Women’s Own Hot List
If you are looking for an expressive yet versatile outerwear to brace chilly weather then Bulbul it is. This curational label by Andleeb Rana offers beautiful Kantha jackets eclectically made up of up-cycled textiles by artisans in interior Sindh. With talks of sustainability and being a conscious consumer the brand’s offerings are not only vibrant visually but take care of ethics in Fashion.
It seems a desire to cocoon ourselves from the outside world (olfactory, thermal or something more insidious) is higher on the agenda. Coolish a brand that offers olfactory escapes is driven by a lifelong pursuit of fine fragrances, a Karachi-based duo curates scents that evoke a soothing, refreshing, and thoughtful experience. Their candles draw inspiration from nature and their offerings range from luxurious scented candles, reed diffusers and even room sprays. They are hand poured and come in minimalistic black jars that fit in every home.
Shikargah co-ord garara and kameez by Zara Shahjahan
Never thought we will say it but the most loathed matching sets of your childhood are back in a trendy way. And Co-ords (yes that’s what they are called) are back in a big way and especially in desi outfits they look particularly spectacular. The shikargah pattern on this zara shahjahan matching set from their Jashan ’19 RTW collection features a classic pattern featuring animals and floral vines often seen on antique saaris from South India. The dark green color is great because it shall allow for more wearings with contrasting separates making it a sure hit in our list.
Lollywood Tee and Sweatshirt by Ravesh the brand
For those of us who grew up watching movies on VHS tapes and operating VCRs at our homes, the Lollywood Tee and sweatshirt by a small indie brand Ravesh will certainly make you re-live your Lollywood nostalgia. From “Armaan” to “Maula Jutt” and “Inteha” to “Chooriyan” , the Urdu title labels on the VHS tapes will surely get all of you 80s and 90s thinking about dresses made of shocking colors, songs composed on thumping music and yes those dramatic scenes.