As my Pakistani followers know, it’s that time of the year again … lawn mania! Although I don’t live in Pakistan, I still spend a lot of my time lusting after all the beautiful lawn outfits that have been popping up on my social media.
This year, almost every major designer has stepped up their game, with most designers introducing “luxury” lawn collections. I know there’s a lot of debate happening around the luxury lawn collections as a lot of people think it’s just a tactic to raise the prices of the lawn which in some cases is very true.
I wanted to review what in my opinion are the best and the worst lawn collections that came out this year.
Disclaimer: these reviews are based on from what I’ve seen on social media and brand advertising.
Zara Shahjahan’s whole brand aesthetic is a breath of fresh air for me, and her lawn collection was no different. I loved the simplistic yet elegant designs of her collection.The color palette was beautiful and as usual, I loved the old world charm that comes with every piece of clothing at Zara Shahjahan. This lawn is at the top of my wishlist!
The one thing I didn’t understand about this lawn was why it had to be shot in Tuscany when I felt that the designs really didn’t have any connection to Tuscany or the Italian culture. The pictures also barely had any Tuscan influence in them so I wonder why the Zara Shahjahan team decided to shoot there.
Saira Rizwan x Ittehad
A rising star and one of my personal favorite designers, Saira Rizwan did not fail to impress with her 2018 lawn collection. A collaboration with Ittehad, this luxury lawn collection actually showcased Sri Lanka’s beauty, unlike Zara Shahjahan’s shoot.
I loved the bold designs and color combinations used for this collection. It really stepped out of the box from conventional lawn designs and gave me something fresh to look at. This lawn is formal enough to wear to special events which is also very nice considering the price range. This is actually the only designer I bought lawn from (I got Amaari SR-11), which means I really fell in love with it!
One of the main reasons I’m in love with Cross Stitch’s lawn is because of the message they’ve tried to convey through their shoot. It focused on the heritage and traditions found in the deserts of Pakistan. I absolutely loved this shoot because of the fact that they chose to focus on Pakistan and its beauty instead of going to another country and shooting for their collection there.
It also tried to dispel a lot of stereotypes that are made about Pakistan all the time. As an American citizen, I’m well aware of the ideas most people have about Pakistan. They think it’s a barbaric country filled with dangerous people who are bent on oppressing women. One of the reasons I focus so many blog posts on Pakistan is to help people become aware of what a beautiful country it really is.
I loved the fact that Cross Stitch gave a message to the people who try to encourage these stereotypes about Pakistani by directly addressing Homeland with a beautiful poem.
My “Homeland is not scary”
It is not grey and black,
It is not brown and dusty,
It is not empty and barren,
It is not monolingual.
My Homeland is where colors pop, where people laugh and smile
Where hundreds of languages are heard, and hundreds of more dialects are spoken.
Where the stringed instruments visualize and drums synchronize.
My homeland is my home
My homeland is my land
My homeland is not your “Homeland”
The reason I loved this lawn is because Image totally changed the game by introducing “lawnkari”, a lawn collection featuring the use of chikankari (very beautiful hand embroidered fabric). Their color palette for their outfits was truly amazing. I just loved the simplicity of it and the pastel colors that were used.
Their lawn is a bit more expensive than other brands but I’m guessing it’s because they used chikankari in the suits. This is another brand on my wishlist! Their lawn is just so bright and beautiful.
Crimson x Saira Shakira
This lawn is absolutely perfect for the modern woman. It’s very sleek and sophisticated as well as very stylish. I loved the Saira Shakira x Crimson collaboration, and I feel like these designs just scream powerful yet glamorous.
I also really love the bright color palette and bold combinations. It’s very striking yet not too busy, which if you know me, I hate busy designs!
Mahgul x Al Zohaib
This is the third collaboration I’m talking about, and tbh I love the idea that designers are working together to produce these amazing lawn collections. I think it’s such a good idea and leads to better designing.
This is another luxury lawn at a slightly higher price range. I don’t really think they should have made this lawn on the expensive side because if I were to be spending that much money on a suit, I would be more likely to go to a bigger brand and get it for around the same price.
Nevertheless, I loved the overall simplicity and design of the collection. The color combinations were also very nice, but they were also focused on pastel colors which literally all the lawn collections are doing this year lol.
Asifa and Nabeel
Asifa and Nabeel also came out with something very out of the box this year. I loved the designs in this collection. They are so bold yet beautiful!
They also used more unconventional prints and designs which I also loved after seeing a lot of repetitive collections from other brands. The prints were fun yet not too busy as well.
Epoque x Suffuse by Sana Yasir
I’m starting to realize that my “hit” list is getting way too long lol, so this is going to be my last one! I got a little carried away but I can’t deal I love all these lawn collections 😀 .
Overall I loved the colors and styling of this lawn. The designs gave me a very graceful and elegant feel which I loved and it included a dash of fierce. I especially love the first purple design it’s so classy!
In my opinion, these brands are way overhyped and showed zero improvements from last years lawn.
Farah Talib Aziz
One of my biggest problems with big Pakistani bloggers is their refusal to critique anyone/ any brand just because they want to stay in those brand’s “good books” and continue getting freebies. When you don’t like something don’t praise it!
People listen to big bloggers so if you have a constructive criticism please make designers aware so they can make some changes. I literally see them gushing about every single lawn collection all the time and it’s so annoying, how can you possibly like them all lol.
It’s pretty funny that these four designers that I mentioned currently have the most popular lawn collections.
This post was incredibly long but I still hope you enjoyed!
Check out last years review here
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