Lux Style Awards 2019: The vogue nominations | Fashion

Lux Style Awards 2019: The vogue nominations | Fashion

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Annually the Lux Style Awards carry collectively the largest names within the trade on one platform because the dais celebrates the very best in media that Pakistan has to supply. Nonetheless, earlier than the celebrations start and the mega occasion will get underway, there’s at all times the rising and rebellion of controversy, conspiracy theories, alleged biases, snubs and favouritism and the next clap backs.

Now, whereas the Lux Style Awards 2019 are all set to happen in July, the upsets and controversies have already began filtering in, ruffling feathers because the official nominations on movie, TV, vogue, and music are out. We clearly have an opinion on all 4 classes however we’ll observe Instep custom and start with vogue.

Listed here are the style nominees and which of them of them we hope will progress to being winners this 12 months…

Mannequin of the 12 months (Feminine)

Nominees: Anam Malik, Fahmeen Ansari, Rubab Ali, Sadaf Kanwal and Zara Abid

All 5 names on this class are robust, prolific and every one among these women is already a winner for making such an impression on the style trade. Sadaf Kanwal and Zara Abid have been fan favourites for lengthy. Anam Malik actually has created a reputation for herself and relative new names – Fahmeen Ansari and Rubab Ali – are merely excellent on the runway and in print.

Who ought to win: Fahmeen Ansari, who made it large with the standard and amount of her work in 2019; she is a robust contender to elevate the title of Mannequin of the 12 months (feminine) trophy. That stated Anam Malik additionally has a excessive likelihood successful this 12 months.

Mannequin of the 12 months (Male)

Nominees: Aimal Khan, Champ Imi, Hasnain Lehri and Shahzad Noor

Male fashions are sadly essentially the most underrated members of the style trade, primarily as a result of males’s vogue isn’t as large as ladies’s vogue and male fashions, not like their feminine counterparts, don’t get the identical visibility or skilled standing. So it’s welcome that they get comparable recognition not less than on the Lux Style Awards. We’ve seen the identical names – kind of – resurface relating to male fashions, which is why the very prolific Hasnain Lehri and Shahzad Noor (each earlier winners) preserve making it again. However this 12 months additionally has the tall and stately Aimal Khan (who has been beforehand nominated however has by no means gained) and the brand new Champ Imi.

Who ought to win: Aimal Khan, as a result of he actually has risen as a distinguished face within the vogue trade. He seems good and speaks equally nicely and has presence that leaves an impression on the runway and in print.

Achievement in Fashion Design (Bridal Couture)

Nominees: Elan, Faraz Manan, Kamiar Rokni, Nida Azwer and Shehla Chatoor

Greatest Bridal Couture is a class that has come and gone through the years however now, with the PFDC L’Oreal Bridal Week being a robust level on the style calendar, it appears to have established its everlasting spot. Whereas most manufacturers make bridal couture, those that make it to the highest are labels which have constant visibility, both revivalist or vogue ahead energy, and most significantly, a robust and distinct signature. The latter is essentially the most troublesome to attain as most bridals find yourself being generic.

Who ought to win: It’s very troublesome to say, as every one of many nominees creates impeccable bridal couture. We want to see The Home of Kamiar Rokni win for that improbable PLBW assortment however have a sense that both Elan or Faraz Manan will stroll away with the trophy.

Lacking: This 12 months we’re lacking Sana Safinaz in addition to Nomi Ansari, who for some motive is usually neglected. Nomi is somebody with a beacon of a signature and razor sharp couture abilities that match worldwide requirements. He’s a daily at vogue weeks and is seen 12 months spherical.

Achievement in Fashion Design (Menswear)

Nominees: Deepak and Fahad, Fahad Hussayn, Hassan Sheheryar Yasin (HSY), Jazib Qamar and Republic by Omer Farooq

Menwear often has a listing of predicted nominees and prior to now it has been a trove of the identical couturiers who’ve taken the award dwelling. Nonetheless, this 12 months, the addition of Deepak and Fahad in addition to Jazib Qamar has undoubtedly left individuals questioning whether or not they have been nominated for his or her avant-garde albeit unwearable clothes.

