The Telenor Fashion Pakistan Week 2015 is right around the corner. Scheduled from March 31, 2015 to April 3, 2015, the four day fashion event is one of the biggest events of the calendar year in Pakistan showcasing approximately 30 designers altogether in this edition. The event is the first official of its kind to kick off for this season and we for one are excited about looking for all the trends for the coming Spring and Summer 2015. Here is your complete guide to Fashion Pakistan Week 2015:
Who, what, were, how and when?
The Fashion Pakistan Week 2015 is happening for four days beginning March 31, 2015 and ending on April 3, 2015 showcasing collections by designers for the coming Spring/Summer 2015. The Fashion Week is happening in Pakistan’s largest metropolitan city, Karachi. The Fashion Week is the handiwork of the Fashion Pakistan Council run by a large number of Council members, mostly fashion designers. The Council puts together two fashion weeks each year.
By now we know what Fashion Pakistan Week is – but who are the showcasing designers?
With a hefty lineup of all the big names, the TFPW 2015 will be showcasing collections from Nida Azwer, Bank Alfalah Rising Talent Show, Lala Textiles, Sania Maskatiya, Fnkasia, Hand made by Madiha Raza, Sadaf Malaterre, Amir Adnan, Sanam Chaudhri, Jafferjees, Abdul Samad, Zaheer Abbas, Caanchi & Lugari presents Bugatti, Gul Ahmed, Fahad Hussayn, Body Focus Museum, Levi’s, Somal Halepoto, YBQ, Wardha Saleem, Sania Maskatiya for Alkaram, Inaaya, HSY, Sonya Battla, Fifth Element Swarovski by Rizwanullah, Daaman, Zara Shahjahan, Deepak Perwani, Aamna Aqeel and Shamaeel Ansari.
Wow, that’s a lot of people. Are there any new faces, though?
Yes, there are! The Bank Alfalah rising talent will showcase students from two leading institutions of Pakistan; Rimsha Shakir & Shehza Azhar from Indus Valley School of Arts & Architecture and Hasan Riaz, Momal Zia from Pakistan Institute of Fashion Design as fresh new faces to the show.
Are there any collections we should be keeping an eye out for?
The Fashion Pakistan Week 2015 has numerous designers showcasing and some collections will be good and some will be bad. The key is to look out for the right kind of pieces. Remember, rarely ever does any designer end up showing ALL outfits that demand your complete irrevocable love. So pick & choose your poison.
So, what kind of pieces should we watch out for?
Look out for wearable fashion including ensembles that reflect each designers signature looks with elevated silhouettes. Also, watch out for a more out-of-the-box approach to the design aesthetic itself. If you feel that something is boring and predictable – it probably is. Move on to the next.
Who is putting this ENTIRE event together?
Well, there is not any one person doing this. The event is split into workable functions. The Fashion Pakistan Council heads all. Telenor is the official sponsor of the event as is HUM TV. N-Pro by Nabila and N-Gents will be the official makeup artists and Maybelline New York the official makeup sponsors. Production 021 will be handling backstage. Meanwhile, HSY will be the show director and choreographer. He is our favorite guy dancing to the beat on top of the production podium making the entire show come to life.
What about the red carpet? What is that going to be like?
In our experience, Karachi always brings in the right (also known as relevant) crowd to this event. And so, we are expecting celebrities, designers, fashionistas and the socialites coming together in an uber fabulous red carpet.
So, are there any red carpet rockstars we should look out for?
With so many right people in the same place it is hard to pick one but definitely look out for Anber Javed, Haiya Bokhari, Maheen Karim, Maliha Aziz, HSY to name a few. Also, don’t forget to look out for the fresh faces. They usually end up bring some real glamour to the carpet as well!
Last but not least, I want to tweet about it. Any official hashtags?
Use #TFPW15 for anything you share regarding the Fashion Pakistan Week!