Islamabad, August 13th, 2019 — Eid al Adha, coinciding with Pakistan’s Independence Day on August 14 and giving the country a nice holiday week, has been a breeding ground for inspiration on fashion trends. Here is a round-up of some of the trends flaunted by fashionable women from actors to models and stylists. Eid was about classic styles this year!
The Eid Immortal: White
Both the Eids this year have fallen in the warmer months of Pakistan’s climate for several years now (and will continue to do so) making white as one of the leading trending colors for the holiday. Lightweight, summer chic and reminiscent of days of yore when white ghararas were commonly seen on South Asian streets, actors Mahira Khan and Navin Waqar posted their white and gold looks on their Instagram, while stylist Maryam Raja posted a more casual take from high-street brand Generation on hers punctuated with hot pink floral embroidery.
Pink, in all shades and hues, was another top trend color for Eid al Adha. Model Rehmat Ajmal wore a shiny tea pink look from designer Hussain Rehar while the owner of Sassy and photographer Sophiya Salim Khan went for deeper pink paired with a classic organza dupatta. Stylish influencer Noor ul Ain took a page from the past in an old school style baby pink kameez and pant look.
Pink with A Few Yards Twist
Pink was also spotted in cahoots with another trend of Pakistan’s Eid seasons, the saree. The semi-formal saree has made a come back in the last few years particularly when it comes to Eid. Stylist and fashion editor Mehek Saeed rocked a pink floral saree from Generation and actor Iqra Aziz went for a pink saree with gold and black borders.
Bold in Black
From touches of black to full-on, black was a striking choice for the hot Eid day by many people who have given evening’s staple color a day time twist. Actor Maya Ali wore a stunning and formal black and gold ensemble by designer Faiza Saqlain. Designer Sarah Cheema wore her own creation from her label Atelier de Frower, a black gharara (another trend revival) with a floral printed shirt and simple gold border.
Shades of Blue
Blue like white and black and pink was a dominant shade among the sartorial savvy, being a fun departure from classic neutrals particularly in the summer months. Model Anam Malik wore a navy blue Elan kaftan style outfit which like Sarah Cheema’s above featured some printed fauna. Actor Saboor Aly went for a splash of blue in a crisp sea shade dupatta from Hira Ali studios while sports reporter and anchor Zainab Abbas went for a bright blue shade by designer Muse.