Three Trends to Watch: PSFW16

The colours, styles and fabrics we’ll be seeing a lot of this spring.


Leena Hassan

Just Blush

Sublime by Sara and Zahra Shahjahan have really gotten the hang of pared-down chic. They nailed it with their immaculate nudes, presenting breezy collections in shades of the palest pink and peach. Moreover, they smartly avoided their creations looking sickly sweet by adding feisty footwear edge and defined cuts. Sublime by Sara’s high-low ballet skirt paired with a cropped floral jacket has rendered us speechless!

The Return of Show-Off Fashion

Colour! Chaos! Sequins! Designers took a hiatus from playing it safe by turning their attention to something more, well, attention grabbing. From Ali Xeeshan Theatre Studio’s razzle dazzle silver showstoppers andFeehaJamshed’s psychedelic Bob Squad collection to thatcaped marigoldnumber by HSY, the hottest brands have clearly made a volte-face towards maximalism.


When the editor-in-chief of Runway, Miranda Priestly, was presented with florals in the 2005 movie The Devil Wears Prada, she snidely remarked, “Florals? For spring? Ground breaking.”This gave the world an iconic catchphrase. Well, Priestly may not approve, but we’re in love with the florals presented this season. Sana Safinaz has coloured outside the box by infusing them with stripes and bringing blooms to life with exquisite 3D applique. Meanwhile, Khaadi Khaas and Gul Ahmed have softened them even further with the most delicate of prints. J’adore!

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