Pakistan

Fashion Parade London 2016

Fashion Parade London took place on the 31st of May 2016, showcasing South Asia’s finest fashion designers…

A Fashion Orientalist Favorite – HSY’s collection ‘INK’

Traditionally, the month of May kicked off with The Met Gala or Met Ball, an annual fundraising gala for the benefit of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York City (a real mouthful!). It marks the grand…

PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week 2015 – Highlights

The 8th edition of PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week 2015 took place from the 18th until the 21st of April in Pakistan. The event, organized by the Pakistan Fashion Design Council (PFDC), showcased the prêt a porter collections from talented Pakistani…

PFDC L’Oréal Paris Bridal Week 2014 – Highlights

PFDC L’Oréal Paris Bridal Week 2014 (PLBW), one of my favorite fashion weeks, took place from the 30th of September until the 2nd of October 2014. PLBW is a real treat for fashion enthusiasts, as it shows the best bridal…

Nida Azwer Eid 2014: Where Traditional meets Contemporary

The Fashion Orientalist has always been a journey for me; discovering different clothing styles from different cultures…with every article I write I discover something new. At the end of the day I’m left feeling inspired and hope I can also…

Sania Maskatiya Eid 2014 Bar-e-Sagheer

Today I present another Eid collection as part of our Fashion Orientalist Eid special, which includes designs by three different designers from the Pakistani fashion scene. If you missed part one, check it out here: http://thefashionorientalist.com/2014/07/22/ayesha-somaya-eid-collection-2014/ Pakistani designer Sania Maskatiya…

Ayesha Somaya – Eid Collection 2014

This week we will be featuring three Eid collections by different designers from the Pakistani fashion world. The holiday Eid al-Fitr will take place next week and is a time of celebration for Muslims from around the world who have…

Nida Azwer Atelier: Luxurious bridal gowns

The Nida Azwer Atelier recently showcased their bridal collection during the Bridal Couture Week in Lahore, Pakistan. ‘The Hyderabad Collection’ draws inspiration from the traditional Hyderabadi Nawabs. The Mughal Empire Hyderabad is the capital of the southern Indian State of…

Mahgul for Nasreen Shaikh: The Timur Collection

Whenever I get an invite to an extravagant family party or oriental style wedding, I’m overwhelmed with excitement. I have to selfishly admit most of this excitement is due to the fact that I can wear something special for the…

The House of Kamiar Rokni: The Orientalist

The House of Kamiar Rokni introduced their haute couture, bridal collection during PFDC L’Oreal Paris Bridal Week, Pakistan last month. You can understand our excitement when we heard this collection was named ‘The Orientalist’. A collection inspired by Orientalism; the…