HSY holds solo show at Wajid Shah Haveli to be 24 years in fashion

HSY holds solo show at Wajid Shah Haveli to be 24 years in fashion HSY show their brands new collections The venue for the show was the 250 odd years old privately owned Syed Wajid Ali Shah haveli, opened up for a show for the very first time, resplendent with lights and rose petals.

A steep, winding staircase leading to an open-air courtyard where the doors to the rooms were splayed open to reveal antique furnishings and heirlooms and then, higher up, a rooftop where a DJ spun out music and refreshments were served.

Traditionally associated with love and romance, red was set off by the white in outfits, which was the colour code for the guests. The occasion was Hassan Sheheryar Yasin’s (HSY) solo exhibition titled Mohabbat Nama (love letter), to celebrate 24 years in the fashion design business.

The collection was presented by top models of Pakistan that included Mehreen Syed, Amna Ilyas, Bilal Ashraf, Mohammad Ali, Waleed Khalid, Nael, and Emaad Irfani who sported bespoke sherwanis with trousers, and lehengas and cholis, that had been designed to complement each one’s personality, “creating harmony between the fashion and the person who wears it”, Yasin said. The make-up partner for the event was Nabila’s N-PRO.

There wasn’t a ramp, with models walking on the tiled floor in the courtyard of the haveli to Yasin’s own choreography. The couturier also brought back Zainab Qayyum, Natasha Hussain, Simi Pasha, Abdullah Ejaz, and Andleeb Rana, whom he described as the “original supermodels” that were part of his journey. Stylist Shahzad Raza, and Yasin’s first ever model, his sister, were also called out, amidst great applause.