Top 5 Collections from PSFW17 – Misha Lakhani
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:
Misha Lakhani showcased her “Caravan” collection at PFSW17’s Luxury/Prêt Grouped Show segment. The collection was about poetic storytelling through hand-woven fabrics and superior fit.
The sustainably produced collection incorporated light, bright and relaxed hand-woven separates with charming details – all of which exude a modern decadence. Caravan sets about fusing craftwork traditions practiced by artisans from around Pakistan with the shapes and movement of modern life. These crafts included time-honed technique of applique, hand-woven textiles and fabric manipulation.
We completely fell in love with the hand woven khadi silk fabrics and instantly felt that we were somehow at Lakme Fashion Week (coming from us, this is a compliment)! The weave of the fabrics, color combinations and cuts worked wonders and made the simplest outfits stand out from the crowd. Loose tops, off shoulder capes and sleek shirts made this a one of kind collections that can easily compete at international standards, unlike many others from PSFW17. It was a also a breather from over the top prints and over worked pret wear seen everywhere. The collection was practical, trendy and above all wearable.