Versace Inspired by PIA Fashions
It comes as a great compliment to Pakistani designers when the fashion world in Paris is inspired by their creations. This is what happened when Versace presented its Menswear Collection for Summer 2015 and it was clear that some of the designs had been inspired by Pakistani fashions, more particularly by Nomi Ansari and the fashion styles he did for the cabin crew of Pakistan International Airlines. The latest Versace Menswear collection bore a striking resemblance to the Pakistani shalwar-kameez in general and the styles and colours that Nomi Ansari had crafted for PIA, in particular.
Donatella Versace herself provides artistic direction to the colour pal- ette used by her designers and she is a great believer in solid block colours in the basic green, red and blue range. This time, however, she seemed to be quite moved by the deep colour palette that Nomi Ansari had used for his winning PIA cabin crew outfit designs.
The Versace couture collection this summer seems to have made especially good use of the hues that were so dominant at the PIA ramp show and caught a special eye of the judges. From the deep blues and hot mauves to eye-catching grays, the colour palette had made quite a mark at the PIA fashion show.