Just like western culture, eastern culture has its fair share of fashion hungry consumers who like to do their best for events, when at work or in general. Pakistani designer wear is known for its extravagant use of colour and embroidery not only for formal wear but everyday lawn as well and applies to all:
For many British Asians, fitting in can be hard work and societal integration might not be as prevalent in some areas as it is others. Because of this, some families choose to compromise when it comes to clothing. Pakistani clothes in the UK aren’t all that easy to come by, but online retailers such as House of Faiza are among the best available.
Survival of the Fittest
Glamorous Pakistani dresses are well known to the public at large because of their opulence and dazzling designs, but we may give little thought to Pakistani clothing for men. Since it’s length isn’t too long, a designer men’s Kurti can look great when paired with some matched western designer jeans for a very contemporary UK style.
More traditionally, a full salwar kameez might work in the summer when it’s a little warmer but you shouldn’t get your hopes up too much given that we all know what a British summer is like.
Pakistani clothing is renowned for its amazing female designs. Labels such as Maria B, Sana Safinaz and Sobia Nazir lead the way in contemporary Asian design. Their stylish sets have reached western audiences and have even garnered recognition from established French and Italian designers.
The beautiful flow and design of almost all Pakistani suits mean that they can be adapted to British fashion very easily. Foregoing bottoms and shawls for a more plain top paired with a modest skirt or jeans look extremely fashionable right now.
Also, donning a teeka or a matha patti to a party is becoming fashionable with girls from all cultures thanks to established fashion brands such as Chanel using them in fashion shows. When paired well with matching Pakistani and British clothing along with appropriate makeup, these traditional accessories can bring any outfit to life.
Not all Pakistani fashion labels design ranges for children but just like western fashion houses, it is becoming a steady trend. Not only do all Asian kids’ designer outfits adapt very easily to western wear but it’s super cute as well.
The free spirit and nature of children means that you can get away with a lot when it comes to dressing them and traditional Pakistani outfits for children aren’t as flamboyant as those of the adults.
As such, there isn’t much need to mix and match a lot of the choices when it comes to kids fashion. Most traditional Pakistani kids clothing appears similar to western tops, especially for little girls.
These tops look great when paired with summer shorts or everyday jeans as well culottes, chinos and corduroys. Similarly, most boys’ fashion can be paired with common bottoms in the UK such as jeans, but a little more care should be taken since Pakistani boys’ tops tend to look a little more formal than that of everyday wear in the UK.