Pakistan Fashion Week 2018 came to a close with its fair share of hits and misses. Sadly, this time around, there were more misses and designs that we are somewhat meh about than designs that made us thank the lord for fashion designers. Even though the fashion affair failed to satiate our hunger for fashion and good design, and didn’t give us any major #goals for next shadi season, here is a round-up of all the hits (in our humble opinion) and the oh, honey no! (i.e the misses) for you from PFW Day 2.
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, flip-flops come and go but for some girls (like me!) khussas are and will always be our one true love. So here it is, my fresh from the oven list of 5 pages that can help you add that seasonal oomph to your khussa collection.
With a following of 195,316, SNF is clearly a secret Khussa Lovers United meeting place. From drool-worthy traditional khussas to metallics to denim to glittery ones, if you’re a khussa lover the variety on this page will make you cry tears of joy.
Price range: Low to medium
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: Low to Medium
Bonus: Regular discounts!
If you’re someone who is hopelessly in love with all things that scream ‘shahi’ and often daydream about you being a subcontinental princess (we all do, don’t fight it!), Episode 09 should be new khussa haven. Even though they have a variety of designs and colours 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 and extraordinary blingy khussas, your call!
Price: Medium – High
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 offer plethora 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: Medium – High
Pakistani Khussa House
From truck art to digitally printed to heavily embellished ones, there 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 if not all 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: Low – Medium