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Pakistani Fashion (Recolored by LeonKing786)

Wow, it’s the first time that I have done with recolours after such a long time. These outfits are modern fashion from Pakistan, very popular with teenagers, young women and mothers. This link includes Shalwar (Pant), Kameez (Dress), Dupatta (Scarf) and Base Game’s Leggings. As for meshes, @aanhamdan93‘s Tumblr: LINK

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Turkish Aga (Prince) fullset

Rich and gorgeous male outfit in a Middle Eastern style. Pure silks, silk velvet and fine cottons are mostly used for it.
Metallic threads are woven into the fabrics and create a luxurious shimmering look.

The design fits most muscled type bodies in the range of 70-72 cm. This includes: Soom Idealian 72, DollShe 26m, Iplehouse EID Model and Superhero, Impldoll Idol and other alike bodies.
The way of the sleeve attachment on the both shirt and robe allows it to be worn by a slimmer yet wide-shouldered dolls, and the outfit will looks nicely on the 70 cm bodies with shoulder width of 16.5 cm or wider.

The robe is made of a vintage Indian silk with a paisley metallic pattern, adorned with a stripes of pure silk, and is lined with pure silk as well.

The vest is adorned with metallic lace, hand embroidered with a seed beads and is lined with pure silk.
The pure silk shalwar pants have a stretchy elastics in the waist and ankle areas so they could fit different dolls too.

The riding boots are made of a genuine leather (sole included) and fit Soom Idealian doll. A significantly smaller feet may require some cotton balls stuffed into the toes for a proper fit.

The turban can be worn on the heads of different circumference, as it’s deep enough and has a flat bottom at the top of the head level. A silky scarf with the beaded tassels is attached directly to the turban.

Available on my Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/WhisperingGrassBJD

Pakistani Fashion 101

Class is in session! 

Today’s topic is Shalwar Kameez. Widely worn in South Asia by men and women. The shalwar kameez often consists of three garments;

  1. Shalwar - Pants. The shalwar is often loose on the top and tight towards the ankle.
  2. Kameez - Shirt
  3. Dupatta - Shawl

The length of the kameez changes every fashion season. As of Spring/Summer 2015, shorter hemline is the preferred style in Pakistan.

The cuts of the kameez also get reinvented in contemporary fashion. 

Just like Western fashion, style for pants also goes in and out of fashion. Loose shalwars often go out of style and tights, leggings, palazzos, cigerrete pants come in. 

Everyday mens’ shalwar kameez usually comes in solid colors. 

For a formal look, waistcoats are paired with the kameez. 

Hope you enjoyed today’s lesson. Look out for more.

Class dismissed! 

Trends I loved at Fashion Pakistan Week, Winter/Festive 2015

Keeping a healthy relationship between traditional and contemporary designs has always been a hard struggle for Pakistani designers. Balancing both concepts even harder. Some designers shamelessly play it safe and stick to their strengths because for them marketability and retail presence comes first. While others take risks that often cause collision of the two concepts. Then there are some designers that somehow master the game and manage to hit the right note. A good designer, at least for me, is someone that revives tradition in the contemporary context. Below are some trends from Fashion Pakistan Week, 2015 Winter/Festive season that exemplify this proposition. 

1) Women’s Sherwani: For someone who doesn’t believe in binaries, it was a moment of joy to see Zaheer Abbas embrace androgyny in the shape of women’s sherwani. Now women’s sherwani isn’t a new concept, but I always give a nod of approval to anyone that dares to blur gender lines. It has always been a wish of mine that more Pakistani designers explore androgynous fashion. Hopefully, this trend emerges as a strong one!

2) Velvet Pants: It has already been established that velvet is Pakistani designers’ favorite winter fabric. I mean it’s everywhere; from lehengas, sherwanis to shawls. But what caught my eye were these gorgeous velvet pants by Sana Safinaz. I can also see them being good separates for eastern silhouettes as well!

3) Belts: This is not a new trend and almost every designer at FPW had belted outfits in their collections. However, it is Faraz Manan that shows us just how diverse they can be when it comes to eastern and bridal wear. The really standout ones were belts over baggy or flared tunics. 

4) Culottes: one of my favorite trend for western wear because they are comfortable and chic, dressy yet casual and they can be rocked with traditional and modern outfits.

5) Cape Crop Top/Jackets: I gotta admit, capes are not my favorite and nor are crop tops. These are two trends that eastern and western designers just can’t seem to let go. However, I am all for the combination of these two trends!

6) Harem Pants/Dhoti Shalwar: Dress them up, dress them down; harem pants are versatile and comfy. Granted they may not be for everyone but they do add an edge to an outfit. And contrary to popular belief, harem pant is very much an eastern silhouette that fits perfectly in traditional styles.

7) Color of the season: I have been noticing dark purple pop up here and there this season in a lot of fall/winter collections and it has also emerged strong at FPW. It makes sense, it’s a cozy color that does make you feel warm and fuzzy inside!