Who ought to win: Republic by Omer Farooq for that PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week assortment, which had a formidable steadiness between japanese and western developments and displayed craft in addition to construction.

Lacking: Amir Adnan, Deepak Perwani and Nauman Arfeen Achievement in
Fashion Design (Pret)

Nominees: Chapter 2, Elan, Technology, Sana Safinaz and Zara Shahjahan

Pret has at all times been one of the crucial aggressive classes on the LSAs, which is why it’s additionally essentially the most attention-grabbing. Chapter 2 and Technology have established a brilliant robust identification regardless that Technology is appreciated extra for its campaigns than the designs. Elan has been creating some very robust capsules in its Necessities line; Sana Safinaz are titans relating to pret and Zara Shahjahan, although much less seen, has a definite signature that celebrates custom with aplomb.

Who ought to win: Chapter 2 for breaking away from the chainmail of printed tunics and creating an identification that has revived handloom whereas celebrating up to date designs. Nonetheless, Technology is as prone to win for its socially aware campaigns.

Lacking: Physique Focus Museum, Sonya Battla, Gulabo.

Whereas nobody does pret a porter in Pakistan as brilliantly as Iman Ahmed, Sonya Battla and Maheen Khan, it’s lack of name consciousness in Lahore and the truth that they don’t present that stops their nomination.

Achievement in
Fashion Design
(Luxury Pret)

Nominees: Hussain Rehar, Misha Lakhani, Sana Safinaz, Sania Maskatiya and Shehla Chatoor

One other aggressive class, Luxury Pret is among the most coveted awards because it balances the very best of couture and able to put on; luxurious pret can also be extra vogue ahead as in comparison with bridal couture and dictates developments whereas sustaining a finer edge. Misha Lakhani, Sana Safinaz, Sania Maskatiya and Shehla Chatoor rule this class and it’s very encouraging to see a brand new identify, Hussain Rehar, on the listing too.

Who ought to win: We’d prefer to see Hussain Rehar win as a result of it’s good to encourage new expertise.

Lacking: Elan, regardless that the model’s luxurious put on has been distinguished on the crimson carpet.

Greatest Fashion

Nominees: Alee Hassan, Ashna Khan, MHM Pictures, Rizwan ul Haq and Cease Style

The rise of promising new photographers is indicative of trade development. Alee Hassan and Ashna Khan are already established names whereas MHM Pictures and Cease Style are quickly rising as forces to reckon with. Younger vogue coordinators and stylists swear by them. They are up in opposition to veteran Rizwan ul Haq although, who nonetheless guidelines relating to minimalist pictures, and is the unsaid king of vogue pictures.

Who ought to win: Rizwan ul Haq

Lacking: Abdullah Haris and Shahbaz Shazi

Greatest Hair and Make-up Artist

Nominees: Fatima Nasir, Qasim Liaqat, Saima Bargfrede, Shoaib Khan and Sunil Nawab

This is among the hardest classes to vote for as a result of ever since Nabila determined to step down from the competitors just a few years in the past, the Hair and Make-up Artist class has been one the place new expertise hasn’t actually come throughout as productively as anticipated. Whereas there are a number of new make-up artists on the block, not lots of them have reside occasions – like vogue exhibits – on their portfolio and it’s robust to evaluate by photos, as photos today are closely doctored.

Who ought to win: Saima Bargfrede

Greatest Rising Expertise in Fashion

Nominees: Eman Suleman – Mannequin, Hamza Baande – Photographer, Mushk Kaleem – Mannequin, Munsif Ali Khan – Mannequin and Roshanay Afridi – Mannequin

The nominees on this class simply go to show {that a}) the trade noticed a brand new pool of fashions emerge this 12 months and b) there was a tragic lack of thrilling designers, make-up artists and many others.

Who ought to win: Mushk Kaleem, as a result of she’s been a favorite amidst designers for print in addition to on the runway. She’s acquired the peak, the poise and the precise angle. That stated, Eman Suleman – regardless of not being so seen on the runway – could win for being a distinguished face and trade favorite. This ought to be attention-grabbing, contemplating she has boycotted the LSAs.

– With further data from Aamna Haider Isani

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