Boot-cuts, geometrics at Pakistan fashion gala

Lahore, March 12: Experiments with boot-cuts, palazzo pants and geometrics dominated the second day of the ninth edition of Pakistan Fashion and Design Council's (PFDC) fashion week being held here. Top fashion designers including Ali Xeeshan, Nomi Ansari, Mahgul, Nickie and Nina and Karma Pink with their lavish collections added pop of colours to the stage. Ansari's show with his collection 'Joyride' -- an ensemble of retro and fun, dazzled the stage with pop culture being displayed. With emoji's quirky prints on designs, Ansari's collection looked old school retro style. "My designs are inspired by the reflection of what is happening around us," he said. Designer duo Nickie and Nina show's 'Flechazo' (love at first sight) was a treat to the eyes. Inspired by the rich culture of Spanish Metadoras, the duo presented old school jewellery, bright and vibrant colours on free-fall dresses majorly with palazzo pants. With bolder cuts and short dresses showcased in their collection, the models were accessorised with flowers on hair. The intricate golden embroideries on the pieces finished off the looks. Naila Ishtiaq and Mira Sethi looked stunning as they stopped the show. In Sania Maskatiya's show, geometrics and angular elegance art was presented with a bling. She revealed boldness in abstraction paying homage to the angular elegance of the Art Deco movement under the label 'Decorer' Her designs casted multifaceted motifs, streamlined silhouettes finished off with statement ornamentation. "I embrace a diversity of texture against a more structured silhouette to present a collection that is true to our signature of practical elegance and luxury wear," Sania said. Mahgul, in her first time full show, launched 'Oro', her ready-to-wear line. "I have created an imaginary clan of women who live along river Indus. Their leader is called Oro," she said. Her casual line and sportswear collection was electrified with the jewellery by designer Zohra Rehman.