Pakistan designers present spectacular preview

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Mumbai, Oct 14 (UNI) It was a show of pomp, glitz and glamour on the second day of the Lakme Fashion Week here at the NCPA with Pakistan showcasing garments of leading designers Sonya Battla and Hassan Sheheryar Yasin.

Sonya and Hassan are known for their stylishly crafted garments, which reflect their country's sensibilities blended beautifully with western silhouettes. The fabrics were a mix of traditional bandhani and contemporary chiffon, silk and georgette along with rustic hand-woven cotton.

The event was a preview of the first Pakistan Fashion Week, that would be held in Lahore from November 5-8 at the Royal Palm Golf and Country Club. At the second Pakistan Fashion Week in 2008, Indian designers in collaboration with the Lakme Fashion Week would be invited to display their collections.

From the opening long shaded crepe ornate gown, the mood was set for a line of creations that was a mix of eastern and western glamour. Men's wear had a few trendy jackets, as well as long regal sherwanis embroidered with peacock motifs, kurtas with traditional embellishments and tunics with beaded tassel work.

Women's wear ranged from long sensuous gowns with ornate necklines, chiffon halter dresses, stylish bundgalas teamed with layered palazzos, glamorous tunics worn with calf length capris, a vibrant poncho and mini skirt, red geometric embroidered jackets with beige chiffon shararas and then moved onto glittering sequined minis, Charleston dresses and even a pair of skinny rhinestone splashed denim jeans.

The two saris in the show were designed with bandhani reflecting a rich embroidery.

The fashion show revealed the beauty of Pakistan in the most dazzling manner leaving the Indian audience spellbound at the neighbouring country's couture creations.


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