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Our Favorite Holiday Looks Direct From The Runways

Dec 26, 2016

Get inspired with our holiday trend list of the hottest looks for the festive season! 

Decorated A-lines

At the Festive/Winter’16 show during Lakme Fashion Week all eyes weren’t just on Kareena Kapoor Khan as many might expect (although she did look festively fab to be fair). Prachi Desai was an entity unto herself, armed with a (jingle) bell-sleeved, cape-esqued choli lehenga in traditional A-line cut style. The ornate gold-on-black showstopper by designer duo Sonam and Paras Modi of fashion label SVA was a statement lehenga reminiscent of Renaissance gowns but fit for any fashion age. Zuhair Murad‘s Fall 2016 couture gown had more of a modern A-line take adorned with artistic nuances that resembled a Van Gogh painting.

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Prachi Desai at Lakme Fashion Week. Fashion Label SVA -Winter/Festive 2016. Photo Credit: www.ibtimes.co.in

 

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Zuhair Murad Fall Couture 2016. Photo Credit: www.vogue.com

Sparkle and Shine

Understated shine and shimmer dresses framed in animal-printed sheath-like separates was a holiday look for Nainiqa Farah London at Pakistan Fashion Week 10 London this past week, but tinsel was the talk of the town for Dolce & Gabbana’s Fall/Winter’16 Collection where the brand channelled over-the-top Christmases from disco-eras past. Sometimes understated is overrated.

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Nainiqa Farah London. Photo Credit: PFW10 London via Sahiba Kaur Sethi

 

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Dolce and Gabbana Fall/Winter’16. Photo Credit: YouTube.com

 

Sexy Capes for Winter Escapes

At PFW10 London, Nickishey by Moonam Amir conjured elegantly-textured capes in rich fabrics like knitted wool trimmed with fur. Both Dolce & Gabbana and Nainiqa Farah London opted for more soft-to-the-touch fabrics like velvet. We certainly wouldn’t mind being (photo) captured in these capes.

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Nickishey by Moonam Amir. Photo Credit: PFW10 London via Sahiba Kaur Sethi

 

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Nainiqa Farah London. Photo Credit: PFW10 London via Sahiba Kaur Sethi

 

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Dolce & Gabbana Fall/Winter 2016. Photo Credit: mustglamour.tv

 

Asymmetry is Pretty

One-sleeve and one-shoulder asymmetrical designs were in high demand during Fashion Weeks across globe this festive season. Satin, velvet and shimmery designs from The Fashion Factory by Amna Farhan were in definite holiday form while Samuel Cirnansck‘s evening couture gowns were red carpet-worthy.  Saint Laurent’s one-shoulder takes from their Fall/Winter’16 collection were decidedly daring but fit for holiday parties on the town. With asymmetrical designs like these, who needs balance?

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The Fashion Factory by Amna Farhan. Photo Credit: PFW10 London via Sahiba Kaur Sethi

 

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Samuel Cirnansck Fall/Winter 2016. Photo Credit: orientpalms.com

 

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Saint Laurent Fall/Winter’16. Photo Credit: www.Elle.com

 

Wrapped in Velvet

Velvet was vivid in all its glory this past season with Asian and mainstream designers alike. The Fashion Factory by Amna Farhan did wrap-around ankle-length skirts and festive loungewear-like separates with exquisite dragon-motifed embroidery. Ralph Lauren’s Ready-to-Wear Fall/Winter’16 collection featured many velvet-draped dresses with jewelled-necklines and pleated accents in royal hues.

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The Fashion Factory by Amna Farhan. Photo Credit: PFW10 London via Sahiba Kaur Sethi

 

Ralph Lauren Fall/Winter'16 Ready-to-Wear. Photo Credits: Vogue.com
Ralph Lauren Fall/Winter’16 Ready-to-Wear. Photo Credit: www.vogue.com

 

Tied with Fringe

At PFW10 London, Nainiqa Farah trimmed her designs with fur and tinsel-looking fringe for beautiful holiday style. Ralph Lauren and Valentino had the same idea with fringe statements that blurred gender lines and had a casually glamourous feel.

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Nainiqa Farah London. Photo Credit: PFW10 London via Sahiba Kaur Sethi

 

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Ralph Lauren Fall/Winter’16 and Valentino Fall/Winter’16. Photo Credit: cdn.fashionisers.com

 

On Guard

Stunningly-embroidered military-inspired separates arrived in shining glory at runways near and far. Dolce & Gabbana decided on military-style cut and embellishment which added valour and charm to a refined look. The Fashion Factory’s Amna Farhan went for more of a Nehru-style jacket embellished with festive colour-rich embroidery.  A holiday feast for the eyes.

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The Fashion Factory by Amna Farhan. Photo Credit: PFW10 London via Sahiba Kaur Sethi

 

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Dolce & Gabbana Fall/Winter 2016. Photo Credit: www.shilpaahuja.com

 

Seeing Red

The ravishing colour radiantly manifested itself in multiple forms this season from wrap-around silk separates like those of Indian designer Deepak Perwani, to faux fur to suedes and silk and satins from Bluemarine, Gucci and Alberta Ferretti. Pakistani designers like Agha Noor had the same idea but decked out her looks with selectively-placed embroidery. ‘Tis the season.

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Deepak Perwani. Photo Credit: PFW10 London via Sahiba Kaur Sethi

 

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Bluemarine, Gucci, Alberta Ferretti Fall/Winter’16. Photo Credit: www.fashioners.com

 

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Agha Noor. Photo Credit: PFW10 London via Sahiba Kaur Sethi

 

Original Post Date: December 5, 2016

Wendy Kaur

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