With the 15th year of Lakme Fashion Week, the popular Indian fashion platform invited four renowned Pakistani designers to promote their collections in the Mumbai fashion week. This indeed turned out to be one of the biggest endeavors of Lakme featuring designs of an entirely new genre. Around 80 designers were called for to launch and promote their collections with fashion bigwigs like sania Maskatiya, Rizwan Beyg, Faiza Samee and also Zara Shahjahan. Samee however could not turn up as her visa wasn’t approved in time due to political upsurges in Islamabad. But here’s a scoop of the three other designers and their superb collections.
Maskatiya promoted her popular Sakura collection. Here, she adhered to her signature style and came up with deconstructed kaftans, perfectly tailored pants and prints that were inspired by the Oriental designs. Maksatiya was pretty pleased with Lakme and mentioned that the fashion platform is an entirely new league when it comes to professionalism. She further added that Lakme stylists were not only punctual but the glam quotient of the models were also pretty much beyond her expectations.
Maskatiya confessed that the Lakme Fashion Week was a perfect sailing for all designers, as they could always choose their specific stylist and makeup artist. She mentioned that the Pakistani designers and fashion platforms have a lot to learn from this fashion bigwig. According to her, the structure of Indian clothes is pretty much ahead of what they are willing to do. With pretty bold collections, Maksatiya also mentioned that the Pakistani designers concentrate more on the finish, while the Indian ones are much more concerned about the impact. This indeed was an intriguing observation from her end.
Shahjahan too decided to stick to her signature stuff. She, choose her popular floral collections for the grand debut in Lakme. She too was pretty pleased with the Lakme professionals. Shahjahan mentioned that even after having an experience of 15 years, they were pretty inexperienced, however, Lakme handled the situation perfectly, making her first launch, a grand affair. She further added that Lakme has a pretty flexible budget that allowed them to hire professionals for every specific segment.
Shahjahan mentioned that Pakistani designers take much of their inspiration from the Arabian attires, while Indians choose stuff that is exclusively in their own domain. She also felt that unlike Pakistan, the models of India are not much designer conscious, but are pretty much fashion conscious. All in all, she too was pretty pleased and satisfied for working with a popular fashion platform like Lakme.
Rizwan Beyg brings a deeper impact on the silhouettes for the Indian audiences. He experiments with bolder cuts and structured dresses. He mentioned that India has more opportunities in store local and international buyers constantly increasing. He further added that the media got pretty much complimentary towards his color palate, the Indo-Western cuts and his accessories like earrings, handbags and shoes got more attention.
From the updates, it is pretty evident that the Lakme Fashion week was a grand affair.