Pakistani designer Sania Maskatiya launched her Winter Festive 2019/2020 collection INARA earlier this month. INARA features Sania’s signature handcrafted pieces, perfect for the upcoming winter festivities. The collection comprises of 80 distinct designs. It includes embellished and digital printed outfits, in bright hues, jewel tones and a classic monochromatic palette. For INARA, Sania Maskatiya has used a wide range of fabrics including velvets, cotton nets, crepes and silks, embellished with gota, zardoze and ari techniques.
What are the winter festive trends for 2019/20? According to fashion platform WhoWhatWear, hot colors are a trend this season, including bold shades like fuchsia and orange. INARA includes a lot of must-have pieces in bright fuchsia shades.
+ the velvet trend isn’t going anywhere yet. We saw a lot of velvet on the runway at recent Indian and Pakistani fashion weeks. It is a great option for the festive season, but not an easy trend to pull off. A velvet dress can look chic, but if you are opting for velvet separates, be careful with your styling as it might look OTT. Sania’s collection features several pieces made with velvet. Elegant pieces adorned with intricate embroidery.
It’s the light flowing silhouettes in black & white that really stand out. A stunning black saree gown with white floral details, and a stunning traditional style gown with white embroidery all over and dupatta scarf are my top picks from this collection. Both gowns are traditional styles with a contemporary twist.
Check out my must-haves from this collection in the gallery below!
Photographer: Shahbaz Shazi
Make-up: Nabila NPro
Jewellery: Allure by MHT, @azurebyszk
Models: Ersa Batool, Mushk Kaleem, Rabia Zahid, Roshanay Afridi