They primped and we watched. HUM Style Awards is one of the biggest platforms nationwide, celebrating the local fashion aesthetics to a dime of details. What dress you wear, therefore, goes down in fashion history. Which actresses will land on the Best Dressed list and which will, sadly, find their photos designated as The Worst? Classic shapes or colours, silhouette or puffy trains, fearlessness with experimenting or classic sari choice, embellishments like sequins or lace or glitzy silk of thousand craftsmanship, was it really a statement appearance? Exclusive, lavish and highly crafted, couture creations belong to fashion enthusiasts and the red carpet. For some brands, the red carpet affords them an opportunity to showcase their craftsmanship and creativity; for others it might just be a platform to make headlines – in a good or a bad way! Fashion desk gives an insight to who wear what – effortlessly making a statement on the red carpet galore of HUM Style Awards 2018. While last year’s red carpet was all about delicate, sugary pastels, this year’s strongest trend was sparkle, bling and going bold.
Body-accentuating silhouettes, ruffles, and gowns are trends that have one thing in common — when paired with one-shoulder styles they become instant winners. Don’t believe me? Check out how Sanam Saeed sported this look on the red carpet and you’d agree. Emerald green stripes with basic white that ended up with beautifully printed floral pattern by Shehla Chatoor is so on point. A wayward ruffled neckline strap, slipping wantonly down an ivory arm, caused an uproar. Ultra-sophisticated and radiance coming from east with this goddess!
Instead of employing a smart mix of floor-length glamour with shimmer and sparkle, Mawra managed to pull off an impressively polished look in a traditional sari by Indian design house, Label D. Gota embellishments on the pallu complemented the rich chiffon sleeves that shimmered on stage. Where makeup had a cast of gold, the young actress paired her look with statement chandelier earrings that added oodles of glamour to her ensemble. Speaking volume of traditional heritage the sari draped in very Gujrati style. Here’s how you keep the wattage high in a very eastern and shimmery finish.
Subtle, white and ruffles, Ayesha made a statement with a hemline and edgy cuts that allowed for some leg-flashing in Ahmad Kalia Couture. Bold white that hardly counted as a neutral but went on to the spectrum of sexy appeal to the couture silhouette, radiating gold flashing to detail as if the off shoulder gown made ruffles of flower petals, with gold as the intricate core. Where many celebrities use such ensembles as a feature to look romantic and others for a futuristic take, when such couture gown made its way to Pakistan entertainment industry, Ayesha Omar kept it white hot!
A muted colour and luxurious beading combined for a pretty look on Saba Qamar. Gloomy monsoon is all about dim lights, rain and deep colour combinations and Saba worked her ethereal gown perfectly. Delicacy gave way to decadent details, with bold embroidery adorning gown worn, all very Black Swan-esque, Saba rocked every inch of the look with no accessory mantra and sleek bunned hair. The perfect pattern play, detailing and cuts by Khadija Shah of Elan were all Holywood perfect.
Style and fashion chameleon made a statement appearance after quite some time. She took the draped trend and lent it her style sensibility. No complex cuts, extra fabric and unwanted bulk. Wrapped but well-fitted bodice of Maheen Karim’s ensemble kept Aamina on trend. That’s true style!
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