Karachi-Pakistan’s premier and most anticipated Fashion Pakistan Week Winter Festive 2016 kicked off yesterday at a local hotel in Karachi. The prestigious platform unveiled a remarkable line-up of eight participating designer on day one.  Last night the event witnessed delightful collections of the best designers, which were giving a perfect blend of upcoming trends for the season and set a new fashion benchmarks.  The Grey carpet was a star-studded affair with who’s who of the entertainment giants, designers, actors, socialites and corporate giants. Like each year, this year again the shows were generally about high voltage glamour with television industry showstoppers.

The grey carpet was hosted by VJ Anoushey and she looked absolutely gorgeous in Maheen Karim’s outfit. The ramp had a distinct look by the great Gatsby and the models walked the ramp certainly exuded class that fit well with the theme.

The lineup for Day1 #FPW2016 was opened with an amazing collection of Amir Adnan followed by Maheen Karim, Mona Imran, Sonia Nazir; Urdu1 presents Kosem Sultan (Shamael Ansari & Amir Adnan), Suffuse by Sana Yasir, Jeem by Hamza Bokhari and HSY as summarized below.

 The ambience of the fashion week can be compared with any international events that are held in fashion capitals of the world. FPW has been promoting Pakistan’s rich culture and giving a worthy platform to the designers to showcase their talent and creativity. Here are some glimpses from day1 at FPW:

 

 

 

Maheen Karim - Tales of Vienna Woods

Second showcase for the evening was by Maheen Karim with a host of flawless soiree dresses and eclectic silhouettes. This collection brings out the intensity and confidence of the women of the Habsburg Empire while maintaining its elegant imperial regality.

 

 

 

Bridal Couture ‘Naurooz by Hamza Bokhari

Jeem by Hamza Bokhari showcased his Bridal Couture collection called “Naurooz” which was a collection inspired by forgotten Persian art by using a lot of miniature ceremonial references like pomegranates and stags on richer hand woven surfaces like brocades, hand loomed nets and velvets. Each outfit depicted a tale from a long lost Persian heritage. A lot of gold, magenta and mints were used to bring imageries to reality.

 

 

Urdu1 presents Kosem Sultan by

Shamael Ansari & Amir Adnan

Urdu1 presented Kosem Sultan by Shamael Ansari & Amir Adnan. which was a special segment by Urdu1 based on their upcoming blockbuster soap.

 

 

HSY collection titled Onyx

HSY is one designer to definitely look out for! However, this time he showcased his collection titled Onyx. The colour palette for the collection was entirely black. Actor Bilal Ashraf was the showstopper for the designer.

 

 

Bridal Showcase

by Suffuse

Suffuse by Sana Yasir’s collection ‘Freesia’ was all about a woman of class and elegance.  This collection personified a woman of noble lineage who is fond of her family history and heirlooms. She likes to stylize her entity in fusion with the modern trends. The capsule collection gave variation from ethnic embroideries, cutwork materials to exquisite crystal pearl jewel encrusted elements to give the European glamour blended in.

 

 

 

Mona Imran bridal collection tilted ‘Gold Rush’

 

Mona Imran showcased her new S/S 2016 bridal collection tilted “Gold Rush” at FPW 2016. For this accumulation MI mixed gold shading with various outline line, themes, cuts and fine weaving and close eye on each and every piece.

 

 

Bridal Showcase

by Sobia Nazir

Sobia Nazir’s collection consisted of luxury pret merged with tropical and baroque elements together for this collection. The color palette started with hues of beige and Olive green and went towards black and gold, with a total of 16 garments for FPW 16, she focused on baroque elements merged with tropical designs, a high class blend of vogue, elegance and comfort.

 

 

 

Amir Adnan –

The Way Forward

 

The show was opened by Amir Adnan focusing on extreme craftsmanship, showcasing. ‘The Way Forward’ that promises to be a game changing collection at Fashion Pakistan Week 2016.  For this collection, Amir Adnan moves forward with menswear and introduces an array of sleek black and regal hued fusion of western wear. With outfits ranging from tuxedos, signature cut jackets, linen shirts and statement ties, The Way Forward draws inspirations from a modern man that chooses to dress in a minimalist, yet classy manner.