By Mahlia Lone

Incorporate plaid, tartan, check, and houndstooth in your wardrobe this F/W season and be on trend. These classic prints mostly but not exclusively in wonderfully warm wool are practical pieces in chilly weather whether they take the shape of a jacket, cape, coat, hat, even a pump or handbag. It’s Eurochic!

Katie Holmes in a tweed check coat

Duchess Kate in Prince of Wales check

Bella Hadid visiting Paris

Meghan Markle in Scottish tartan

Gwen Steffani in Houndstooth


Dita Von Teese in traditional houndstooth

Blake Lively

Priyanka Chopra in a questionable choice off Plaid suit

By Mahlia S. Lone

One of the season’s most noticeable color trends is pink, in shades from bubblegum to dusty rose, and from salmon to fuschia. Pantone identified Pink Peacock as one of the top shades of the moment. The color exploded on the Brian Maxwell S/S 19 show at NYFW, was seen in collections by Kate Spade New York, by Cushnie and on various other runways. Always charming and feminine, pink can easily be incorporated into your wardrobe.

Brandon Maxwell S/S 19 at NYFW

Kate Spade New York bag

Gigi Hadid at the  Brandon Maxwell show


Pantone: Pink Peacock

By Mahlia S. Lone

At NYFW S/S 2019, Ralph Lauren celebrated his 50th anniversary show in grand style in a specially constructed pavilion in the Bethesda Terrace Tunnel in Central Park. Patchwork rugs (Pakistani patchwork carpets have been in vogue for a while) covered the runway and the collection was in his trademark All-American cool style with a cross-generational appeal. Though the American West set in contemporary Stateside was the prevailing theme, one element that leapt out was the patchwork reminiscent of tribal Pakistani and Afghani handicrafts and garments. Heavy coats and luxe dresses constructed with a patchwork of rich fabrics, like crushed velvet, wool knits, leather, fur, brocade, sequins, tweed and denim, as well as embroidered vests and paisley scarves showed that our collective heritage was on display. To overcome the hefty price tags on these Ralph Lauren designer pieces, we can look closer to home to emulate this style.

Gigi Hadid in a $20,000 patchwork dress and chandelier earrings

Kaia Gerber, Cindy Crawford’s daughter

Scarf woven with paisleys, a traditional Kashmiri motif

Patchwork rugs

Embroidery on waistcoat

By Afshan Shafi

White is here to stay! No other colour is as sublime and as classic. Lending a touch of class to eastern and western outfits, fashionistas in the know use white to great advantage. Dressed up or dressed down, make this colour an integral canvas for all your ensembles

Christian D

Priyanka Chopra1


Proenza Schouler

Malaika arora



By Afshan Shafi

Denim got a makeover this season as fashion houses, like Roberto Cavalli, sent down models rocking distinctive boho  jeans paired with detailed tops. It’s the failsafe option for fans of laidback glamour, offering variation and ease in one ensemble.

Saint Laurent
Katrina Kaif
Alessandra Ambrosio
Lottie Moss
Kourtney Kardashian
Angel Romee
Roberto Cavalli
Dakota Johnson


By fatima Sheikh

Remember when Taylor Swift wore this colour combo that sends out a red alert for attention. Fuschia pink and London-bus red as a combination is right on-trend at the moment.  Two strong and powerful shades worn together is a look not for the faint hearted or shrinking violets. Both these bold and beautiful colours symbolize and enhance romance and passion. The colour pink makes everything look rosy and pretty, while the colour red makes the flame burn even brighter. So ladies take full advantage of this trend. Bring out the bright red and hot pink on your lips and in your wardrobe. Confidently flaunt this combination and enjoy it while it lasts

By Afshan Shafi

As evidenced by Chanel at Paris Fashion Week’s (PFW) new age offerings in unmissable rhinestone variations, it seems fair to say that hairbands are back. Fashion influencers are always slightly nostalgic about this modern rendering of the tiara and revisit this game-changing accessory time and time again. Instantly upping the luxe appeal of the most straight laced of looks, the glamorous hairband can add a certain refinement to your ensemble. Available in endless variations at Claire’s, Accessorize and Haroon’s across stores in Pakistan, get your own now!

The Classics: Blair Waldorf

The Classics: Blair Waldorf

The Classics: Blair Waldorf

Princesses: Charlotte Casiraghi

Princess Madeline of Sweden

Sonam Kapoor

Katrina Kaif

Dolce & Gabbana

Dolce & Gabbana


Dolce & Gabbana





There’s nothing quite so fiercely glamorous as an animal print coat. A perennial classic, gracing the shoulders of Hollywood starlets and French ITgirls alike, this trend should find its way into every wardrobe. Available in various high street and high end versions, the animal print coat instantly lends an air of mystery, glamour and sultriness to its wearer.


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