesting to have alternate colored pieces all together.
*Images courtesy Tapu Javeri and his team