Trends: It isn't every day that veteran designers take to the ramp to support new talent, so it was a welcome surprise when two of Pakistan's biggest fashion icons, Hassan Sheheryar Yasin and Deepak Perwani, strutted their stuff for Nauman Arfeen.
Inspired by Persian art and called Persian Pickles, royal blue, dark brown and maroon were the colours of choice for the men's line entitled Haute After Dark. Celebrating "creativity after monotony", Nauman custom created a weave for this collection and used fabrics such as fur, double knotted raw silk, Irish suede and jamawar - fabrics that are traditionally not juxtaposed together. The result was a collection that stood out for its opulence and exquisite cuts.
Using paisleys to tie the collection together, an array of traditional wear including kurtas, sherwanis and shalwaar kameez were shown alongside suits, shirts and pants.
"This time I had to challenge myself, because we are breaking the monotony. I created my own weave and made a collection that is impactful and different, yet very wearable" said Nauman. "I'm so happy that my seniors are here to support me - there's a shortage of men's lines and their encouragement means a lot," he added.
"It's a very unified collection and I'm alway happy to support new designers, so it was a pleasure to walk the ramp for Nauman," said Deepak Perwani.
The Haute After Dark collection also included signature bags and shoes.