Mahlia S. Lone

As we are getting ready to attend PFDC in Lahore, which promises to be a good show, we look back at the other two big fashion shows this last fortnight. First there was the Bridal Couture Week in Karachi where there was quite a bit of trend spotting. Right off the bat, there was the new, slightly worrisome trend of draping two dupattas with your desi wedding outfits. A variation on this theme was sporting a matched dupatta and shawl combo. Then, there were the modern takes on the traditional Angarkhas. This time around they come in a range from short to sheer and even asymmetrical. The prevalent colours for the next wedding season as seen on the runway are metallics, pastels, pink and red. In menswear, not only are bridegrooms matching with the brides now but there is also a specific range of best man outfits as well. How all the outfits work together to present one cohesive colour and design scheme is now carefully thought out and well orchestrated. The other big show was hosted by the Pakistani Embassy at the Maritim Hotel in Berlin and conceptualized by Zaheer Rahimtoola. Élan presented a special evening wear collection well suited for a cosmopolitan European clientele and Sherezad Rahimatoola provided the tasteful jewels for the show.

In addition, model/actor Saim Ali takes us through his journey from the small screen to the silver screen. In a candid chat, he tells us of all the back stabbing and leg pulling that takes place behind the smiles and air-kisses in showbiz.

Reporting on the best accessories at this year’s Oscars, we had highlighted bejeweled hairbands on the red carpet. This trend has blown up and hairbands are being spotted everywhere from runways to street fashion. We bring you this as well as fitness trainer and wellness coach Mantahaa’s tip on eating good, meaning poly unsaturated fat, to take off the stubborn last five pounds. Last but not least, read about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s fast paced romance.
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