[Lahore: 24 February 2010] Following the success of the House of Kamiar Rokni’s prêt a porter and haute couture collections entitled ‘East, West, North, South’ at the PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week, the design house has been invited to showcase 15 contemporary pieces in a group show at the coveted Paris Fashion Week between March 05 – 10 2010. Kamiar Rokni will be sharing the ramp with Ja.Su.Ma, Lot 78, Mauvette Philips , Nonoo Lyons , Payal Jain , By Walid , Mechante of London, SOA ,S usan Snell and Susannah Hunter.
The collection is an organic extension of the label’s ‘folkcentric’ aesthetic which stormed the catwalks in 2009. For East, West, North, South, the house of Kamiar Rokni has focused on indigenous fabrics and embellishments inspired by traditional techniques. This collection will feature a versatile range of ready to wear; from kaftans to billowing tunics, jackets and statement pieces. The fashion house has revealed an emphasis on tailoring details and silhouette with an overall aesthetic lending itself to simplicity and a simple lack of fuss. Indeed Kamiar Rokni’s collection will mark a departure from their signature burst of vibrant colour; this collection’s colour palette is more controlled and one can expect a diversity of fabrics including cotton based wear to satin and velvet. The label inspires to showcase a collection that is simultaneously elegant, timeless and relevant all at once. Kamiar Rokni’s major inspirations for this collection lie with an exposure to the world in which we live and the myriad hues it has to offer from all four corners of the globe. The label is constantly inspired by craft, textile and ethnicity and the latest collection encompasses all of these elements in a minimal modern manner.
The house of Kamiar Rokni has received an overwhelming response from a trusted clientele with the team now designing for clients in places as diverse as Italy, Holland, USA, England, France, Canada, Dubai and Greece to name just a few. The luxury label’s Prêt a Porter and Haute Couture collections hit the runways in Karachi and Lahore, Pakistan last year to critical acclaim. In 2008, the label had the much coveted honour of having been nominated for Pakistan’s biggest style awards, The Lux Style Awards in the best Prêt wear category. Kamiar himself is an international award winning designer having received an award in Japan at the Makuhari Grand Prix design competition.
About the Kamiar Rokni Design House
Emanating a resplendent flair for design, colour and creative brilliance, Kamiar Rokni, has been baptised into the daunting realm of fashion for the second time, this time with his eponymous label only to emerge in the frontlines of fashion with more fervour and determination.
Combining his design talents with that of his cousin and close friend Tia Noon, the duo launched the Kamiar Rokni design house in late 2007 and in the short span of one year, the company has grown to be recognised as among Pakistan’s premier fashion design houses. The luxury brand label is best known for its focus of wearable, chic and fun clothes that have an international flavour and where each design bears testimony to excellence in cut, workmanship and quality. They draw much inspiration from their Pakistani cultural heritage giving it their own unique and modern twist be it in Prêt, Couture or Wedding wear.
Despite the label only holding a two year old history, the house of Kamiar Rokni has received an overwhelming response from a trusted clientele with the team now designing for clients in places as diverse as Italy, Holland, USA, England, France Canada, Dubai and Greece to name a selection. The luxury label’s prêt a porter and haute couture collections hit the runways in Karachi and Lahore, Pakistan both in 2008 and 2009 to critical acclaim and in both years the label had the much coveted honour of having been nominated for Pakistan’s biggest style awards, The Lux Style Awards in the best Prêt wear and Best Couture Designer categories, respectively. Kamiar himself is an international award winning designer having received an award in Japan at the Makuhari Grand Prix design competition.
The Kamiar Rokni fashion house strives to provide an immaculate essence of style in all their creations, designing signature one of a kind pieces that evoke a sense of individuality and elegance in the people that wear them.