PIA gets a Fash­ion­able Makeover

Enterprise - - Contents - By Sal­ima Feerasta

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

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