Nabeel and Aqeel - Pakistani Designers
Boutique:Nabeel & Aqeel
Five years after Wardrobe and following the triumphant opening of a Nabeel and Aqeel boutique in New York, the designer brothers Nabeel and Aqeel launched their new outlet in Lahore. Walking from Wardrobe to the Nabeel & Aqeel boutique there is a profound change in interior. The first is simpler in white while the second has red walls with long mirrors in golden frames adding to the glamour available there on the racks.
Moving on, a painting of a tiger is framed above a wooden desk. An emerald green loveseat and sapphire blue fur sofas are prominently placed. Dim lighting from two lamps completes the impressive ambience of the office area. Balancing the otherwise loud interior, a beige carpet lends the welcome touch of sobriety.
Nabeel and Aqeel's wedding and party wear collection is currently on display. Shalwar kameez, short shirts with bootleg pants, kurtis, saris and lehngas, the collection is varied. Nabeel & Aqeel used vibrant colours and spread out embellishment, unrestrained is the word. Nabeel&Aqeel has the complete colour spectrum. You will see hot pink and magenta, sky blue as well as pale yellow, fawn and the essential black and white. Those who prefer minimalism may find some of the outfits overdone. Have no fear. Pared down ones such as a plain parrot green raw silk shalwar kameez with a block printed duppatta and a pale yellow shirt with resham embroidery can also be spotted. Then there is also a striking blue short shirt with a crisscross neck and back and embellishment on the bodice. Best of the lot are the saris and lehngas. From amongst the saris you can take your pick from the traditional ones with heavily embellished blouses and the trendy ones with sequinned blouses. For men the boutique offers shalwar kurtas and achkans. Some are plain and some are embroidered around the neck and sleeves.