I always feel severely underdressed when I attend events that display Indian or Pakistani fashion. I feel I should give up straight away and hide in my box. The fashion, the hair, the detail is just so mind blowing, I can’t help but feel hypnotised.
This year’s Fashion Parade put forward some phenomenal work by designers: Aashni + Co presents Anamika Khanna, Hira Shah, Areeba Asif, Seher Tareen (Studio S), Syeda Amera, REMA, Rani Emaan, Rose Room Couture (also by Aashni + Co.), Jyoti Chandhok and Ali Xeeshan. The head wear was made exclusively for the show by the ever so talented Lisa Jayne Millinery. To be honest, I feel the florist, Zita Elze, needs a special separate mention as the floral arrangements were on a league of their own.
The fashion show itself seemed like a beautiful midsummer’s dream – the collection by Studio S was rather blunt about its Shakespearean influence. And when you weren’t reciting Hamlet in your head, you were bombarded by spectacular hand-made embroidery, colours and innovative cuts. It’s like my dream of attending Lahore or Lakmé Fashion Week came true and I didn’t even have to board an aircraft. Perhaps someday soon life will present an opportunity to see these fashion weeks in the flesh.
For now, I am grateful for the small glimpse into this world of next level beauty that Fashion Parade provided me with. Thank you for having me over.