Faraz-Manan Designer

We love our local Lahori boy Faraz Manan for his sparkling aesthetic and his capacity to churn collection after collection, project after project but we exceptionally love him for being the only Lahore based designer showing at the Fashion Pakistan Week Autumn Winter 2014. After a stellar solo showcase in Lahore, he’s now all set to tame another market. Here he gives a sneak peak into his collection for #FPWAW14

What is your design philosophy?

A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.” Coco Chanel

Classic, Chic, Glamorous yet slightly understated and experimental is what defines Faraz Manan’s design philosophy. Manan, takes inspiration from travel, lifestyle, architecture, interiors and meeting new people, its where he picks up trends and ideas for his beautiful collections. As a fashion veteran, Manan’s forte lies in the clever detailing of thread work, delicate embellishments, layering, cut, color and fusion tailoring.

What are the key trends this season?

Women who wear black lead colorful lives” Neiman Marcus

Black is the new black! For many reason; it’s a classic color, perfect for winter season and most importantly, its body flattering for both, men and women. Pair it with gold to add the oomph factor and glam! We are doing crop tops, flared pants, tweed jackets, embellished gowns and skirts that can be paired with jeans, black pants and jumpsuits due to its diversity in modern cuts, silhouettes and detailing.

What is your inspiration for your presentation this season?

Each season Faraz Manan  makes us experience a lifetime with his creations and the story behind each piece. Manan finds inspiration through travel as it has been known as one of the most direct and visceral ways of feeding the soul. This time Manan takes Shanghai, or as they say “Paris of the east”. The cosmopolitan lifestyle is awe-inspiring, its fashion forward yet very rich in culture and essence. Also because it’s the biggest hub of finest fabrics, silk and textiles.

What should we expect to see at your show this season?

Internationally focused yet relatable/wearable in Pakistan, the Cruise Collection A/W 2014-15, is designed to kick start the festive season ahead. The palettes being; blush pink, rose gold and black is in adaptation to festivities that the winter season entails. Practicality being key, the be-spoke pieces can be paired with jeans, black pants and jumpsuits due to its diversity in modern cuts, silhouettes and detailing. Crop tops, flared pants, tweed jackets, embellished gowns and skirts is what defines The Cruise Collection A/W 2014/15 by Faraz Manan.

Which designer are you most excited to see (other than your own brand)?

All of them!

What are you doing immediately after the fashion week?

Another show, Bridal Couture Week in Lahore.

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Written by Sadaf Zarrar
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