The 9th PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week officially began of March 10th, 2016, marking the 7th consistent year of the prêt a porter platform. This season marks the fourteenth fashion week originated by PFDC with 8 weeks of prêt-à-porter and 5 of bridal fashion, and expresses PFDC’s commitment sustainability and discipline within the business of fashion and the facilitation of Pakistan’s retail industry. Day-1 of the most waited fashion week marked the first day of the prét-a-porter shows featuring Sana Safinaz, Feeha Jamshed, MUSE, the Bank Alfalah Rising Talent Show, and Sublime by Sara and Maria.B.
Ghulam Dastgir showcased his ‘Ettal Abbey and Bavarian Peasants’ collection at PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week’s Bank Alfalah Rising Talent segment. The collection takes its inspiration from Ettal Abbey which is one of the most famous churches of Bavaria, Germany and was combined with the lifestyle of the working class of Bavaria. The concept was to blend grand, highly ornamented churches with the lifestyle of the lower working class because the church is considered to be the house of God and it showed the strength, purity and power of God. Wool, floral lace, karandi, silk, organza and leather have been used as main fabrics. Symmetrical and asymmetrical cuts are used in the collection. Experimental surfaces have been achieved by creating 3D flowers, cutwork, blanket stitch, patchwork and braiding to be used as main embellishments of the collection. The colors mainly comprised of off white, chocolate brown, teal blue and maroon while rust was used as the accent color.