1) Fancy, bossy pants:
Skinny jeans are so last year as more and more A-list designers are crushing on boot-cuts and flared pants. Whether you like them plain, printed, jeweled up or even roughed up, flared pants are back with a bang giving us serious Charlie’s Angels of late 70s and early 80s.
2) Bright hues
Bolder and brighter has been the mantra on many prominent runway shows and lucky for us, the subcontinent’s obsession with color makes oh-so- easy for us to incorporate this trend in our closets. Go monochrome or go printed, brighter, saturated colors are the way to go. Unleash the hippie in you!
3) Mixed Prints
From the feminine florals set against vintage polka dots to mixing stripes with checks, this is the year to go wild with experimentation when it comes to your closet. If you’re confused about how to mix prints without looking like a mess, read our guide on mixing prints and colors.
4) Denim is in
Not that it ever went out of style, denim is back with a bang this season with everything from jackets, to dresses and of course bottoms.
5) Fringe benefits
The fringe is here to stay for another year so good news for everyone who invested in this trend last year, you another 364 days to wear your most adored fringe articles. From tops to lawn kameezes to dresses, fringe in haute these days.
A summer without pastels is like a Jane Austen book without strong female characters i.e. impossible. For anyone who prefers understated glam over in-your- face impact, this one’s for you guys, From powder pinks, to sky blues to mint greens, pastels are perfect and not to mention so on-trend this sunny season.
Cannes 2018: Mahira Khan embodies vogue and empowerment at the event
I’m sure you must have heard our homegirl Mahira who is also one of the brand ambassadors of Lux is representing Pakistan hard at Cannes unless you’ve been spending too much time under a rock. From her floor-grazing black gown at the main event to a chic pants-to-inspire behind-the-scenes looks, Mahira’s fashion vogue game is giving A-listers from Hollywood and Bollywood serious competition. Mahira is the first Pakistani woman to grace the red carpet at Cannes and show a side of the country less known to the rest of the world.
While the international media is saturated with rather extremist imagery and perception of Pakistan, Mahira’s attendance at one of the most prestigious events in the entertainment industry, marks for a new decade in the history of Pakistan and further rolls the wheel of feminism in the subcontinent. Pakistan as a country, is so much more than violence and extremism and Mahira is there to show the world that we are #highfashion as our neighbours. Cheers to representation!
Here are our favourite 5 looks that Mahira pulled off at the grand event!
Up your khussa game
If you’re a khussa lover and you know it, come sit with us! Pumps, wedges, and flip-flops may come and go but for some girls (like me!), khussas will always be our one true love. So here it is, my fresh from the oven list of 5 Facebook pages that can help you add that oomph to your khussa collection.
SNF is clearly a secret Khussa Lovers United meeting place on Facebook. From drool-worthy traditional khussas to contemporary glittery ones, if you’re a khussa lover the variety on this page will make you cry tears of joy.
Price range: PKR 899 – 2,499
If you’re a girl on the go and like your khussas to be all understated yet glam, Mojari is the place, I mean page for you. With a huge variety of metallic khussa-peeptoe hybrids, plain khussas, and minimally painted khussas, this place is for girls who like their shoes versatile.
Price: PKR 899 – 1,999
Bonus: Regular discounts!
If you’re someone who is hopelessly in love with all things traditional, Episode 09 will be your new khussa haven. Even though they have a variety of designs and colors for the lovers of minimalism, it’s their traditional khussas that have us coming back for more and more because of their seriously regal flair. Pair it with a traditional peshwas or mix things up with a tee and jeans, your call!
Price: PKR 899 – 1,099
Minimally designed and tastefully embellished are the terms that come to mind when we talk about Chapter 13. The online brand has managed to carve a niche of its own in a market that offers a wide range of options when it comes to footwear. If you’re someone who doesn’t like to #twinit with anyone and are looking for something different (in a good way), check out Chapter 13.
Price: PKR 1,395 – 5,850
Pakistani Khussa House
From truck art to heavily embellished ones, there’s a khussa for everyone on Pakistani Khussa House. Imagine your trusted khussa wala finally offering online service and voila, you have Pakistani Khussa House! However, most of their designs are leaning towards the desi side of the spectrum, so if you’re looking for something that doesn’t scream ‘look at me’, this page is not for you.
Price: PKR 600 – 2,250
Check out these pages and you will thank us!