New Delhi, Nov 26 (UNI) A fine blend of fashion, glamour, poetry, music, art and sculpture was on show at the Civil Lines here last evening.
Organised by Frazer and Haws (F&H), an international accessory brand at their workshop, the show titled "from metro to retro to hetero", had the invitees arriving at the venue after a ride in the capital's state-of-the-art metro train and then on a horse-drawn buggy.
The show was kicked off with soulful Sufi poetry of Murad Ali.
He managed to convey deep-felt pathos in his distinct style.
Then came a fashion show of the creations of Pakistani designers Shamaeel Zehra Kamal and Happy Qamar. They were displaying their work in the capital for the first time.
The collection comprised exclusive sarongs, camisoles, chic pantaloons, jewel tone jackets, richly-ornamented long coats, constellations of sequins, feather trimmed and embroidered straight jeans.
Dealing with a combination of multi-fabrics like suede, chenille, denim and silks, the designers have aimed at fusing east with the west, leisure and decadence.
"My collections are always different and exclusive, because every two months I come up with new designs. With this show, I am now open to sell my designer outfits in India," Shameel said, adding that they have come back to the fashion industry after a decade-long hiatus.
Shamaeel's works are mostly in bridalwear, couture and pret collections in "salmon and off-white colours". She says, "every designer is known for a specific colour, so I have these colours." A musical note on love talk of Radha Krishna was presented by Ustad Nizam Khan, son of famous Sarangi player Ustad Nasir Ahmed Khan, who sang all the bhajans in a Sufi style.
Charcoal artwork by F&H CEO Chanda Narang along with F&H silverware and famous photographer David de Souza's works centering on the theme of 'woman' were also on display and sale.