One of the anticipated shows of the day, primarily because of the reason, I was wearing a replication of their pattern during FPW, since it wasn’t available in Karachi stores. Their overall embroidered kurtas have always been one of my favourites from what is available on the market. Bareeze MAN, possibly the only menswear in High Street section, showcased an impressive debut.
Bareeze Man did not disappoint at all. Hardly seeming like their debut outing, Bareeze’s impressive presentation focused on reinstating their brand’s identity with a certain pizzazz while taking on the international key trends. Taking inspiration from the motorcycle gear, many of the models walked out with helmets along with the ensembles that included a range of motorcycle jackets, coats, waistcoats and a jumpsuit. While doing so, they also included a range of easternwear that included sherwanis, and kurtas, punctuated through the show acceting the browns and olives with sharp colors but never sort of looking out of place except for a couple of occasions. Using suede, leather, cotton and linen as major fabrics, their summer calling was pretty much on mark with graduation towards mild autumns. Quilted waistcoats and coats, patched (quilted and color blocked pants), the laser cut leather details, camouflage pattern..also made an appearance on the ramp. Also they were the other one, apart from Ali Xeshaan, to showcase the trenchcoat/sherwani hybrid.
While it was possibly the contender for best High Street presentation throughout the fashion week, a minor gripe that I had was that I felt that the suits were sort of a misfit in a collection. True that there was no tie, but still linen suits, as good as they were and I would definitely like to own one of them, with that vibe, they sorta felt out of place. True that in your debut show, you would want to showcase your strengths, but like the inclusion of leather in some eastern formals like bandhgalas and waistcoats, some sporty detail could have been included to make the connection. Also the camo pants with that jacket did not gel well for me. A major complaint that most of these are not sent to other cities. Agreed that there is a limited number of people who will wear many of these, say the jumpsuit, then a way needs to be developed.Kokab Alvi, the designer, better send them to stores in Karachi, or else I am going to haunt him…I need some … strike that… many of outfits from this collection…
The only other thing about presentation I had was that the models were sent out one after the other rather too quickly before one could get over the previous outfit.
Where do I start with what I like… The laser cut leather waistcoat was an instant love and shot right up to my lust list. Love Love Loveeeed it. The bandhgala with lasercut hem patch was another fav, the quilted patch pants, the high waisted pants were must buys, the linen jumpsuit (even though I have similar pattern), the quilted coat with camo print pants (though I wouldn’t sport that look myself it was a pretty good complete look). Also I loved the styling with leather toms and the blue laced boots.