Mohsin Naveed Ranjha teams up with Syra Yousuf for ‘Zarlish’22; duo pays homage to Lollywood

He is one of the most celebrated fashion designers in the country and his couture collections remain the most-talked-about. If you are familiar with the work of designer Mohsin Naveed Ranjha, you can already assume the scale and grandeur of his collections. The couturier took to social media to share a glimpse of his upcoming luxury festive unstitched collection ‘Zarlish’ 22 ‘Ek Shaam Nigar Ke Naam’. After watching the snippets on Instagram, one may go from simple fawning to scrutinizing tiny details.

The Crux of Zarlish 22

The collection ‘Ek Shaam Nigar Ke Naam’ celebrates the majesty of Lollywood and the unmatched contribution ofNigar Awards and publications that imprinted an indelible mark on the history of Pakistani cinema. The films, the stars, and especially the music inspire each design in this collection that both titillate and invoke sublime passion. These exuberantly embellished rich ensembles are named after some of the eminent actors and singers who serve as the primary inspiration of the designs. It offers a captivating mix of tradition and modernity ranging from zesty narangi, and rich sindoori red to lusher dhaani green and sublime yaqoot pink.

Syra Yousuf is The Epitome of Grace and Royalty

Channeling grace and beauty of the bygone era translating it for contemporary times the lovely Syra Yousuf is the face of Zarlish 22. The exquisite jewellery, subtle make-up and dazzling traditional wear will surely leave you mesmerized. Syra who has beautifully cemented her credentials as fashionista over time, stunned with majestic looks sporting a special outfit for each celebrity.

Fashion Times Top 3 Picks

Noor Jehan

The first ensemble pays homage to Noor Jehan, the Queen, and the iconic voice that crossed borders both physically and emotionally. Mohsin opts for a sublime creamy beige gharara and shirt ensemble. The shirt features floral vines done in metallic threadwork whereas the gharara is studded with artful mirror work in grid pattern accented with florets. Paired with a coordinating dupatta featuring elongated niches is perfect for those who are keen on unleashing their inner queen.

Iqbal Bano

Our next pick is Iqbal Bano, she was the woman who brought us all together in times when we were falling apart. Syra looks bewitching in this dhaani green gharara and shirt ensemble. The shirt is packed with floral motifs and studded with fine gold sequin work. Theg harara adorned with floral buttis sprayed all across and an intricate border and exudes youthful vibes. The dupatta in matching color that features a delicate jaali – lattice is bound to make a resounding statement.

Reshma Jee

Coming up next is the most adorable outfit Reshma Jee. The singer with her soulful voice makes us feel the depth of sorrow in the most meaningful and beautiful way. Decoding the outfit, the plum hued gharara and shirt ensemble features a heavily embroidered shirt with motifs of floral vases and vegetal sprigs frame. The gharara exudes oodles of desi charm with rows of sequins ending with floral vases. The complete stunner look is rounded off with an embellished dupatta.

You can review the collection here



Talking about his new collection, Mohsin Naveed Ranjha wrote on Instagram, “Having a decided tilt towards our cultural heritage, it was natural that we follow up our Radio Pakistan collection with one celebrating the classics of Pakistani cinema and Ilyas Rashidi’ Nigar Awards. Lollywood has had the best music and movies became immortal by combining audio-visual creativity on celluloid from Madam Noor Jehan, then later Mussarat Nazeer and even down to Naseebo Lal. These are the songs that are remembered and reprised even today at parties, and music shows. They are even being sung across the border. Last year when we launched our first unstitched collection Zarlish 2021, we pledged that we will donate the proceeds from sales of the ensembles to charity and this year too we are continuing with our pledge but with renewed vigour.”

The luxury festive unstitched collection Zarlish’22 ‘Ek Shaam Nigar Ke Naam’ launches on the 2nd of September.

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