Thursday, April 21, 2011

Gulzeb: Dubai Fashion Week

DFW FW11: Gulzeb

The crème de la crème of Dubai’s Pakistani community were in attendance to support the debut of Gulzeb Asif at Dubai Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2011.

The stunning 37-piece collection comprising dresses, salwar-kameezes, lehengas and kaftans bore exquisite hand beading and crystal embellishments. Asian model Kiran Malik opened the show with a short red dress sporting a voluminous skirt. Kaftans in vibrant orange and forest green were followed by one-shoulder dresses in dual shades.

Encrusted necklines and bands running down the front set off dark-hued dresses. Salwar kameezes paired with narrow and wide trousers carried golden embroidery and embellishments that were set off by thin brocade borders.

A long black ‘kameez’ (tunic) with teardrop gold appliqués was paired with red trousers, followed by a series of salwar kameezes in rich purple and coral, trimmed with aqua piping. A black and fuchsia outfit with a matching ‘dupatta’ (stole) won wild audience approval.

The showstopper, a heavily embroidered red and green lehenga with a multi-hued dupatta, was worn by Pakistani TV personality, Mahroon Baloch, who was accompanied by actor Adnan Sidiqqui.

Drawing inspiration from everything around her, Gulzeb presented a primarily Eastern ethnic collection with hints of Western design elements.

Photo Cortesy: Dubai Fashion Week

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