Isfandyar’s friends threw a brilliant party to kick off the wedding festivities with a pool party. Needless to say everyone had a brilliant time!
Muse presented their Spring/Summer 2013 collection inspired by the romantic spirit of a beautiful woman and European gardens palaces. Based in crepes, the designer duo at Muse projected cuts with floor sweeping shirt dresses with side slits embellished with touches of thread work and pearls in shades of chateau grey and alpine green. Key trends highlighted in this collection were full length crepe dresses that promise quiet luxury as well as their signature delicate embellishments. Always beautiful and wearable, we would like to see newer cuts and edgier embellishment from one of our favourite design houses.
Photos courtesy of Faisal Farooqui at Dragonfly
INTERVIEW WITH MOEED YOUSAF AND FARYAL AFTAB OF MUSE
1.What inspired you this season?
The beauty and grandeur of the gardens surrounding European palaces.
2.How would you sum up your collection in three words?
Opulent, intricate, and decadent.
3.What has been your personal best fashion moment so far?
Ours will come when we stock at Bergdorf, Browns, Le Bon Marche, or when Marion Cotillard wears MUSE.
4.What’s the best thing anyone has ever said about your work?
“You can spot a MUSE outfit from a mile away!”
5.What is your biggest strength as a designer?
Our unique aesthetic – beautiful embellishments, luxurious fabrics, and immaculate finishing.
6.What are your favourite colors to work with and why?
Alpine Green – it’s so opulent .Chateau Grey – it’s a very versatile color for embellishment.
7.What are your favourite fabrics to work with and why?
Crepe – it falls beautifully and feels so luxurious. Tulle – it is sheer luxury. Vintage French Lace – it is so understated and yet so opulent.
8.How would you define your personal style?
Sophisticated and decadent.
9.How would you define the style your line exemplifies?
Romantic, feminine, and luxurious.
11.Who is one of your favourite models to work with?
12.How would you define the fashion scene in Pakistan?
It’s young, but has a lot of promise.
13.What is your favourite international design house?
It’s a tie between the new Valentino and Lanvin.
14.What is your current state of mind?
Moving on from the gardens we want to create something that looks fresh and sheer, and reflects light. Tulle is on our mind.
15.Where can readers find out more about you and your work?
Moeed Yousaf and Faryal Aftab, the super duo behind Muse never fail to impress with their creativity, the use of luxurious fabrics, flawless finishing and attention to detail. We LOVE Muse for making clothes that flatter the body and make a woman feel beautiful. So we are very excited to announce that select pieces are on sale -visit their gorgeous store on MM Alam Road, Lahore now!
Also Muse and the gorgeous Zara Peerzada are definitely a winning combination! How beautiful does she look?