Thursday 17 May 2012

Pakistan Fashion Week London 2012

Pakistan Fashion Week takes place next week in London from the 25 - 27th May. Firstly, I think it's a bit misleading to call it a "fashion week" when it's actually a 3-day event and secondly, calling it "Pakistan Fashion Week" kind of implies that it's an event taking place in Pakistan. Aside from that, it looks like an event worthy of any asian fashion fan!

The venue for this "fashion week" is Kensington Great Hall and on show will be 30 different designers, including Umar Sayeed, Waseem Noor, Rana Noman, Rukhsana Nadeem, Maria B, Guls Style and Deepak Perwani.

Tickets start at £25 and can be purchased online through or the official Pakistan Fashion Week website.

Here are some photos from last year's London Pakistan Fashion Week which took place in September 2011.

Did anyone attend last year? What did you think?

Wednesday 2 May 2012

Manchester Asian Wedding Show 2012 - first look

The Asian Lifestyle Wedding & Fashion Exhibition 2012 took place at the end of February this year in Manchester. In previous years this event had been held at Manchester Central (or the G-Mex centre as it is formerly known), however for 2012 the exhibition had a new location - Event City next to the Trafford Centre.

The new venue was certainly felt bigger and although there were lots of exhibitors, it did feel a bit "empty". Having said that, it was good to see some new clothing exhibitors who I hadn't heard of before, and even though I'm not a bride-to-be I must say I really liked some of the jewelled bridal bouquets on show.

As usual, the fashion was my main reason for attending, but I'm sad to report that I didn't stay for the whole fashion show. There were no seats and I got tired after an hour of being stood in the same place having to watch entertainers in between each collection. I know that the models need time to get changed, but this really tested my patience!

Thankfully, Utopia Photography had enough staying power to last the whole show and here are some of their photos from the catwalk:

Ironically, my favourite outfits were from collections I didn't get to see in person, Alankar Sarees, Je Roche and Amina Couture:
Je Roche
Alankar Sarees
Amina Couture

Here are some of the other collections:
Bombay Stores
Head Over Heels
Rukhsana Nadeem by Hinna Umair

I'll be posting more pics from each collection soon. Did you attend this event? What did you think?

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