Sindth fashion festival took place in Karachi and went succesfull. The event began with bloom and on a high note on Wednesday at the National Academy of Performing Arts. The fashion festival compose of thrilled to see some exceptional collections.
The event featured designers who have made their mark in the Pakistani fashion scene.Other than the models, the director Sohail Javed and the festival’s coordinator Fakhar-e-Alam also walked the ramp. An auction to raise funds for the maintenance of heritage sites saw a watch donated by Collectibles go for upwards of Rs1 million.
Packed with Sindh’s high-spiritedness of sudience, their collections and colours, the event also included a fiery performance by Akhtar Channal and Sindhi fire dancers. Moreover, Pop band Fuzon mesmerised the audience with its timeless hit Khimaj. Further the stage was electrified with Fireworks that has marked a spectacular finish to the night and as the spectators gazed at the sky, they embraced the awe-inspiring splendours of Sindh. Sindth Festival has many renowned designers on its platform including zaheer Abbas, Umer Sayeed, Amir Adnan, Nauman Arfeen, Bunto Kazmi and Fnkasia. The details of each designer collection is explained as follows:
Zaheer Abbas display the collection with the name entitled ‘Ajrakistan’. The collection went stand-out of the evening. He fused western silhouettes with ajrak designs in an modernized twist which did justice to the age-old heritage of block printing in Sindh. Moreover, alos showcased a women’s hat made of the material. The gifted and creative Abbas displayed a collection worth acclaiming.
Umar Sayeed’s Eastern Bridal Collection along with a small Menswear Display reinstated ostentatious and splendid embroidery. The collection comprised silver and gold wire work that was appealingly pleasing in color combinations included pink with beige, green, blue and beige. Certainly a visual treat!
Amir Adnan, the grand master of Sherwanis, moved away from his usual use of the colour black and incorporated browns and grey’s into his collection. Stylish three-piece white suit displayed aptly titled ‘Young Pakistan on the Road to Success’. This was the segment where artist Amin Gulgee, Roger Dawood Bayat, and notables like Sohail Javed, Fakhar-e-Alam and Shehryar Taseer walked the ramp.
Nauman Arfeen’s ‘Ode to Kaala Teetar’ was a pure cotton menswear collection in tones of off-white and black sherwanis to churidar pyjamas, the collection was all-inclusive.
The show began with a captivating Thali dance. Bunto Kazmi displayed her ‘Embroidered Dreams’ collection of shawls.These intricate pieces showed Kazmi’s pure craftsmanship on colors like cream, red, black and maroon. The shawls were paired with outfits by Mohsin Sayeed and jewels by Amber Sami.
Huma Adnan’s collection titled ‘Sindh Revisited’ comprised funky western outfits with Sindhi embroidery and block printing, which made the audience reminisce the rich culture and traditions of the province. The apparel comprised black hues with bright shades of pink and yellow. Although the collection was fun, it could have included a few eastern clothes. Perhaps, deviating from Fnkasia’s signature cuts could have been a welcome change.
Day 1 of Sindh Festival was splendid, many famous Pakistani designers showcased their embroidered, crafted, embellished and royal bridal,semi formal and eastern collection.