Winter Fashion Trends – Our Favourite Picks from FPW Autumn/Winter 2018
All eyes are on the winter fashion trends right now as the wedding season is upon us. The power-packed festive fashion week ended last month in Karachi giving fashion connoisseurs much to talk about. The show celebrated everything this season stands for in Pakistan; love, togetherness, stylish soirées, and most importantly, weddings! From the numerous breathtaking pieces presented by 14 fashion design houses during the fashion week, a few special ones caught my eye. The reason we had our hearts set on these outfits is particularly because of their high functionality – not only can you wear these to a wedding, but all the other events leading up to it. From beach dholki’s to musical nights, and the many dinner parties, these pieces have you covered. Here is how you can bring your style A game this winter.
This cut adds oomph to a solid dull winter hue. Set in a rich fabric with silver sequins and a zig-zag hemline, this kaftan can be a wardrobe classic that will never go out of style. Pair it with pearls to exuberate dinner party-elegance or turn up the glamour quotient by taking out your favourite diamonds. Play with bold accessories, like in deep blue, emerald and ruby colours, against this neutral shade to stand out. Visit Zainab Chottani for more.
Personal favourite detail: That gorgeous embellished hem.
Maheen is known for her deep understanding of colours. We particularly like how she plays with two hues so different from one another and successfully places them within a frame. Her collection this fashion week had some very interesting and flattering cuts, among those was this Grecian-inspired drape dress. Executing techniques like cutdana embroidery in western silhouettes, the designer has outdone herself yet again. Notice how these upbeat colours would fit into the cold breeze and are perfect for summers as well. Since this is a power dress on its own, pair it with complementing subtle and delicate accessories. Visit Maheen Karim for more.
Personal favourite element: Colour blocking.
With most bridal dresses making use of pastels and metallic shades, this one spoke volumes for its sheer richness of hue. Red and gold details magically fused and translated into a traditional yet powerful showcase on the ramp, and it is easy to see why that would be a win. The strength of this outfit lies in its great fit. The colour speaks for itself, needing little to no help from innovative cuts, heavy embroidery or statement accessories. Add a gold dupatta and let your hair down for a night full of fun. Want to wear your hair in a sleek tie? Go with statement earrings like the ones we styled here by Nazneen Tariq. Visit Aamna Aqeel for more.
Personal favourite element: The hint of androgyny.
The Pink Tree Company
I think the selling point of these designs are the soft, textured dupattas paired with A-line silhouettes and soft, powder colours. Even though The Pink Tree stick to what they do best, this collection felt like a breath of fresh air. With combinations of mixed fabrics, from rich velvets and luxe organzas and the detailing not too over-enhanced, this piece won my heart. You get a chance to go all out traditional with this dress; think jhumkas, polki jewellery, gota accessories and the likes. Break this look down into separates and pair them with matching and contrasting separates all year round. This one will definitely add value to your wardrobe. Visit The Pink Tree Company for more.
Personal favourite element: The versatility of fabrics.
Photography: Kohi Marri
Models: Fatima Zara Mallick and Komal Malik
Hira Qureshi holds an honours degree in fashion and design, and has always aspired to contribute to a platform that encourages young writers. A hopeless romantic at heart, Hira’s goals for the next year include getting a zumba certification and a body like Priyanka Chopra!