Sania Maskatiya for PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week 2013
Sania Maskatiya’s ‘Ahgaaz’ Resort 2013 collection is inspired by the craft and motifs of 19th century Persian, Middle Eastern, Hispanic and Italian Renaissance ceramics and tiles. Blending powerful images of dragons, serpents and birds with bold geometrics and floral’s into the warmth of rich hues and calm pastels, we enter a garden of dreams and perilous new beginnings. Using a variety of fabrics such as raw silks, crepes, chiffons and shamoses, embroidered and digitally printed fabrics and screen prints with contemporary structured silhouettes, the collection seeks to excite your senses as you enter the garden of new beginnings.
A graduate of the prestigious Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture in Karachi, Pakistan with a coveted degree in textile design, Sania Maskatiya has been designing since 2007, only a year after graduating, under the label ‘Chamak’. In 2010, in an exciting bid to expand into broader fashion endeavors, Sania launched her own label, the now eponymous ‘Sania Maskatiya’. Sania Maskatiya’s brand won its first Lux Style Award for achievement in the fashion design-luxury prêt category and was also nominated for achievement in fashion design- prêt category at the coveted Lux Style Awards 2012. Sania’s signature aesthetic has come to be regarded as a balance between elegance, comfort and practicality. The Sania Maskatiya design house uses only pure fabrics cut and draped in a range of silhouettes creating versatile looks across all their fashion lines. Indeed, the acclaimed house of fashion engages only the finest craftsmen, hailing from generations of artisans. Sania Maskatiya showcased her ‘Naqsh’ collection at the recently held Pakistan Fashion Week 5 where the collection was inspired from the craft and spirit of cartographers. The collection seeked to map new destinations; journeys, maps and worlds through time and space.