Monday, June 29, 2009
|Fashion Pakistan SAMAR MEHDI
Samar Mehdi is aware that her clients would have to share her youth and confidence to wear her designs.
The creations , are an intelligent hybridisation of Asian elegance and Western decadence ; of the traditional and modern. Whilst at university , Samar designed for various British and American clothing companies. Her unique one-offs have already made her a name to reckon with in Pakistan.
Samar uses mostly natural materials from cotton to silk. Each outfit is a blend of many fabrics , matt vs shine , texture vs plain. Fruit and vegetables are employed to stunning effects in dyeing and printing of fabrics. Awareness of the environment is a by-product of her Western education. Pastels and whites are sculptured around the body in several layers - allowing the wearer to mix and customise the design to their own personal taste.
The layered design means, that there is no such thing as day or evening wear - you just adapt the dress to the occasion.