Tuesday, 31 August 2010

The HSY Menswear collection at the 2010 Pakistan Fashion Extravaganza

The final designer at this year's Pakistan Fashion Extravaganza was HSY. He had both menswear and womenswear at the show, and this is the mens collection.



There was quite a variation between a more casual look - jeans and boots, to a smarter style you might see on a groom:





Many thanks to photographer Shahid Malik for use of these photos

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Nickie Nina at the Pakistan Fashion Extravaganza 2010 in London

Here's the collection by Nickie Nina which was showcased at the 2010 Pakistan Fashion Extravaganza, they had a mixture of outfits including saris, churidar suits and some of the heavily embroidered bridal outfits as seen at this year's Asiana Elite Bride Show

Many thanks to photographer Shahid Malik for use of these photos









Saturday, 21 August 2010

BNS Couture by Bina Sultan at the Pakistan Fashion Extravaganza 2010 in London

Here's the collection by BNS Couture by Bina Sultan, as seen at this year's Pakistan Fashion Extravagaza which took place in London in May. Unlike a lot of the other designers at this event, there wasn't a set colour theme to the collection, and I thought it was nice to see a mix of bright colours, dark colours and some great colour combinations.

Many thanks to photographer Shahid Malik for use of these photos.





It was nice to see an outfit that wasn't all about the long flowing look and layering. I like the hints of green in here too





Friday, 20 August 2010

The North West Asian Wedding Fair is offering a £10,000 wedding prize for brides and grooms-to be

Calling a brides and grooms to be in the North West of England, particularly those who haven't booked a venue and are on a budget! The North West Asian Wedding Fair, which takes place next month on sunday 19th September are offering a prize worth £10,000!

Taking place a Capesthorne Hall in Macclesfield, this asian wedding exhibition is free to attend and will include all the usual exhibitors you'd expect to find - photographers, caterers, florists, stage designers, event planners, and of course a catwalk show full of asian bridal fashion!

Now onto the prize draw! Here's what's included:
1) Venue - You get to have your wedding at The Capesthorne Pavilion
2) Stage/Mandap - Your wedding stage/backdrop or mandap will be provided by Abdalis Events
3) Mehndi/Henna Designer - You'll have your mehndi done by Preeya Kalidas' favourite henna artist Pavan
4) Photography - Photographer Monir Ali will capture your wedding day for you

Apparently there's more to be added to the prize, but from what's included already, that's a good chunk of your wedding planning (and stressing!) sorted!

So, how do you win? All you have to-do is attend the wedding fair on 19
September 2010, register your details and of course take a good look around and make sure you're there at 4pm when the prize draw is due to take place(Check on the day for full competition terms and conditions)

For more event info visit: www.asianweddingexperience.com and if you're attending I'll probably be there too :)

Ayesha Ibrahim at the Pakistan Fashion Extravaganza 2010 in London

Here's the striking Ayesha Ibrahim collection, which appeared on the catwalk at the 2010 Pakistan Fashion Extravaganza London.

I could desrcibe this collection in just four words: red, black, beige, prints. But fours words just isn't enough to go into all the detail of these outfits. From afar (when I was viewing the thumbnails of the images) I'd give them all a thumbs up for hitting the flowing trend and looking pretty, but up close and in the details there's some design features which won't be to everyone's taste! Look out for my comments below each outfit:

This outfit on the whole I like (could it perhaps be the fact that the model carries if off well). Look a little closer though and you'll spot a giant bobble/tassel like the type you find on the end of cushions/curtains! Personally I don't think it really belongs there!

Where to start with this outfit?? A full drapey sheer sleeve on one side, and just a strap on the other, and if the umbrella-like structure of the skirt wasn't a statement enough, they decided to cover it in ruffles! I really am at a loss as to who this outfit is aimed at? Do you know anyone who would wear this??


The giant bobble/tassel accessories make another appearance here :)

If we ignore the crazy styling of the jewellery across her face for a moment, the beige dress worn underneath actually looks like it could be very pretty, but that jacket with what looks a bit like pink fur on the collars really puts me off!


This is another one which if I ignore certain parts of it, I could live with. Notice the seemingly random placement of the embroidery on the top, notice the solid gold part which to my untrained eye looks a bit like fish scales? Oh yeah, and fringing on the sleeves. Basically I only like this from the waist down.




Compared to the other outfits, I don't have too many problems with these last four!
Which is your favourite? or least favourite?!

Many thanks to photographer Shahid Malik for use of these photos.

Thursday, 19 August 2010

Gul's Style Collection at the 2010 Pakistan Fashion Extravaganza

The ever elegant-looking designs by Gul's Style were on show at the 2010 London Pakistan Fashion Extravaganza, which took place earlier on this year. A lot of their outfits have already been posted when I covered the B4U Asian Mela, but here are some which I haven't posted before:






Many thanks to photographer Shahid Malik for use of these photos.

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Ahsan Design Studio at the 2010 Pakistan Fashion Extravaganza

Ahsan Designer Studio, whose designs were last seen at the 2010 Night of Hope charity event, also exhibited at the Pakistan Fashion Extravaganza 2010 in London. Many thanks to photographer Shahid Malik for use of these photos.

Their outfits were again all about the long flowing look:





This collection is available to buy in the UK from Sanah Fashion Studio

Sunday, 15 August 2010

Neha by Ahmad Bilal at the Pakistan Fashion Extravaganza 2010

Neha by Ahmad Bilal also showcased their collection at the 2010 Pakistan Fashion Extravaganza, which took place in London.

There was definitely more of a western feel to their outfits which mostly comprised of long flowing gowns


I can see this green and yellow outfit being perfect for a mehndi.







In the past I've said I'm not a fan of the long flowing gown-style outfits, however when the outfits are more like maxi dresses and the pants (if any!) are concealed I find these a lot more appealing.

Many thanks to photographer Shahid Malik for use of these photos.