PIA gets a Fashionable Makeover
PIA have unveiled their new uniforms based on the work of some of the biggest names in Pakistani Fashion.
A total of sixteen top designers presented their visions for PIA’s new uniform and a distinguished panel of judges awarded marks to each. Zeba Bakhtiar, Tariq Amin, Naz Mansha and Indus Valley Dean Shehnaz Ismail were among the judges.
The presentations were as varied as the designers themselves. Sania Maskatiya and Nida Azwer drew inspiration from the national flower and bird. Azwer paired her colourful scarves with shalwar kameezes trimmed with complementary colours. She included pants as an alternative to the shalwar and included pretty blue waistcoats in the look. She chose a beret as a cap which had too much of a military feel and didn’t really appeal.
Maskatiya, meanwhile, showed pants and waistcoats in her trademark textured fabric. Her buttoned hats were a hit but the outfits generally had too much going on. Maheen Karim took her inspiration from Pakistani Art and showed three beautiful outfits that drew on the same roots but were very dissimilar.
Misha Lakhani proposed an avant-garde, demure yet almost western ensemble with a jaunty Jinnah cap.
Maheen Khan’s offering was elegantly simple and HSY used dark colours and embroidery to great effect.
Khaadi’s popular outfits featured colourful waistcoats and typically bright ethic borders but Nomi Ansari surprised with designs that were stark