Although held on a smaller scale, the red carpet of the country’s premier awards ceremony didn’t disappoint one bit
The Lux Style Awards celebrated its 20th anniversary with an event that might not be the big celebration one would usually expect on the completion of such a milestone but given the pandemic-induced restrictions it was quite a well-executed event.
While the last awards took place in a closed ceremony, this year a group of select media was invited to be a part of the event that featured a glittering red carpet as the who’s who from the world of fashion and drama appeared. Overall, the 20th LSA was more than just a celebration for Lux itself but it was also a sign of things finally getting back to normal and hopefully by the next year we’ll see the awards back in all its glory.
The Red Carpet Rundown:
As for the fashion scene on the red carpet, it was a major relief from what we had seen at a previous awards show. The celebrities were very well dressed; well most of them, while the fashion fraternity of course stole the show yet again — but thankfully this time around there were enough good looks to make an article out of.
Reminiscent of the 80s’ disco scene and Parveen Babi’s iconic shimmering black dress from the song ‘Raat Baaki Baat Baaki’ — supermodel Fouzia Aman kicked off the fashion red carpet with one of the best looks of the night. The glittering black jumpsuit by Maheen Karim fitted the ravishing diva like a glove and I particularly loved the little draping at the back as the runway queen strutted down the red carpet.
Model of the Year nominee Maha Tahirani in her golden Fahad Hussayn couture looked a vision on the red carpet. The gown’s construction made her looks like a mermaid and the long drape added the right amount of drama to the outfit. I also liked the hair and makeup especially the loose messy bun.
You don’t expect anything less than brilliant when it comes to Kamiar Rokni and that’s what Nimra’s red carpet outfit was — sheer design brilliance. The yellow sunshine dress made for the perfect contrast on the red carpet and the silk drape added a very Greek touch — but for me the highlight was how the gown was tailored from the back with the most accurate fitting. Nimra topped off the look with minimal accessories — a beautiful pair of drop earrings.
Standing out in a sea of tuxes and suits, Sachal Afzal made quite a statement that night not just by winning the Model of The Year award but also with his very interesting red carpet outfit. Dressed in an YBQ creation, he made an ode to yesteryear Lollywood superstar Sultan Rahi with a contemporary and stylised touch. The long black kameez and dhoti paired with a shawl was every bit traditional Punjab in itself and props to Sachal for not only experimenting but also carrying the look so well. The look was complete with some quirky details such as the chunky gold earring and a cane.
The best emerging talent nominee Trinette was quite a red carpet star in her white silk Sania Maskatiya number. The contemporary saree with its halter-neck blouse was quite a vision under the shining lights and I must say I loved how the saree was so stylishly draped around the model and the way she carried it. The look was topped off with a pair of big blue earrings and an elegant red pout.
The Model of the Year winner and let’s just say Mushk truly was dressed like one for the night. The floor-sweeping, voluminous hot pink gown by Sana Safinaz could only be worn and carried to perfection by the vivacious lass. Mushk complimented her massive gown with understated accessories and a slick bun to keep the outfit itself the centre of attention which also I must mention featured the most beautiful design of ruffles — a true winning outfit by the ace brand and its muse.
The ‘Pakistani Leonardo DiCaprio’, Aimal Khan came dressed to audition for the next Bond movie in his dark navy blue Emraan Rajput tuxedo that was tailored to precision. I particularly loved the colour and Aimal himself of course never goes with his red carpet choice.
Oops, she did it again — and I am so glad. Ayesha Omar struck another red carpet win in her golden Labour Joisie gown. The sparkling gold number was the actor’s last change of the night and it won’t be wrong to say she saved the best for the last. The straight no fuss hair and the long drop earrings only accentuated her golden girl look for the night — yet another fashion win for this style icon.
Munsif Ali Khan:
One of my favourite colours of the night, the Model of the Year nominee Munsif Ali Khan looked absolutely dapper in his teal suit paired with a black shirt and tie with a hint of gold. The colour itself did wonders for the model as he did stand out amid the darker menswear on the red carpet.
A stellar Sana Safinaz creation indeed! Mansha Pasha who has recently been getting more innovative with her style finally scored a big win with this black hybrid. The halter neckline of this all black silhouette was beautifully tailored as was the entire outfit itself. I also liked how Mansha let the outfit stay the focus and did not over accessorise while keeping her hair back in a slick bun.