I have been predicting Lux Style Awards, Fashion Category winners since the times I have been blogging. Well I have been able to score somewhat good marks with my guesses waisay with 60% to 70% right answers :p, Let see if I improve on the percentage this year. Chalo phir shuru karain.
Model of the Year (Female)
Amna Babar, Anam Malik, Rabia Butt, Sadaf Kanwal & Zara Abid.
She is (somewhat) new and has me fall in love with her. Zara Abid has been part of some of the best shoots lately and oh she killed them all! And she inspires you to throw skin whitening creams in the dustbin. I know I might lose on this one but she should win.
Model of the Year (Male)
Aimal Khan, Hasnain Lehri, Jahan-e-Khalid, Shahzad Noor, Waleed Khalid.
Well it literally has been Shahzad Noor Vs Hasnain Lehri for past couple of years. They are like the Reema and Meera, Sri Devi and Madhuri, Deepika and Alia of the industry ! Equally good but one wins. I pick Hasnain Lehri as he and his photographers have been more experimental.
Best Fashion Photographer
Abdullah Haris, Ali Hasan, Guddu Shani, Nadir Feroz Khan & Maha Burney at NFK Photography, Shahbaz Shazi
Shahbaz Shazi! His photography makes your eye pop out and fall on the floor,
Best Hair and Make-up Artist
Natasha Khalid, Omayr Waqar, Saima Rashid Bargfred, Shammal Qureshi, Shazia Rashid
Omayr has Mahira, He wins! Waisay the best should win, even if she decides that she wont be taking anymore awards. Yes I mean NABILA.
Achievement in Fashion Design – Pret
Coco by Zara Shahjahan, Generation, Khaadi, Sana Safinaz, Sapphire.
All are nice, Generation is nice and sexy and stands out! Generation is my winner.
Achievement in Fashion Design – Luxury Pret
Mahgul, Sana Safinaz, Sania Maskatiya, Shamaeel Ansari, Shehla Chatoor
Nobody does Luxury Pret better than Pakistanis and therefore its a tough tough category, but I have to pick one and I go with Mahgul.
Achievement in Fashion Design – Bridal
Ali Xeeshan, Elan, Faraz Manan, Mahgul, The House of Kamiar Rokni
Doing a toss between Elan and Faraz Manan.. Faraz Manan Wins! Brides of the world are crazy for him.
Achievement in Fashion Design – Lawn
Elan, Faraz Manan, Sana Safinaz, Shehla Chatoor, Zara Shahjahan
I think Sana Safinaz is picking the trophy once again this year. Not just their prints were least busy but everyone says that their fabric quality is one of the best.
For 2017 btw, their should be an award not for the lawn but best Lawn “Campaign”. The brainstorming and money being spent on this awami fabric is mind boggling.
Best Menswear Designer
Ahmed Bham, Amir Adnan, Hassan Sheheryar Yasin, Ismail Farid, Nauman Arfeen.
I just fell In love with everything that HSY did in menswear at FPW and PSFW. He wins.
Best Emerging Talent
Aashna Khan – Photographer, Giti Ara – Model, Hira Shah – Model, Imaan Madani – Model, The Pinktree Company – Designer
The Simple-y Sexy The Pinktree Company wins by a margin here! The other nominees (minus Aashna Khan) I feel it seems were picked in a rush to complete the number. Same is what I feel about this category too. Mix chaat and unnecessary.
Lux Style Awards are taking place this April and its a new team directing the show. All the best wishes to the team. And a standing ovation to Frieha Altaf, who has made the LSA’s the King Kong of classy and sexy and glamorous! Seriously nobody in the subcontinent has been able to showcase an awards show better than LSAs , matkas and jhatkas but no class !