LAHORE: It was a night of sartorial elegance where old world charm met the best in fusion attire from the East.
The third annual Hum Style Awards (HSA), hosted by the Hum Network, saw the crème de la creme of Pakistan’s entertainment industry put their best foot forward for an evening of fashion and glamour in Karachi, on Saturday.
Fashion police were quick to mark the stars on their lists of best and worst dressed, with actors Sabah Qamar and Mawra Hocane scoring the highest points on the charts.
Qamar dazzled in her black Elan gown -- complete with layered tulle, black bead and sequin work, a bustier top and sheer strap detailing – with her hair pulled back and the 90s-inspired make up on fleek.
Hocane, a close second, hit all the right notes in her pale pink chikankari saree by Indian designer Label D.
Both subtle and sensuous, the ensemble’s sheer sleeves and elegant draping made for Hocane’s look to be the most-talked about on social media.
And while many attendees played it safe by opting for the usual colors and cuts, a handful threw caution to the wind by experimenting with different styles.
Model Noor Bhatti was one among them. In a bright-green, off-shoulder dress -- paired with minimal accessories -- she floored the crowds with her effortlessly-chic look.
The men were not ones to disappoint either, with a majority opting to go monochrome. Actor and choreographer Osman Khalid Butt ruled the roost in a well-tailored, light-weight periwinkle suit offset with a printed silk tie.
Following closely on his heels was actor and model Nabeel Zuberi who chose the lighter end of the palette with a shiny jade green suit, which he wore with a crisp black shirt while sporting a well-coifed do.
With most actors opting to ape modern silhouettes and designs, actor Azfar Rehman and make-up artist Shoaib Aziz stuck to their roots in their heavily-embroidered blue sherwani-inspired jacket and an all-white salwar kameez.
Bonus points for actor Emaad Irfani who stood out, for all the right reasons, in his sugar and spice ensemble, coupled with a serious pair of glasses.