Munib Nawaz Fashion Show
Covered By Mishelle Raza
Sex, Power & Money - “Inspire Life” – that was the theme of Munib Nawaz’s first solo men’s fashion show.
Held at the Beach Luxury Hotel in metropolitan Karachi, Rado watches sponsored the first men’s solo show in Pakistan in over 25years, showcasing the collection of Munib Nawaz, who recently became the first Pakistani to win a prestigious award at Miami Fashion Week. The event was organized by Imran Kureishi, who put together a flawless show; the hair, make up and grooming was done by Khawar Riaz.
The event was based on the out-of-the-box approach of the designer, Munib Nawaz, who was very excited about taking the risk of doing a solo men’s wear fashion show. His collection was called, Inspire Life, which took its roots from the philosophy of becoming and achieving a dream. Inspire life was all about going out there and getting things done, to live an inspired life and to lead a life that inspires those around you. The show was an early evening affair and very well attended with the who’s who of the media, fashion and music industry gracing the event, everyone was impressed with the management of the show and a punctual start.
What most inspired the designer are 3 elements which make him tick, SEX, POWER & MONEY. Speaking with Ink, Mubib said “these elements create inspiration for me and are focal points for the quintessential Man of Munib Nawaz brand.” The first segment was Money which was the more colorful affair, models walked down wearing immaculately tailored and styled blazers; the one that caught the most attention was a deep purple velvet tuxedo.
Next was Power, which was interpreted as black and structured, the designer created a line of 25 meticulously designed and luxuriously tailored suits. The suits were highlighted with their gold linings and matching waistcoats, giving a feel of the classic gentleman with an animal inside.
Then Sex was subtly placed in the wedding wear, the sherwanees were styled to look more modern without turbans and khussas. This segment closed with Munib’s tribute to his country, as a model walked wearing a sherwanee that had the map of Pakistan on its back. This sherwanee was well applauded and the show reached its pinnacle when Iraj walked the ramp wearing a camouflage cape and added spunk to the show.
Overall a great evening with just the right mix of things, according to the designer, this was a “fully functional fashion show”. The event had it all, fashion, creativity, ambience, clean set, the right amount of people and ample glamour to keep your eyes on the ramp for the entire duration of the show.
Pictures by Fayyaz Ahmed