Vintage Shawls by Komal Nasir
Let us appreciate the beauty of this time of the year when winter has kicked in and with this weather; Lahore has a plethora of activities to offer and explore including the rolling of the wedding season in later part of the year. Wrapping up in warm layers of jumpers, knits and scarves; there has been a growing need and constant demand for winter shawls which have become a style statement now. If you wish to give a boost to your wardrobe this season, just take a cue from Komal Nasir’s latest winter range of eye popping, vibrant colour palette shawls lined with jamawar and silk.
With a variety of styling options in her collection ranging from ponchos and capes that can be belted around the waist or paired with the trendy palazzos or one can either spice them up a classic outfit with one- of -her kind hand embellished pieces that we are swooning over. “These hand-woven multicoloured shawls, dyed with natural vegetable colours are light weight while some also feature innovative embellishments in the form of matte and silk embroidered fully worked upon with many fabric options such as floral inspired silk and woolen shawls, with an integration of bird and peacock motifs in katcha resham with some are kept in earthy tones to cater to all age groups,” Komal Nasir told.
“I feel that there is a definite vacuum in the market for the stuff that I have designed and in a way my work is inspired by our lost heritage and culture.” These shawls are a result of many days of hard work on each piece and are a perfect example of fine workmanship with a vintage look. “These are pieces of art which I am sure the consumers will enjoy wearing and keep in their wardrobes for many winters to come.”
There is always a room for such breathtaking statement pieces in one’s closet and this is precisely why her jaw dropping adorned shawls should be a must buy item for these chilly months. “I have kept the focus on the multi-tonal stoles and scarves for the younger lot and also included tissue pashmina for bridal wear,” she observed. We also love how she glammed it up even further with gota and marori work finishing. The designer has dabbled with a multitude of fabrics and played with textures to make the whole getup more interesting. The retro pieces have been created in quirky style scarves for individual preferences are also available. Collections on pure Khaddar, linen with 100% woolen Pashmina Shawls have been designed with unique hand embroidery that makes each shawl as one of a kind bespoke piece. Unaffordable for many as the price range hovers between Rs. 6,000 to 1,75,000 but the creative designer insists that her collection is all about intricate work with meticulous detailing.