September 21, 2017, 7:16 pm

Generation | PSFW 2017.

Generation by Khadija Rahman showcased its ‘Bring Basant Back’ collection at PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week’s Luxury/Prêt segment. 

The collection draws its inspiration from the festival of Basant that made Lahore what it is; cheerful, jubilant and in a very endearing way, ruthless and competitive. The collection represented the high-street brand’s silent protest demanding to have the city’s most beloved festival back. 

Bring Basant Back’ collection paid ode to the colorful festival and essentially explores the passion of kite. Inspired from the shape, construction and patch work of locally made patangs (kites), the collection explored infinity in forms, how one shape joins with another to add a new life through its ranges titled ‘Uran Patola’ ‘Guddi Kat’, ‘Lapaita’ and ‘Rang De Basanti’.

The designs incorporated Korean patchwork technique called Pojagi along with Persian miniature paintings and also revived the androgynous, elongated and structured sub-continental menswear silhouettes from the 90s. 

Based on a colour palette of gradational hues of flesh pinks, flaming oranges and reds paired with sky, kale, turquoise and teal accented with fuchsia, wood brown and lapis blue, ‘Bring Basant Back’ featured chapkans, angrakha, kurta, Balochi kurta and hanbok in a range of fabrics including fine voile, organza, pinstripe and striped cotton and poplin. The design powerhouse had incorporated various intricate techniques such as patchwork and layering using sheers, buckles, straps, cut outs and landscapes in its latest collection.

Photography: Dragonfly Pakistan.

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