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  • Pakistan Fashion Festival USA Tour 2015

    The 2015 Pakistan Fashion Festival (PFF): Peace for the World Edition, took place between 5 and 14 June in Dallas and Chicago. The glamourous event showcased the very best Desi designers and some stunning Eastern attire.

    Pakistan Fashion Festival 2015 ~ North America Tour

    Ali Xeeshan brought his aesthetically bold work to the forefront of the fashion event.

    Dallas and Chicago were home to Pakistan Fashion Festival (PFF): Peace for the World Edition between June 5 and 14, 2015.

    PFF was presented by Aamer Ghias and his company ‘I AM EVENTS INTERNATIONAL’, along with Studio Elite. Choreographed by Imran Kureishi, a selection of prominent Pakistani designers showcased their stunning collections.

    Organisers stuck to their manifesto: “Our mission is to provide a platform for talented designers around the world.”

    Salman Haye, Deepak Perwani, Aasme Collection, Goal by Fozia Hammad, and Awais Hassan of Xpose’ were amongst the long list of designers who showcased their pieces down the runway.

    They truly encapsulated Desi fashion with their traditional couture and jewellery ensembles.

    Pakistan Fashion Festival 2015 ~ North America Tour

    Zeeshan Bariwala presented a stunning collection of anarkali’s.

    Using a soft colour pattern for his designs, Zeeshan perfectly fused together intricate embellishments with beautifully structured panels.

    Whilst Zeeshan’s designs were elegantly calming, Ali Xeeshan brought his aesthetically bold work to the forefront of the fashion event.

    Pakistan Fashion Festival 2015 ~ North America Tour

    Combining a mix of heavily detailed jewellery, along with voluminous cuts and textures, Ali’s designs were definitely one of the most memorable of the whole festival.

    His black and red anarkali was skilfully detailed. The lace armed sleeves merged perfectly with the ruby red embroidery on the back of the ensemble, and looked quintessentially spectacular.

    The floral hem and sleeve meticulously broke up the black body of the gown, whilst the red and gold matha patti flawlessly typified the design.

    Kuki Concept then presented a beautiful collection of soft nude and peach designs. The genius behind the collection, Zahid Khan, unveiled what might be the most innovatively unique design of the entire event.

    Pakistan Fashion Festival 2015 ~ North America Tour

    Using a gorgeous, satin material for the outer layer of the dress, the fabric wrapped around the model’s figure, creating an enviable silhouette with its textured fabric.

    Heavily jewelled embroidery was cleverly used for the dress’ straps, and was also splashed across the waist of the dress, as well as towards the lower section.

    A beautiful sheer net formed the dress’ trail, which ethereally floated behind as the model strutted her stuff.

    Finishing off the stunning style was a full length, white dupatta, which was lined with golden embellishments.

    Pakistan Fashion Festival 2015~North America Tour

    Hamna Amir and Faisal Jewellers brought the glitz and glam to the Fashion Festival, wowing audiences with their statement pieces.

    Faisal presented his choker style designs, matched with matha patti’s and bracelets.

    His rich red and gold design stood against the plain black garment, and fully exemplified Faisal’s ability to create eye capturing jewellery.

    Hamna Amir showcased a silver and gold collection of matha patti’s, earrings, necklaces, and arm jewellery.

    Pakistan Fashion Festival 2015~North America Tour

    Using silver stones throughout, dashes of gold jewels beautifully merged together the two contrasting colours.

    The arm piece was heavily draped in jewels, but gradually lessened towards the hand detailing, providing an elegantly soft look.

    Pakistan Fashion Festival was definitely a fashion success, and provided designers with the platform to present their collections internationally.

    With so many gorgeous designs, we couldn’t possibly choose a favourite.

    To sneak a peek at some of the unique collections, take a look at our gallery, and decide for yourself who you think triumphed at the Pakistan Fashion Festival 2015!

    Danielle is an English & American Literature graduate and fashion enthusiast. If she isn't finding out what's in vogue, it's classic Shakespeare texts. She lives by the motto- "Work hard, so you can shop harder!"

    Images courtesy of Omer K and Omer K.'s Photography



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