A three day Invite landed at the work pad of Team Tvinkal and boy were we excited or what!
It was for Shan E Pakistan and what made us enthusiastic about the whole thing was the fact that it was a
collaboration between Pakistan and India.
Rimple and Harpreet Nirula came from
India to showcase their Padmavat Collection
and Amir and Huma Adnan did the honors
from this side of the border. Kick starting with a
Qawali Night, going on to the main Fashion
Soiree on day two and finally having a day long
open showcase of the clothes for day three it was an ambitious enough venture.
Unfortunately the highlight of the three day event which was day two and the actual
fashion show was a disaster.
Starting about two hours later than planned the organizers thought it was
a great idea to chatter the time away. While we appreciate the fact that
they were trying to take away the restlessness of the crowd by trying to
engage them, we also think it’s a bad bad idea to tell the crowd they are
running late because they are waiting for people to arrive. Considering that
the main Designers and the Indian High Council were there I can’t
think of any other person important enough to put the event to such a bad
Any way. In total there were four showings. With Amir and Huma Adnan
and Rimple and Harpreet Nirula there other designers namely
and Reema Ahsan.
I will altogether skip commenting over the
collection of Seema Ahsan as it looked like she
went and bought a truck load of clothes hanging in
Komal Chawla was a much better design
experience. With experimental yet wearable
clothes she had a collection that could still muster
a whisper of interest at an event like this.
Now this brings us to the collection of Huma and
Frankly this is my fav duo and Huma’s brand
FnkAsia has some pretty decent formal wear to
However unfortunately here all we saw were
designs that looked exactly what they were.
Hastily putt together. There was no element of taking into account silhouettes or cuts or even colors. It was one
garish piece after another that was put together without any thought to harmony or coherence. With colors ranging
from the ordinary to the truly mediocre it was one big disappointment.
By the time the Padmavat collection time rolled around I was so fed up that I wanted to leave and I could see that
quite a majority of the people shared my restlessness.
But when Rimple’s designs began showing on stage people settled down. For the first time during the evening there
was applause and Ooohs and Aaahs over the clothes. The show started with a basic dull gold palette that halfway
encompassed shades of peaches and duty rose and mint and silvery soft turquoise. Truly remarkable from the colors
to the cuts to the workmanship this was not a showcasing this was an experience. And when Saba Qamar Zamaan
came on stage as the show stopper, her
dress was made all the more regal
because of her gorgeous smile. Frankly
Rimple and Harpreet Nirula did justice to
their collection that is inspired by Vintage
designs and the color palate was
A truly remarkable experience that put a happy note to a rather tedious evening.
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