Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Fashion Shows

Asifa & Nabeel's Collection at PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week Karachi 2010

Day 2 of PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week 2010 started with great excitement. The day opened with music icons Shahzad Roy and Hadiqa Kiyani walking the ramp for Asifa & Nabeel’s collection “Romulus”. The Lahore based designer duo’s collection was divided into two parts; one that showed self assurance and the other that showed a pleasant surprise with a decorative element. Beautifully created, the prints were a whirlwind of light and dark colours draping symmetrically in the silhouette. This collection for women was a blend of chiffons and silkswith Swarovskies, Zardozi and Beads.

Talking about their participation in the second PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week the duo said “We are very glad to be a part of the Sunsilk fashion week being held in Karachi .The chair person Sehyr Saigol has put in all her energy to make it an event to be remembered. PFDC has incorporated many big players who will support and facilitate the process, and big business is exactly what fashion is supposed to be.”

The label Asifa & Nabeel has been established for the past 13 years and is well renowned and respected for theirPrêt-à-porter, Haute Couture and Bridal lines they also participated their dresses in charity show called “Fashion Gives Back” in which the Fashion Week with many other designers featuring live music from the famous band “Fuzon”. The brand currently retails across 3 of Pakistan’s major cities as well as to an international clientele. Indeed their signature style is found in their flamboyant use of diverse fabrics and unique interplay of colors and cuts. The previous Fashion Week showcased Asifa & Nabeel’s formal womenswear collection. Based in pure fabrics including chiffons and silks with fusion silhouettes, their collection reflects an amalgamation of vibrant embroidery inspired by the Kalash and Kafiristani aesthetic.

This collection also drew from the Russian painter and graphic artist Wassily Kandinksy’s painting ‘Composition VII’ in which an oval seems almost the eye of a compositional hurricane, surrounded by swirling masses of color and form which according to Art scholars, feels like an operatic outburst of pure painting. Traditional Pakistani threadwork and stones along with Dabka and Zardozi work were seen in this collection.

Complete Collection

Source: Fashion Central

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