Festive Flamboyance

The season of festivals is here, rejoice! Over the years, festive dressing has become synonymous with a “more and more” aesthetic propagated by outlandish colour combinations, sequins and heavy embellishments and, well, lots of things you’d probably never wear in your daily life. In this festive season, everything revolves around glitter and gleam.

A luxurious festive wardrobe simply cannot be complete without the traditional glamour of reds and blacks, being revamped with an edgy bold attitude which are quickly becoming signature. The festive trends that are trending hot on the fashion radar also include ethereal whites. This season, the runways were flooded with ethereal pieces of white and silver work, Chitrali embroidery, gold metallic embellishments and bead work were absolutely mesmerising. We’ve also spotted an exciting new trend on the fashion radar, and it’s a breath of fresh air: the delicate floral embroidery designs.

We can’t forget about the statement shoulders when we’re talking about what’s trending this season. The temperatures may be dropping but the sizzling glamour of off-the-shoulder and cold shoulder statements only seems to be getting bolder. This festive winter season is all about sparkle, glitter, and chandelier-like silver embellishments that allow you to make a bold entrance and shine like the centre of attention. Don’t shy away from sparkle and sequins, and embrace the traditional silver work with contemporary cuts and modern accents.

• Designer: Akbar Aslam
• Styling: Aarinda Tul Noor
• Jewellery: Zaheen Kamran
• Make up: Sunil Nawab
• Photography: Alee Hassan
• Models: Minal Khan, Alizeh Shah