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Sania Maskatiya wins international acclaim at New York Fashion Week

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Pakistan’s leading fashion design house Sania Maskatiya returned to the prestigious New York Fashion Week (NYFW) platform with its Fall/Winter 2019. The collection was part of the Council of Aspiring American Fashion Designers’ (CAAFD) long running tradition of introducing emerging designer showcases.

Maskatiya is the first Pakistani designer and design house to showcase officially at the NYFW platform, having debuted last year at NYFW S/S19 with its dedicated western wear line – Sania Studio.

Maskatiya showcased her F/W 2019 luxe evening wear collection on Tuesday. The collection was received with raving audience reviews. The energy and elegance of this landmark collection is encompassed through luxe fabrics in metallic shades and chic silhouettes.

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Embodying elements both heritage and nouveau, this collection evokes a sublime subtlety featuring the signature Maskatiya intricate embellishments and fusion silhouettes.

In attendance at the show was Pakistan’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations in NYC Maleeha Lodhi among other New York based socialites and personalities.

“Sania Maskatiya showcased her F/W 2019 luxe evening wear collection to much critical acclaim and raving audience reviews. In attendance at the show was Pakistan’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to UN Maleeha Lodhi among other prominent socialites and personalities”

CAAFD is known for its rigorous review process in choosing designers to showcase their work at NYFW and this is indeed big breakthrough for Pakistan’s fashion industry.

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Maskatiya is best known for her specialised, versatile prints, textile design based on pure textures, exceptional hues and fine craftsmanship. The design house engages in some of the best craftsmanship in Pakistan, coming from generations of artisans who have specialised and perfected their craft. The brand is known for including rich textiles, fabric design and embroidery within their pieces. Maskatiya has quickly become Pakistan’s most lauded designer and most prized fashion export.

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CAAFD is a non-profit organisation founded through a collaborative effort by a few key pioneers in the fashion industry with the ambitious goal of promoting designers who aspire to expand their brand awareness and do business in the US. CAAFD educates, promotes and empowers aspiring designers and fashion professionals in gaining a foothold in the fashion business, giving them every opportunity to become the renowned designer they yearn to be.

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Cannes 2019 Day 1 Best Dressed

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Once a year, the stars of world cinema descend on the South of France to toast artistic achievement and nothing compares to the glamour of Cannes. . Even if your film isn’t competing for the Palme d’Or, the festival offers countless opportunities to shine, thanks to 11 days worth of screenings, premieres, and photo calls where fashion takes center stage. As stars climb the steps of the Palais des Festivals, they do so knowing the world is watching, pulling out all the style moments unlike anything you’ll see elsewhere. Bolder is always better at Cannes!

Here, see the best of the festival’s fashion as it happens

1.Elle Fanning

Elle Fanning in Gucci at the premiere of The Dead Don’t Die

2.Izabel Goulart

Izabel in Zuhair Murad at the premiere of Rocketman

3. Bella Hadid

Bella in a Dior gown and Bulgari jewels.

4.Shailene Woodley

Shailene in Dior

5.Tilda Swinton

Tilda Swinton in Haider Ackerman

6.Araya A. Hargate

Araya A. Hargate in Ralph & Russo

7. Julianne Moore

Julianne in Dior Haute Couture and Chopard jewels

8.Selena Gomez

Selena in a Louis Vuitton with Bulgari Jewels

9.Priyanka Chopra

Priyanka Chopra in Honayada

10.Deepika Padukone

Deepika in a custom made Dundas

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Style Chaser ft. Mehek Saeed

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Our muse this time is an enigmatic one; Mehek Saeed, renowned for her beauty and keen fashion sense.

Favouring the house of Kamiar Rokni, Mehek can be seen effortlessly pulling off their embroidered colourful top paired with a simple black frilled skirt.
Opting for a neon green Hussain Rehar suit, Mehek Saeed looks outstanding, her makeup, styling and jewelry are simply on point, tips we can borrow for our next outing.
The perfect contemporary shaadi look, Mehek Saeed encapsulates desi vibes with her Zuria Dor wardrobe, putting together a perfect blend of dark colours which complement her, she has surely outdone everyone.
Mehek Saeed can be seen going for a minimalist look here, a high-neck kameez that showcases a transparent fall, her shades matching with the shalwar. A comfortable yet chic fit.
Wearing a floral exquisitely crafted jumpsuit by Zainab Salman, Mehek can be seen oozing elegance. This is definitely a look we should be adding to our lists.
Mehek Saeed rocking an ombré ruffled top, her out of the box aesthetic is eye-catching and unique.
A well put together ensemble by Hussain Rehar that reminds one of spring, Mehek Saeed owns the look and puts her own little spin on it.
Finishing off the list is one of Mehek’s casual looks, donning her favourite MangoSS19 collection, she gives us an idea of what to wear on our next brunch.

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Suhoor with Burning Giraffe

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Sumrina Khan and Hassan Agha came together to host a splendid evening for us this past week. All the girls were dressed in gorgeous Cross Stitch outfits and fed till our tummies were full. The food, the ambiance and the wonderful company made this Sehri one to remember!

Tajwar Chaudhry, Sumrina Khan, Salina Khan and Daneese Ali
Team Burning Giraffe – Hassan Agha, Sahar Noon and Agha Najeeb
Publicist Shireen Rehman and Creative head, Cross Stitch – Mishal Asad

Sehri in full swing

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