Ace designer and couturier Shamaeel Ansari opened this season’s Fashion Pakistan Week, winter festive 2017. Shamaeel Ansari’s creations were an art one wishes to witness, almost like a fashion revelation, each exhibition put up by the designer revolves around a historic story.
Shamaeel’s design process depicts in depth research conducted in places she has personally visited. Her education and passion is visible in intricate details embroidered on the clothes which are inspired by the vintage glamour of gold encrusting of the royal Kaftans from the Topkapi Sarayi. The vibrancy of Caucasian needlework is distinctive and unique to her collections which bring on the ramp flavours of Turkey; sublime as the soul of the dervishes, sensual as the spice bazaars and regal as the ottoman court. The collection speaks intensely of fabric preparation using modern technology yet has antique colour-ways that provide the market unique variety in craft yet fashion which is eternally wearable.
The solo show was organized at her place which is her studio as well, the setup and ambiance was specially created to make the collection even more grand. Choreography was done by leading photographer Rizwan Ul Haq while hair and makeup was done by super talented Nabila.
The start of the show was itself a unique idea that we can’t wait to see the magic for the coming three days.