#FPW2016: The Best and Worst Collections on Day 1

Even though it is held twice in a year, Fashion Pakistan Week is the most anticipated fashion event in the country. All the top designers race to showcase their glamorous collections trying to outdo each other. This season’s Winter Festive #FPW2016 is currently in session and people are holding their breath, looking for ideas to update their wardrobes.

Let’s take a look at the collections that were unveiled on Day 1. Fashion powerhouses like HSY, Amir Adnan and Maheen Karim were amongst the few who opened fashion week. Their collections surely lived up to the hype.

FPW2016: Amir Adnan

FPW2016 amir adnan

The show started off with menswear by Amir Adnan. The collection titled ‘The Way Forward ‘featured dapper tuxedos, signature cut jackets, linen shirts and statement ties. Actor Feroz Khan was the showstopper. One tiny observation, the collection was only marred by the male models who walked the ramp looking very unenthusiastic. Hasnain Lehri aside we really need some better looking male models.

The best from Amir Adnan

FPW2016 amir adan best collection

The collection in general, was very well put together. However, these three stood out amongst the rest. Could be because of the models.

The not so very best

FPW2016 amir adnan designs

Nothing wrong with the outfits. They perhaps would have looked better on other models.


FPW2016 maheen karim collection

The second collection was by Maheen Karim. Taking inspiration from the women of Habsburg Empire, Tales of Vienna Woods showcased outfits for the woman of today to highlight the epitome of elegance that she is.

The best from Maheen Karim

FPW2016 maheen karim best designs

The top picks from Maheen Karim’s Collection Tales of Vienna Woods.


The not so very best

FPW2016 maheen karim designs

While we are all up for recycling, this was maybe taking things a tad bit too far.


The third collection showcased at Winter Festive #FPW2016 was by Mona Imran. Aptly titled ‘Gold Rush ‘it featured delicate gold highlights with outlines, cuts and fine weaving. With wedding season looming up ahead, this collection gave us much fodder to take inspiration from. Observation: female models looked slightly awkward dressed to the nines in traditional Pakistan formal wear. Sajjal Ali was the showstopper for Mona Imran.

The best from Mona Imran

FPW2016 mona imran

The not so very best

FPW2016 mona imran design

Could be the explosion of gold, could the models being uneasy.

FPW2016: Sobia Nazir

FPW2016 sobia nazir collection

Remember the trend of flapper dresses popular in 1920s? Sobia Nazir brought it back with her collection. A mix of fur, velvet and leather, it had some very interesting outfits and some that made us scratch our heads.


The best of Sobia Nazir

FPW2016 sobia nazir

The not so very best

FPW2016 sobia nazir design

Yes, she brought back the flapper trend. Did it wow us, not so much? Accompanied by furs the outfits went a little overboard.

FPW2016: Sana Yasir

FPW2016 sana yasir

The best by Sana Yasir

FPW2016 sana yasir collection

While we do feel sorry for these ladies wearing such heavy outfits, we have to agree they look lovely.

The not so very best

FPW2016 sana yasir design

Maybe the outfits were too bulky, or perhaps, they just didn’t excite us the way the others did. The model in the middle looks like she’s holding her breath.

FPW2016: Hamza Bukhari

The collection titled ‘Naurooz’ took inspiration from the forgotten Persian art. All the outfits told the story from the rich Persian heritage that have been lost within the sands of time. The bright colors in this collection were a sharp contrast to the pastels of Sana Yasir.

The Best of Hamza Bokhari

FPW2016 hamza bukhari

The not so best

FPW2016 hamza bukhari

This collection has the distinction of having outfits that took our breaths away. This one is in this list only because the model doesn’t look too happy about it.

FPW2016: HSY

FPW2016 hsy

The all black collection titled Onyx had some outfits more suited for Halloween than #FPW2016. However, we can chalk that up to HSY being HSY. The showstopper was Bilal Ashraf.

The Best of HSY


The not so best


If you’re thinking of what to dress up as for Halloween? We suggest you take inspiration from these. If Hasnain Lehri’s pants were a little longer and the other model’s jacket slightly more zipped up, they would have escaped this fate.

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Post Author: Fariha Azad

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