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.
Emerging designer Unza Khalid presented her collection titled ‘Melody Lay to Muddy Death’ which has drawn inspiration from a pre-Raphaelite painting by John Everett Millais, the collection revolved around the main female character of Hamlet, Ophelia. The transparency of Ophelia’s nature and the ‘Artistic dress movement’ has been portrayed using light weight ultra-feminine fabrics like pure self-cotton-net, raw silk and organza. The garments included layering draped with sheer fabrics in order to show the intricate detailing that went into the making of the painting. Silhouettes have been inspired by the language of flowers used by Millais in the painting with cuts derived after studying flower anatomy. Uncut stones and beading have been used to give the surface a rocky texture. A palette of hues was selected including tones of mossy green, deep rose, aqua greens and mustard with mossy green color as the main color because of her camouflage in natural environment. Earthy tones were the trend highlighted in this collection.