The sounds of Bollywood tracks "Humma humma", "O humdum suniyo re" and "Maahi ve" resonated as models sashayed across the PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week 2015 (PSFW) 2015 ramp here in creations by designer Zara Shahjahan. For an Indian onlooker, it was a moment of pride.
Many associate bold cuts, colours and patterns with Indian fashion whereas Pakistani designs are said to ooze with smart detailing and craftsmanship. However, both the markets are unique and different in their own way, says Saad Ali, CEO of Pakistan Fashion Design Council, the only fashion council in the country that was conceived with the aim to felicitate Pakistani designers.
Sophisticated and elegant without any skin show -- that’s how most people describe Pakistan’s fashion. But designers of the country are trying hard to break the perception through their creations. Fahad Hussayn’s range ”Democrats Midsummer 2015”, showcased at the opening day of the eighth edition of the Pakistan Fashion Design Council Sunsilk Fashion Week (PSFW), was an effort to represent freedom of choice to dress as one desires.