Fashion Pakistan Week – Winter Festive 2015 Day 2

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FPW15 - Day 2Day 2 saw another slew of designers putting forth a show for the evening. Of these only two came up trumps by staying true to their aesthetics. While we saw many bridals, a couple of brands also showcased pret a porter for the wedding season giving the much needed break from the usual desi wedding options.

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Fashion Pakistan Week – Winter Festive 2015 Day 1

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Kicking things off on Day 1, Fashion Pakistan Week begun with the usual fervor with designers, Shehla Chatoor, Sania Maskatiya, Gulabo, Ayesha Hashwani, Tena Durrani, Hisham Malik and Sana Safinaz  showcasing their luxury and high end collections.


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A Formal Affair

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Photography by Marcos David

I’M WEARNG: Button Up Shirt (yd.) / Vest ( Face IT) / Pants (Yellow) / Belt (Levis) / Boots (asos) / Ring(flea market)

For some with wild or longer hair as mine, going formal in an attire becomes a sort of a nightmarish task. We tend to look like a cross between count dracula and mad men rolled into one. However one needs to accept the hair as they are without trying too hard to tame them down (yes it takes a lot of time to make peace with wild hair with a mind of their own). Doing so provides what you wear with a perfect contrast to clean lines making you not go a bit too overboard. It is dapper in its own way. Pairing a darker tone of a blue with a tiny paisley print with a vest works within this look. A tiny print over a formal color like blue makes for a perfect alternative than the usual corporate stripes and checks and this shirt from yd. fitted the bill. Vest is a sort of must-have for those living in hot climates and want to avoid going the suit-route. Vest adds a formal dimension and elevates the look. I usually prefer my sleeves rolled up, but go ahead and button them all the way down (maybe I should try that!! food for thought). Blue and brown always works… its like one of those classic combinations and chinos are a perfect alternative to dress pants. Rounding off the look with classic black boots from ASOS and you are pretty much ready to roll. A ring or a watch ( i still have to find the perfect watch to suit me) finishes this look just right. You don’t need to break new grounds for a well styled look.