Avari Towers & Hotels hosted its first show in its newly renovated lobby. This spaciously done, tiled lobby exudes contemporary class and yet maintains that vintage elegance. The lobby functioned as the ramp as well as the magnificent backdrop for the fashion parade featuring fusion prêt wear from NH Prêt by Nadia Hussain, smart denims and casuals Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 range from Fifth Avenue by Amir Anees and embellished evening wear from Silver Livings by Minhal Aly.
Avari Hotels and Towers share a strong bond with fashion. Avari Hotels and Towers holds strong pride in hosting first shows by many industry mavericks. It has hosted legends of Pakistani fashion in its past, with this show Avari revives the lobby culture and bring this luxurious state-of-the-art lobby, Asia Live restaurant and Cinnamon Café to more dynamic use by putting up Pakistan’s first ever hotel lobby show, titled, Avari Fashion Saturday (AFS), a regular feature to Avari’s recreational scene.
Nadia Hussain’s NH Prêt Collection after doing rounds on morning shows and various other tele-portals did its runway debut at the AFS. Hussain’s array into designing is surely not something that is surprising. Having been the darling of the fashion industry for the past 15 years, she has truly seen fashion evolving into what it is today! And thus it is her keen sense of style, elegance n glamour that she brings forth with her collection! Hussain’s collection is focused on cuts and features some of the most glamourous colours for the upcoming celebratory season. The ensembles are minimalistic in nature and are sans heavy embroideries with major focus on finish and edgy cuts!
Fifth Avenue Clothing, by Amir Anees, a subsidiary of Shabbir Industries Group, has been providing high quality, fashionable, casual clothing to its over two dozen retail stores since 2005. Fifth Avenue showcased an outrageous-fun collection for the upcoming Autumn/Winter season which used materials like wool, textured cottons and corduroys, faux leather, rexene and leatherettes. This hip collection comprised of pants, dresses, cardigans, shoes and accessories, making Fifth Avenue, your head-to-toe, go-to brand this season.
Next, DYHT – Do You Have Time, is a NGO (non-governmental organization) based in Karachi, Pakistan, comprising of professionals (Doctors, Social Workers, Media Associates, Journalists, Celebrities and Educationists) as well as grass-root workers, presented an entourage of celebrities and friends of DYHT walking to show their support for the organization. The participants for this social-walk comprised of Aijazz Aslam, Yasir Mazhar, Nazia Malik, Mathira Mohammed, Faisal Naqvi, Sadia Nawabi, and Haya Sehgal amongst others.
DYHT, born in August 2008, started working for flood victims of Pakistan. From then on it has been providing aids, charity and fun-filled events to orphanages, old homes and street schools. The latest initiative of DYHT is helping needy families collect wedding essentials, décor, food and jewelery amongst several other things for their daughters’ marriages.
The last designer for the evening was, Silver Linings, founded and launched in 2013 by Minhal Aly, the idea behind silver linings was to highlight the love for fashion by the designer. Since June 2013 Silver
Linings has been honoured to be featured on covers of leading fashion magazines, with all the leading females of the industry and is continuously putting up local and international exhibitions. The brand corresponds with modern women of today who are bold and confident yet feminine. The dramatic use of colours, edgy cuts, and creative thinking aims to change the face of fashion. Silver Linings has and will always aspire to be on the cutting edge, making the ordinary bold, the bland spectacular and the plain vibrant. The combination of daring to be unordinary, a sharp eye for detail and staying true to its roots provides the driving force behind Silver Linings. Available to clients locally and internationally – no matter where you live, you can order Silver Linings’ latest formal, semi-formal and casual wear, where each design stands testament to excellence in cuts, craftsmanship and quality. The Collection showcased by Silver Lining was a compilation of by far the best designs from eastern formals and even reflects the personal style statement of the designer. Elegance and focus on different cuts and bold color combinations were the main enigma of this collection.
Management: MR Events
Media Partner: Hum Sitaray
Hair & Makeup: Angie’s Salon (Female). Eclipse Salon (Male)
Choreography: Moiz Kazmi
Coordination: Rana Asif
Photography: Manzaib Baloch