Fashion

Erum Khan – Nawabzaadi Bridal Couture Collection

2017 is almost here! Before we begin our end-of-year celebrations tomorrow with bubbles, fireworks and baked treats, one more post for our loyal readers. The Fashion Orientalist wishes everyone a Happy New Year, filled with happiness, success, love and joy!…

Best of Pakistan Fashion Week London 2016

As you may have noticed we made some changes to The Fashion Orientalist website! It looks a lot more glamorous than before, I hope you all agree. But due to these changes I had no time to feature the best…

Haute Elan Interviews The Fashion Orientalist

Haute Elan, the global destination for modest fashion, approached me for an interview about The Fashion Orientalist and my personal style. You can read the full interview below! Head to haute-elan.com to browse their beautiful web shop and read inspiring…

Élan Bridal Couture – ‘Palais Indochine’
Luxury designer Khadijah Shah organised an extravagant bridal show to celebrate the 10th anniversary of her brand Élan, during which she unveiled her Bridal Couture Collection 2016 'Palais Indochine'. The show look place in Lahore, Pakistan and was live streamed…
Fashion Forward Dubai Spring Summer 2017

Season 8 of Fashion Forward Dubai took place from the 21st of October until the 23th, showcasing Spring/Summer 2017 collections by 33 ready-to-wear and couture designers from The Middle East. My top favourite shows this season are by Said Mahrouf,…

Amazon India Fashion Week – Spring Summer 2017

FDCI Amazon India Fashion Week Spring – Summer 2017 took place from the 12th of October until the 16th, showcasing the fashion trends for next summer. I am writing this while seated on the couch, wrapped up in a blanket,…

PFDC L’Oréal Paris Bridal Week 2016 Highlights Part II

The sixth edition of PFDC L’Oréal Paris Bridal Week 2016 took place from the 28th until the 30th of September in Lahore, Pakistan. This event is a collaboration between the Pakistan Fashion Design Council (PFDC) and the world’s leading beauty…

PFDC L’Oréal Paris Bridal Week 2016 Highlights Part I

The sixth edition of PFDC L’Oréal Paris Bridal Week 2016 took place from the 28th until the 30th of September in Lahore, Pakistan. This event is a collaboration between the Pakistan Fashion Design Council (PFDC) and the world’s leading beauty…

Fashion Designer Profile: Indo-Western Fusion clothing designed by Aruni

Contemporary ready-to-wear label Aruni is the creation of Indian-Thai fashion designer Aruni Banditanukul. You could say that Aruni was born to be a fashion designer, working for her families’ textile business from a young age…learning the tricks of the trade…fuelling…

London Fashion Week – Omar Mansoor Spring/Summer 2017

Last weekend Omar Mansoor showcased his spring/summer 2017 ready-to-wear collection at London Fashion Week. ‘Royae Shahdokht’ translates to ‘dreams of a princess’ and is a collection inspired by the Faravahar, an ancient Persian symbol with Zoroastrian (one of the world’s…