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Fashion Pakistan Week 2017 – hits and misses

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Fashion scene in Pakistan needs a bit of a rejuvenation since the designers are producing a lot of same ol same ol. Designers need to understand that people are going to wear with what options they are presented with and thus need to reassess what their presentations are consisting of. Innovation, creativity and commerce all need to come together. While some made a splash at this season”s Fashion Pakistan Week 2017, some failed to do so.

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Menswear at AIFWSS17

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One of the most underrated markets at these fashion weeks are the menswear, thankfully, we did manage to have quite a few shows during the fashion week but there have to more with regards to that,

DHRUV VAISH
Keeping it simple and clean, what stood out in Druv Vaish were his fun prints especially the multi color horizontal lines. Furthermore I loved the diagonal lines within looks with the cross over Read the rest of this entry »

Weave Magic

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One of the most fun things that I as a textile designer and a fashion designer get to see at Indian fashion weeks is a designers from India do well is the exploration of cotton based hand weaves and handloomed fabrics, something the Pakistani counterparts need to learn. While one may see Maheen Khan venture into Banarsi fabric and running brilliantly with it, the examples are few and far in between. At AIFW fashion week,one got to see an array of designers exploring organic cotton weaves and playing them into different aesthetics

IKAI by Ragini Ahuja
Using Mesopotamia as her starting point, Ragini Ahuja made smart choices keeping it urban and chic with simple silhouettes. Sheer overlays and jackets with Mesopotamian art were smart. In rich autumnal and earthy tones Read the rest of this entry »

Day 4 – MBFWA ’16

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Ever since I have been in Australia, I have noticed this certain commercial australian aesthetic in fashion. Day 4 had quite a few of these with KITX and C/MEO Collective made their debut with with such sensibility, catering to those masses and identifying with that Australian aesthetic which is chic, minimal and relaxed, something that is very important for designers to showcase to buyers is their retail strengths. However Day 4 was mostly dominated by shows that defied the social conventions as well going down the rebellious route. Subtlety was not their favorite word, where they were armed with quirky fun and statement design pieces. The whole day seemed like a constant battle of sorts between retail vs rebels.. hehe

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TEA PARTY AT ROMANCE WAS BORN
Over the years Romance Was Born has gone bold, brazen and unapologetically over the top while retaining the same amount of crazy juxtaposition of element in their retail trickle down lines. However they do sometimes go a bit too OTT leaving it a bit gimmicky and this show had a few of those moments resulting in a few misses Read the rest of this entry »

Day 3 – MBFWA 16

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The third day brought in quite a bit of color within the fashion week and the vibrant kind we associate with resort. From chic monochromes to girly patterns to some very cool conceptual and organic collections, Day 3 saw quite the variety and range of outfits on the runway…

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MANNING CARTELL
The morning of third day, the harbour bridge and Opera House provided the perfect setting and time for Manning Cartell’s off site presentation. The designer opting for a cheery color palette for the resort collection presented a layered yet breezy collection that surely set the very relaxed chic mood for the collection. The same colored separates, jackets paired with slinky dresses Read the rest of this entry »

Day 2 – MBFW 16

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The second day did manage to hit quite the mark on the resort vibe with something that we are familiar of the season. Relaxed outings to some body con dresses ending with Dion Lee’s impressive presentation. From important business decisions to commercial concepts to evolutions, Day 2 was pretty interesting and safe at the same time to say the least…

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THE RESORT-FUL GINGER AND SMART
With their latest collection, the sisters Alexandra and Genevieve Smart prove that no one knows their clientele better than them. Their collection of monochrome and champange punctuated with blues and prints, was laced with fringes, sheer and slinky layers. Resorting to their signature chic silhouettes, Read the rest of this entry »

13. Links à la Mode Feature

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I love a good How-To.  Usually I’m searching the world wide web for instruction on dry brushing, making eco friendly cleaning supplies, or cutting a pomegranate.  Have you seen that one?!

So, I was captivated by all the fashion How To’s this week.  IFB bloggers showed how to style scarves, striped pants, chokers, metallics, and flash tattoos,  just to name a few.  Through all of that, summer continued to be a strong theme with music playlists, vacation travel logs, and reviews of concert wear and museum sneakers.

 

Links à la Mode, July 9

SPONSOR: Shopbop sale, Yummie, Fuzzi, Private Party, Boho jeans, Sweater Dresses, Standard Issue, Men’s Marni, Doucal’s, Tarin Thomas, gold clutches, chiffon blouses

Five Ways to rock Striped Pants

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Striped pants are fun. With LCM and Pitti Umo, where many designers presented printed menswear, printed pants still elude many of the usual everyday guy who still likes to stick to his basics. It is not everyday that you get see men sporting something as graphic as black and white striped pants. Recently when JOSHUA MILTON, a friend of mine and a blogger, recently sported striped pants, I instantly hit off on the idea of doing multiple ways to style this graphic wonder. While I love the monochrome look of pairing these with black, there are still a number of ways that these pair of elusive pants can be styled…

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Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia Day 2

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Ethereal Romance   – Michael Lo Sordo
The ethereal collection presented by Michael Lo Sordo could best be described as the subtle romance of epic proportions at best. Draped as well as structured, his dresses were of overblown proportion. But for the designer, the genius lied in the details. The micro pleating Read the rest of this entry »

Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia Day 1

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I know, I know… Apologies are in order and this review long overdue.. but man!! Masters ain’t easy. And projects, internship and personal dramas tend to keep me quite on my toes and busy busy therefore I wasn’t able to give the kind of time I would like to writing. For those who know me, I would rather not put out anything, than to put a sub standard or just skimming through review just because I have to do a post… doesn’t quite really work for me. A big shoutout to those people who have been keeping tabs on me and the blog and my shenanigans on Twitter, facebook and Instagram… hearing me complain, whine but enjoying my work..Thank You. Also I would like to mention people who email me for fashion advice.. I love getting your questions and suggestions on what you would like to see from me!! 🙂 Always

Laid Back Glam   – ELLERY
Ellery put on quite the opening act for MBFWA 15 to start with. Smart layering was the word for night for designer Kym Ellery who showed off her deft hand at construction of breezy silhouettes while layering them without becoming overwhelming. Read the rest of this entry »