Indian and Pakistani designers present latest collections in London
Stitch Three (formerly Faisana), a unique, high fashion retail and studio concept, will be presenting the Spring/ Summer collections of three hot fashion properties from India and Pakistan: Malini Ramani (India); Maheen Karim and Misha Lakhani (Pakistan). Additionally, fine and costume jewellery will be showcased by Inaaya and Sonali Creations respectively.
Welcoming Spring/ Summer in with style, Stitch Three presents Fashion Day Out – an UK exclusive, South Asian fashion exhibition and trunk show taking place on Saturday 14th March, 12 – 6pm, Athenaeum Hotel, 116 Piccadilly, London W1J 7BJ. Visitors will have the opportunity to purchase exquisite, high fashion pieces at domestic, India and Pakistan retail prices.
For the past 12 years, Malini Ramani has designed women’s wear that has revolutionised the way modern, urban Indian women dress. Her original, ‘rock star meets Indian princess’ look has built a following of loyal fans from around the world, including Bollywood ladies such as Shilpa Shetty, Esha Gupta, Tabu and Ekta Kapoor among others. Her most popular styles range from jumpsuits, kaftans and wrap dresses, easy to wear travel and resort pieces that include Indian craftsmanship such as bandini, block prints, mirror work, embroidery and tie-dye. Her famous age-defying one shoulder dress has been a standout bestseller for the last five years across continents, graced by starlets, artists, socialites and businesswomen alike.
Maheen Karim is a graduate of the prestigious Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design. After working with globally acclaimed fashion houses in the West, Maheen returned to Pakistan to start her own label in spring 2006. MAHEEN KARIM is a ready to wear label that is Pakistan’s first to specialise in women’s western eveningwear. It focuses on the creation of eclectic, luxury garments with the aide of novel cuts and a silhouette with universal charm.
Misha Lakhani is a prêt-à-porter and bespoke label born out of Karachi in 2012. Fundamentally driven by a celebration of heritage, the brand brings tradition into a contemporary context. Expect an eclectic mix of old crafts and modern ideas. Using luxurious fabrics that champion the cause of Pakistani handlooms and weavers, each season is both an evolution and exploration.
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