Believe me when I say it: people who do not like shopping for clothes exist. We like coming up with the best outfit in our heads but it never reaches execution or even test wear. We would love it if someone can get those out our imagination and bring them to reality. Well, some designers did the job at Hum Showcase SS19.
When you think of fashion weeks, it is usually a hoopla of unwearable high-fashion way too out there and restricted to the ramp. How many times have you ever seen Sadaf Kanwal walking down the ramp looking like Aphrodite herself and caught yourself thinking ‘hey, I can pull this off.’ Let me tell: never.
Zaheer Abbas’s Conceptuelle
What we love about Zaheer Abbas is the minimalism in his design. You don’t need to put tons of embellishments on a shirt and call it art. Setting the bar way too high for everyone else, Abbas mixed a classic autumn palette with pleated fabric and ballooning sleeves and we are just totally drooling over it. We are talking belts and frills and monotone outfits, contrasts you hardly see in local couture.
Zonia Anwar’s Reverdie
Anwar might as well call it the classic bridesmaid collection. Pretty pastels, floral and summery are the words we will use to describe Anwar’s Reverdie. Nothing out there and unwearable, Zonia paired prints with plains; a classic move.
Image’s The Return
Well, they said it! It is the return of short kameez and baggy shalwars. Image showcased loads of white, elegant self-print outfits with a hint of gold. It may not be the boldest of collection, but we are guessing Image may become responsible for the ultimate return of patyalla shalwars.
Rizwan Beyg’s Pearl-Essence
Is this Rizwan Beyg’s best collection? We think, yes! Can’t emphasize how much we loved it. White was certainly the popular choice among the designers this time around. With embossed texture and white embellishments on luxurious ivory cloth, Beyg brought out the collection absolutely fit for royalty.
Khaadi Khas’s ‘Gypsy’
Khaadi Khas is known for being a brand for modern day women. The entire collection, though slightly heavy on the pocket, is totally wearable by everyone. You had to be there for it but Khaadi Khas totally stole the show on Day 3. With no showstopper or even any rep from Khaadi showing up on the ramp, every model wearing Gypsy walked down with deafening applause.
We also loved Emraan Rajput’s all-white collection called The Marquis. Munib Nawaz put on quite a show with a series of showstoppers – we are talking the cast and the makers of film Chhalawa: Mehwish Hayat, Azfar Rehman, Zara Noor Abbas and Asad Siddiqui, Wajahat Rauf and Shazia Wajahat. 9Lines and Outfitters upped the socially aware lines with Pop Kitschry and The Conversation, respectively. Another attention grabber was Deepak & Fahad’s Markhor, an endangered species and also the national animal of this nation. Here you go, our top picks form Hum Showcase SS19.