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Trend Spotting: Sway with the Fray

Frayed edges are not JUST for your denims!

By Zulekha Ahmed

While we were scrolling through our Insta feeds this Eid, as one does on such days, we noticed a trend that needed our immediate attention. It was a fashion trend, which until now, we had restricted to our casual clothes. Because frayed edges only happen when a kurta, shalwar, or any clothing article is ready for disposal, right? Absolutely wrong!

From our favourite celebrities and friends to fashionistas, everyone went the fray way. Some took it a bit too seriously while others played it safe, but the edges on their formal joras were definitely frayed!

Here are some local designers who’ve embraced this trend in their formal lines and have earned a thumbs up from us.

Layla Chatoor

We loved Layla Chatoor’s imperial cuts so much that we included her in our special summer shoot, but what we loved even more, was her attention to fray! This gorgeous cape has ragged edges. This is the perfect example of the minimalist version of the hottest trend.

Who knew frayed edges could look so chic? Layla Chatoor’s gold frayed sleeve detailing on pastel formals left us drooling!


We love how designers have incorporated ‘the fray’ in both traditional and modern attires. Muse’s frayed detailing on the sleeves and the front part of their black formal tunics gives just the right amount of edginess to the otherwise safe outfit.

Beautiful French paillets adorn silk dresses. #MuseLuxeLove #MuseLuxeEid

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Misha Lakhani

The thing we love most about Misha is her attention to detail, so we were curious to see what she had in store for us when it came to the newest trend. We absolutely loved her traditional spin to the trend. She included gold frayed details at the bottom of her white kurtas in her Charbagh Eid Collection and gave the hip trend a traditional spin.

#EIDR17 #Charbagh #oldcraftsmodernideas #versatileseparates #preorder #mishalakhani hair & makeup: @binakhanmkp

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Maheen Karim

We adore Maheen Karim’s originality in terms of cuts and were not disappointed by her use of frayed edges. She also stuck with gold frayed details adding a touch of grandeur to her collection.

#MAHEENKARIM #EidFestive in #Lahore @houseofensemble #Tomorrow #16thJune #OccasionWear #EidCollection #Exhibition #SeeYouatEnsemble

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Zara Shahjahan

We’ve left the best for last! Zara Shahjahan’s bold use of gold frayed details in waistcoats and at the sleeves and ends of kurtas is unrivaled. We love how this designer does not hold back and embraces the fray, making it the statement detail of her pieces!

Pastels continued to be in vogue. We love how Zara Shahjahan embellished her ethnic pastel outfits with delicate gold frayed details. Whether it was on the ends of the sleeve or on the shalwaars, we loved this traditional use of frayed edges!

Our cotton Jacquards are inspired by the handmade intricate banaras fabric. #comingsoon #zarashahjahan #casuals #eid2017

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Did you wear a printed gharara with a plain shirt this Eid? You made a mistake, because according to Zara Shahjahan your plain shirt shouldn’t be too plain. Always try and add frayed details to finish the look on a high.

Have your embraced the hottest trend yet? Don’t worry if you missed out on Eid because it looks like this trend is here to stay!