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The final show of Act 1 at PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week 2013 Day 1 was presented by acclaimed design house Élan who showcased their collection named after Keats’ poem, ‘Ode to a Nightingale’. Inspired by the poem in both the literal and figurative sense, the collection was an artistic expression of transcending the human condition of despair and monotony and feeling at one with the nightingale in its blissful state of freedom and happiness. For Ode to a Nightingale designer Khadijah Shah re-created a series of Chinoiserie-style prints, featuring different natural elements such as birds, flowers, fish, trees and the quintessential full moon with the songbird featuring as a major recurring theme in many of the prints. The color palette was subtle and dusky – featuring sunset hues, watery blues, pale leafy greens and the pitch dark black of the night to bring them all together. For this collection, Khadijah also used atypical studs, flattened alloy disks and bulbous metal forms to create dramatic accents for cuffs, shoulder patches and belts along with cut-work, appliquéd net and thread filigrees and intricate silk thread embroidery for the more elaborate pieces. Fashion Editors Meher Tareen and Samina Khan walked the ramp as Elan’s showstopper. Check out Elan’s Collection for PSFW 2013 below.
Élan’s Collection at PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week 2013 Day 1 (Pictures)
[Lahore: April 27 2013] The sixth PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week officially commenced yesterday marking the fourth consistent year of the prêt a porter platform. In keeping with the objective of furthering fashion retail and synergizing high end design, textile manufacturers and buyers, fashion week includes ramp shows by leading retail labels as well as textile houses along with a fully functional, state of the art exhibition area. Day-1 marked the first day of the afternoon Voile Shows with eight designer prét-a-porter shows later in the evening.
Most anticipated lawn collection this season, Élan by Khadija Shah launches Élan’s spring/summer lawn collection for the summers of 2013 in collaboration with Hussain Mills. With face of the brand as Nargis Fakhri, the designer Khadijah Shah has introduced printed shirts, panels, borders and printed pants for this collection. The main focus on this elegant and vibrant collection is the prints with supplementary embroidery to compliment the prints. Prints include Oriental prints, florals, geometric and animal prints. Overall the vibe is bold, vibrant and summery. Also setting a trend, Élan introduces short fitted shirts with short slits and narrow pants, as this season it’s all about skinny pants at Élan. Nargis Fakhri is classy, beautiful and confident and is perfect for Élan as brand ambassador with her sophisticated sense of style. With Hussain mills the collaboration provides finest quality of product that is available in the market. Check out the complete catalog of Élan’s Spring/Summer lawn collection for the year 2013 below.
Élan Spring/Summer Lawn Collection 2013 with Nargis Fakhri
Following TONI & GUY’s trend show was a solo bridal showcase by Élan with her collection titled ‘Gold Dust’ at PFDC L’Oréal Paris Bridal Week 2012 Day 3. With an emphasis on fluid silhouettes, shirts and jackets glided along the form allowing movement and agility. Where the bodice or torso was structured, the look was softened with flow and volume at the hemline. The three-piece bridal ensembles were regal and richly embellished and included long jackets and tops with trailing backs paired with elaborately embroidered izaars and farshi sharara’s along with Grecian-like draped ensembles, Kimono styled jackets with sleek ankle grazers and a traditional kali angarakha with a kali luckhnowi gharara. For Gold Dust, designer Khadijah Shah created custom motifs with the interplay of thread embroidery along with metal and crystal work delving into the extensive library of Sub-Continental, Central Asian and Oriental patterns to create a unique blend of embellishment. The pieces were pre-dominantly crafted in net and silk, embroidered with thread and gold spun floral motifs, gemmed butterflies and birds, crusted jewels and sparkling sprays of sequins, crystal and pearls. Check out Elan’s collection pictures from the ramp of PLBW 2012 below.
Élan’s Collection at PFDC L’Oréal Paris Bridal Week 2012 Day 3
The third day of PFDC L’Oréal Paris Bridal Week 2012 featured an exclusive trend show by TONI&GUY Lahore featuring designer Mohsin Ali, followed by solo bridal showcases by Élan, Layla Chatoor and Nickie Nina respectively. Each day of PFDC L’Oréal Paris Bridal Week is being styled by a different creative and make-up team presenting their interpretation of bridal make-up trends for the season and to this end, Day 3 was styled by TONI&GUY Lahore.
The Royal Salute
ROYAL SALUTE This Independence Day, Sunday Times and LABELS celebrate sixty five years of Pakistan, a great nation that has produced high achievers. One such person is Fazeelat Aslam, a documentary producer who is a symbol of the dynamic youth of Pakistan, who models for this photo shoot. Equally dynamic are Pakistan’s next generation of designers who are making great strides on the local and international fashion scene. Here, we showcase Elan by Khadijah Shah, Feeha Jamshed, Maheen Karim, Nida Azwer and Sanam Chaudhri.
The Royal Salute – Independence Day Photo Shoot by Sunday Times & Labels
Kiran Chaudhry’s Photo Shoot for Labels
Club Caramel‘s Kiran Chaudhry is featured on the latest Sunday Times edition as Labels shoot to salute Oscar winning movie “The Artist”. Labels presents a collection of Pakistan’s very best Western silhouette designers including Kamiar Rokni, Elan by Khadijah Shah, Maheen Karim, Sanam Chaudhri and Sonya Battla. Photography is by Nadir Firoz Khan, Hair and Makeup by Raana Khan. Check out the complete photo shoot below.
Kiran Chaudhry’s Photo Shoot for Labels and Sunday Times