With the sheer number of films being promoted right now, red carpet fashion is looking good for us Pakistanis. Yalghaar, Mehrunisa V Lub U, Project Ghazi, Punjab Nahi Jaungi and Na Maloom Afraad 2 are all commanding the airwaves and while some films have released and others are around the corner, their leading ladies have been stepping up the sartorial game.
Instep rounds up some of the best looks seen on the filmy red carpet recently…
Ayesha Omer wears a lot of Tena Durrani and Generation. Therefore, she ends up looking more or less the same, usually, but this particular number from Generation’s Hydration line, worn at the Yalghaar premiere in LA, looks like a dream on her. In a dress inspired by water droplets and in different shades of blue, this was a look we were proud to say was entirely homegrown.
Much to her fan’s excitement (those who go on insta-tirades about how “western dressing” is unnecessary), Syra wore a feminine and simple kurta from Zari Faisal when she and Project Ghazi co-star Sheheryar Munawar appeared on GEO Pakistan this week to talk about their upcoming film. Her look was put together by her sister Palwasha Yousaf, who kept it ethnic and refreshing!
Mehwish Hayat, tall and well-toned, is every dress maker’s dream celebrity and Sania Maskatiya gave her a look that worked well with her character in Punjab Nahi Jaungi for the film’s trailer launch this week. She arrived in a tonga and while we initially wondered why she wasn’t pushing a desi look in sync with co-star Humayun Saeed, the trailer explained it all. She’s the city slicker who doesn’t want desi!
Sana Javed’s blue asymmetrical top by Ansab Jahangir, worn to the Hyderabad premiere of Mehrunisa V Lub U, was a good look for her. She kept the look classy and elegant by pairing it with staples like white pants and nude pumps. The fringe detailing and embellishment on the top provided what was needed to elevate the look from basic to chic and she projected the ‘less is more’ ideal very well.
We tend to see Sajal Aly in princess gowns and glittery accessories so it was nice to see the talented actress toning it down for her Bollywood film, Mom’s premiere in Karachi. A somber film required a somber look and the star kept it simple and sophisticated with a smart and feminine black pantsuit from Republic Womenswear, with matching black stilettos.