By Ruwa Shah
Lahore: Kashmir’s traditional ‘phiran’, an oversized gown, got a makeover at the PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week 2016 here.
The designs looked royal and light by selection of earthy shades and soft pastels.
In fact, Shahjahan also chose Kashmir’s famous embroidery — Ari work — for her designs. Ari was done on cotton linen with contemporary chic detailing and edgy silhouettes.
Her signature floral motif was an integral part of the collection’s embellishments, which were purposely minimal to ensure that the primary focus is on the silhouette.
“I have always been inspired by the old and vintage and have been exploring Pakistan’s rich and colourful heritage to seek inspiration. I found it with Kashmir,” Shahjahan told the media here at the event organised by the Pakistan Fashion Design Council (PFDC).