Saturday, 29 November 2014
|What's On in Karachi 27th-3rd Dec 2014|
What's on in Karachi this week. Whether you're looking for Movies, Live Entertainment, Art or Shopping Exhibitions, scroll down for the best of what Karachi has to offer this week.
Highlights include the fun-packed Creative Karachi Festival, Risham Syed's art Exhibition and the launch of Outhouse jewellery in Pakistan.
Wednesday, 26 November 2014
|Fun for the whole family|
The Second Floor (T2F) is one of the most vibrant artistic forums in the city, encouraging performance art, creative writing and a host of other arts. They have arranged a fabulous festival this weekend at the Alliance Francaise de Karachi in collaboration with the Karachi Accueil Society.
Monday, 24 November 2014
Madiha Raza’s stunning “Flight of Birds” collection steals the show at Maybelline New York Millennial Fashion 2014
|Madiha Raza's Flight of Birds collection was the highlight of the evening|
Fashion Pakistan Council’s showcase for new talent was a low-key yet beautifully professional event. Held at the Indus Valley School of Art & Architecture, Maybelline New York Millennial Fashion 2014 had all the trappings of fashion week in miniature. A select crowd of established designers, fashion media and trade representatives watched shows by five upcoming designers.
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Sunday, 23 November 2014
|A taste of what Fashion Pakistan Week A/W 2014 has in store|
Saturday, 22 November 2014
|Shamaeel Ansari's Metropolis collection vs Shamraf's casual wear|
By Manaal Khalid
So I’m going to my first fashion week this month! After hours and hours of uploading pictures and features, I finally get to immerse myself in the fashionista world of Karachi. For those of you who hope to be in my shoes one day, here’s a quick glimpse into Fashion Week and how to make the most of it.
Thursday, 20 November 2014
|What's on in Karachi - 20th - 26th Nov 2014|
Highlights include Qawwali Night, the Creative Karachi Festival arranged by T2F and the movie sequel in the Hunger Games series hitting cinemas this weekend! Also, The Second International Conference on Karachi 2014 offers an unparalleled opportunity for discourse on our city.
Tuesday, 18 November 2014
|Abel Emmanuel's upcoming Scarlet Night Collection - prints, swatches and sketches|
|Shamaeel Ansari's collection "The Wedding" from PLBW 2104|
|Ammara Khan showcases her bridal collection at PLBW 2014|
Monday, 17 November 2014
From the incredible intricacy of his embroidery to the silhouettes he showed, Fahad Hussayn shone at PFDC L'Oreal Fashion Week. He is probably one of the most under-rated designers we have today. Once you move beyond his love of gothic styling, you realise that Hussayn is a master craftsman.
|'Putlighar' by Fahad Hussayn at PLBW 2014|
Sunday, 16 November 2014
Karachi – messy, slightly dangerous and hot as hell – it’s a place that will infuriate you and seduce you. This is as cosmopolitan as Pakistan gets – you’ll meet all sorts in Karachi. Fast-paced and just a bit insane, it’s a city that will get under your skin.
Whether you move to Karachi from abroad or from elsewhere in Pakistan, Karachi will change you – not always for the better.
|Karachi-ites have a high opinion of themselves|
Asifa & Nabeel's PFDC L'Oreal Bridal Collection comprised pretty shaadi-wear in a palette that ranged from off-white through old gold to soft mint and coral. While there was nothing groundbreaking about their Meena Maniratna collection, it included plenty of attractive wedding outfits. A solid, commercially smart range from the duo.
|'Meena-Maniratna' by Asifa & Nabeel at PLBW 2014|
Friday, 14 November 2014
|Nida Azwer Arabesque collection 2014 Price: Rs8,000|
Splurge on these gorgeous Nida Azwer trousers from her Arabesque collection from Fashion Pakistan Week 6 or grab a similar pair from Unbeatable for a similar look at a fraction of the price.
|Nida Azwer FPW 2014|
|Saira Shakira showcase their Bridal Collection at PLBW 2014|
Saira Shakira "Midsummer Night's Dream" collection was brave and experimental. Anyone who's ever been to their studio knows that Saira Shakira are more than capable of churning out beautiful formal wear. What they chose to put on the ramp, however, was challengingly avant-garde. They played with shirt collars, capes and asymmetry.
Thursday, 13 November 2014
|Karma Red's 'The Lotus Raj Collection' at PLBW 2014|
Tuesday, 11 November 2014
|HSY Finale PLBW 2014|
Monday, 10 November 2014
So we love spotting great buys here on Karachista and today we're launching a new feature: "Star Buy". Each week we'll be featuring outfits we love that are currently in store. This week we have two great options - a gorgeous chikan and lace kurta from Farah Talib Aziz's Eid collection and a velvet formal embroidered shirt from Chinyere's Winter 2014 range.
|A stunning lace and chikan confection by Farah Talib Aziz|
Saturday, 8 November 2014
|Despite the absence of the Lahore contingent, the list of participants at FPW is stellar|
Friday, 7 November 2014
Highlights include fringe live performances at T2F, Akshay Kumar's new movie The Shaukeens and a HipHop Festival at Port Grand.
Thursday, 6 November 2014
|Nida Azwer's "The Ghalib Collection" at PLBW 2014|
Nida Azwer’s Ghalib Collection is quintessential Nida – intricate, understated, elegant and feminine.
The collection includes the classic sihouettes that she does so well – the angharkas, the peshwazes and the saris – as well as the jumpsuit and jacket combo that Nida was one of the first to introduce.
Wednesday, 5 November 2014
|Pure health cafe in Karachi offers a flavoursome, nutritious menu that won't pile on the pounds|
|Zara Shahjahans' Bridal Collection PLBW 2014|
Zara Shahjahan’s “A Folk Tale” collection had a distinctly Northern Pakistan feel with wide-legged shalwars and pretty worked waistcoats. Other key features included short shirts, cigarette pants and ghararas. Shahjahan used net and velvet to great effect, along with Jamawar accents.
Monday, 3 November 2014
|Essie's luxury signature Manicure Pedicure is now available in Pakistan|
Sunday, 2 November 2014
|Karachi's cuisine is some of the best in the world Photos: Iman Mufti|