Saturday, December 6, 2014

Maybelline New York Millenial Fashion Show 2014

Maybelline New York Millenial Fashion Show 2014 took place at Indus Valley School of Arts and Architecture, Karachi. This event was especially organised to promote young talent in Pakistan fashion industry, as six new designers were introduced and the winner will get a chance to showcase their collection with the old fashion pioneers in the Fashion Pakistan Week Spring/Summer 2015. I was so excited to attend a fashion show for the first time and to see all the models do what they do best. I reached there in a hurry wearing my Ruby Shakel Outfit, my Dior tribal earrings and my Chanel bottle clutch, since this event was something to flatter all that you have ;) The show started off with Raana Khan's introduction as the official makeup artist for the event, where she discussed different looks she did on the models depending on the collections by each designer.
First designer to showcase was Aalish Mansoor, his collection was called the "Royal Soccer". I'm not sure if I should start with my least favorite designer from that night, but his collection lacked everything that I was expecting. He explained onscreen how his collection was inspired by royal arts and soccer ball. He played with a lot of silhouettes, prints, blacks and whites. Areej was seen wearing a beautiful draped saari which was the only design I liked.

Second to showcase was Nitasha Yaqub, she showcased her collection called the "Vanishing Culture" inspired by Anglo Indians of the subcontinent. Yes, it was something to look forward to. I loved the detailing which was given to hair accessories, pearl jewelry and the beautiful umbrella which Rabhya Chaudhry carried with her. The dresses were all similar, but the impact of the showcase was great. The only color she played with was cream, it was all thick cottons with laces and floral print detailing.

Third in line to showcase was Sameer Sain, with his Denim Collection which was exclusively for men. He used denim in different ways and styles, just too much denim on the ramp made it a little boring, even for the men. I'm sorry, definitely not something I would want any man to go for. The designs were something that would only work for the ramp, I didn't see much creativity, except for the lovely bronze faces of our handsome male models. The only design that caught my eye was the first model to walk the ramp, with white shoes, jeans shorts with a touch of white to it and jeans shirt with a white blazer on top. The rest of the designs kept trying.

Then came Abel Emmanuel with his collection called "Scarlet Night". This collection was something I genuinely liked, something that showed potential. The first walk on the ramp with little dress with a tail, lots silhouettes and that hair accessory was something that took my heart away. He played with reds, blacks and whites, sequins and silhouettes (not all at the right places) ,  All his collection needed was a little more direction.

Just when I thought Abel Emmanuel was my winner of the night, there came Madiha Raza with the collection nobody was expecting from a night where none were good. Her collection was inspired by topical birds called the "Flight of Birds". A lot of time and effort was put into this. I loved the detailing of colors, feathers, not only on clothes, but the immense amount of work done by her on the handbags and the shoes. I was amazed when her show started with the entrance of Hira Tareen in that unique off white dress. She played well with the leather cuts and laces mixed. The effort and the originality counted the most.

The show definitely ended with the best designer of the night! xx

Pictures by Tapu Javeri and Kashif Rashid