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CAPED CRUSADERS OF STYLE

Cape is the most stylish outerwear this season

CAPED CRUSADERS OF STYLE
SHAMAEEL ANSARI This jacket-like cape from Shamaeel's PLBW collection may not be as glam as what we saw at FPW but it is no less trendy. Its structured silhouette makes it perfect to be worn over a wedding outfit and is the right pick for the slightly older wearer who isn't a slave to fads and prefers classic separates that will stay relevant for years to come.

Move over shawls and jackets – the most stylish outerwear this season is the cape. This versatile garment is ruling the runway this season and we’ve seen numerous versions of it – long, short, printed and embellished – at the PFDC L’Oreal Bridal Week as well as the recently concluded Fashion Pakistan Week. Whether you choose to go western and wear it over a jumpsuit or use it to give a traditional wedding outfit a twist, you can’t really go wrong with this smart and edgy accessory. What’s more, capes are immensely practical for the upcoming festive season when the winter chills call for a stylish wrap to keep you snug. Instep brings you a round up of various styles to suit any taste and budget.

Aamna Aqeel The designer’s monochrome collection for FPW titled Black on Fire consisted of some standout pieces, such as this tailored white cape with black detailing. The interesting cut, tasteful embroidery and the hint of black lace at the hem make it the perfect eveningwear choice for those of you looking to channel sexy sophistication when you hit the town this party season.

Aamna Aqeel
The designer’s monochrome collection for FPW titled Black on Fire consisted of some standout pieces, such as this tailored white cape with black detailing. The interesting cut, tasteful embroidery and the hint of black lace at the hem make it the perfect eveningwear choice for those of you looking to channel sexy sophistication when you hit the town this party season.

FnkAsia This silk printed cape from FnkAsia’s FPW collection titled Folk Spirit is the kind of statement piece that can elevate an outfit from mundane to extraordinary. We love the vibrant red lining and the ethnic tones of the piece that give it a classic yet contemporary feel. Pair it with anything from gold jamavar pants for a wedding or a plain white tank top and jeans combo for a party.

FnkAsia
This silk printed cape from FnkAsia’s FPW collection titled Folk Spirit is the kind of statement piece that can elevate an outfit from mundane to extraordinary. We love the vibrant red lining and the ethnic tones of the piece that give it a classic yet contemporary feel. Pair it with anything from gold jamavar pants for a wedding or a plain white tank top and jeans combo for a party.

Saira Shakira Add a quirky touch to an embellished outfit with this short, shoulder cape from young designer duo Saira Shakira. The net wrap is intricately embellished with Swarovski crystals and French knots and is a great way to update an old wedding ensemble that you might have relegated to the back of your wardrobe.

Saira Shakira
Add a quirky touch to an embellished outfit with this short, shoulder cape from young designer duo Saira Shakira. The net wrap is intricately embellished with Swarovski crystals and French knots and is a great way to update an old wedding ensemble that you might have relegated to the back of your wardrobe.

Stella mccartney Capes have been on the international style horizon for almost two years now. It’s a trend endorsed by many foreign celebrities like Cameron Diaz, who turned up in a royal blue Stella McCartney cape at the Met Gala in New York last year. This body-hugging cape was the key trend of the outfit and it may have appeared too modest for the usually risqué star but the very ominous spiked belt, which she wore it with made up for any lack of controversy in her outfit. Critics compared this belt to a chastity belt; it was so sharp that it kept people at a safe distance!

Stella mccartney
Capes have been on the international style horizon for almost two years now. It’s a trend endorsed by many foreign celebrities like Cameron Diaz, who turned up in a royal blue Stella McCartney cape at the Met Gala in New York last year. This body-hugging cape was the key trend of the outfit and it may have appeared too modest for the usually risqué star but the very ominous spiked belt, which she wore it with made up for any lack of controversy in her outfit. Critics compared this belt to a chastity belt; it was so sharp that it kept people at a safe distance!

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