Zahra Sayeed's Pret Wear Launch
With spring just around the corner, many designers are coming up with their latest seasonal collections. Recently, a budding fashion designer, Zahra Sayeed also launched her spring collection of ready to wear casuals and semi formal outfits at an exhibition held at Grandeur Art Gallery.
The young designer entered the fashion industry about a year and half ago. With no formal educational background in fashion, she prefers to let her work speak for itself. Zahra's passion for experimenting with silk, chiffon, georgette, cotton and chicken fabrics is obvious in her latest spring collection.
While talking to MAG at the launching, she stated, "I think that a simple lawn or cotton outfit can give you the desired trendy look if designed in a chic manner. There is a dire need of nicely tailored outfits enhanced with laces or embellishments."
While defining her work philosophy she said, "I usually try to emphasise on the cuts and fall of the fabric. The latest fad of long, flowing shirts appeals to me a lot." She believes that a garment should be designed in a way that enhances the beauty of person sporting it. "My dresses are designed to suit the needs of the modern women, especially working women," adds Zahra.
The basic purpose behind the launch of the spring collection was to present a gorgeous pret line at affordable prices. "I want to make fashionable outfits available at reasonable rates, so that women can buy multiple pieces at affordable prices," she explained.
The fusion of eastern and western elements in the modern fashion scene has greatly inspired the talented designer. "The classy and eccentric pieces are the result of influence of eastern tradition on contemporary fashion. The flared shirts teamed up with churidar look elegant," says the creative designer.
She intends to make women feel chic and modern when wearing her designs.
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Latest Venture: Leap into the Land of Lawn
Q: What are your upcoming projects this year?
A: I can't reveal the projects in the pipeline for later this year. But as of now, I am launching my branded lawn collection on 19th March in Karachi. I am really looking forward to this exciting venture.
Q: What inspired you to launch exquisite lawn collection?
A: Lawn has its own contemporary charm and it is the mainstay of fashion today. It is the most popularly worn fabric by the modern Pakistani women. Considering its wide scale appeal, I decided that it's high time I venture into the land of lawn.
Q: This is the first time your fans will enjoy your taste in lawn. How do you feel about this launch?
A: To be honest, I am really psyched out. I have high hopes attached with this collection of summer fabric. I wish that my lawn prints be well received by my fans. Let's wait and watch. Only time will tell. Fingers crossed.
Q: Every other day, a new lawn collection props up on the billboards. How is Deepak Perwani lawn any different from the rest of the fabric available in the market?
A: There's no denying that with the plethora of lawn exhibitions being held ever so frequently in Karachi, it's hard to carve a niche for yourself in the land of lawn. But my patent motifs, elaborate designs and innovative prints are something that will appeal to the masses.
Q: What about the fabric. How will that differ?
A: I am pretty confident about the light and airy fabric best suited for the hot and sultry weather. My lawn will be a woman's faithful companion throughout the summer season.
Q: How will the colour palette satiate our appetite for summery shades?
A: The colour palette is vast. From subtle and pastel hues to bolder, more experimental shades, women will have a wider platter to choose from.
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iPad 2 Finally Revealed
The makers of the iPhone and iPad have finally revealed the second iteration of their popular tablet the iPad. It now features a 1GHz dual-core A5 chip and, finally, cameras, both on the front and rear. The new CPU is said to be up to twice as fast, with graphics performance up to nine times better than on the original iPad, while power requirements have been kept the same. Battery life is, consequently, unaltered, promising 10 hours. What you will get is an enlarged speaker grille on the back, as expected, and the same 1024 x 768 resolution and IPS LCD screen technology as on the original iPad. 720p video recording at 30fps will be on tap from the rear-facing camera, which can also do a 5x digital zoom if you're into that kind of thing, whereas the front-facing imager will record at a more modest VGA resolution, also at 30fps. There's a new cover for the device, which is best defined by Steve Jobs himself: "We designed the case right alongside the product. It's not a case – it's a cover." Basically, it's a magnetic flap that protects the front and automatically wakes and puts the device to sleep according to whether it's open or closed. The iPad 2 is 33 percent thinner than its predecessor, at a mind-melting 8.8mm, and a little lighter at just over 600g, while paintjob options have been expanded: you'll get a choice between white and black. In terms of new software, the company is launching iOS 4.3 alongside the new iPad and bringing with it much improved Safari performance as well as FaceTime, Photo Booth, iMovie and GarageBand apps specifically for the newly camera-enriched iPad. Personal Hotspot capabilities are also arriving in the latest version of the OS, but they'll be exclusive to the iPhone 4, so you won't be able to share your 3G iPad's connection. The minimum compatible version of iTunes for the new iPad 2 will be the freshly released 10.2.