Top 5 Collections from PSFW17 – Republic by Omar Farooq
Here are FNTL’s favorite collection from PSFW17
The tenth PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week (PSFW17) officially commenced on 13th April 2017, also marking the eighth consistent year of the prêt a porter platform. As announced, PFDC introduced an evolved show concept and structure. Continuing with the structured approach to fashion showcases, PFDC team built on their commitment to 3 distinct platforms within PSFW17 – With separate and dedicated showcases for Luxury/Prêt designers, High-Street brands and Textile houses this year.
All three days of PSFW17 were somewhat of a fashion disappointment. Many collections seemed like a half-hearted attempt at high street fashion by designers who usually do well with bridal collections. Despite this, we still managed to pick a few collections that worked on many levels. These designers managed to score a home run with their collections – One of our top 5 picks is:
Republic by Omar Farooq
Republic by Omer Farooq showcased “PARADOX” collection at PSFW17. The collection took its inspiration from the Japanese work-play balance. “Paradox” explored the contradicting sub-cultures that seem to harmoniously evolving with one another, much like the current state of fashion that is generated by a number of opposing influences seamlessly blending into each other.
The collection made use of cotton, denim, jersey, tropical wool and a variety of silks to create structured silhouettes. The color palette for the collection was based in primitive colors like black, white and grey. These showcased utility and practicality synonymous with Japanese industrial workers. At the same time, detailing the pieces in bursts of color and collage like photographs balanced the ensembles and took into account the fast paced nightlife prevalent in Japan.
It’s not easy creating a trendy menswear collection in Pakistan, but Omar Farooq managed to do so flawlessly. The collection was current, young and hip – with multi-colored and geometric print shirts, structured and distressed jackets, and even some experimental lab coats! Every detail was well thought out and managed to create a collection that gives out a message to the industry to rethink menswear and move away from traditional lines!