Keeping up with tradition, the 4th Hum Style Awards were recently held in Karachi. The event is designed to celebrate the best of fashion, television, film, and beauty and from the glamor of the red carpet to the glittering stars on stage, it managed to pull off a star-studded affair. Although many prominent names of the industry were missing in action from the event, the stars that did attend managed to make the event quite a talked about spectacle.
With the official slogan of this year’s event being “focus on style and entertainment that aims to not only showcase the industry in the best light possible but also to reward excellence”, the Hum Style Awards had a multitude of nominees in both entertainment and fashion categories. The performances by the stars kept the energy of the event high while the hosting by Adnan Siddiqui, Aamina Sheikh, and Usman Mukhtar had the audience engaged and entertained.
The event was opened by the underground rapper duo Young Stunners. It felt good to see a mainstream event like the Hum Style Awards which was hosting some of the most important figures of the Pakistani entertainment industry also feature artists like Young Stunners in their official lineup. Zara Noor Abbas also took to the stage and performed on some OSTs of popular HumTV dramas including Deewar e Shab in which Zara had an important cameo role.
The power couple that is Farhan Saeed and Urwa Hocane also put up an energetic dance performance and enthralled the audience with their chemistry on stage. There cannot be an award show without an Ahsan Khan performance and this time he paired up with Sara Loren, who made her comeback on stage, and the two mesmerized the audience.
Abrar ul Haq also performed on his famous songs. An endearing sight was when Abrar called up Mikaal Zulfikar for an impromptu dance on the song Sanu Tere Naal Pyaar. The song was Mikaal’s debut music video back in 2000s and it was a wonderful sight to see this reunion of sorts.
Between entertainment and fashion, a total of 18 awards were given out with two special awards. There was a rather odd adjustment of the Most Stylish Actor Film (Female) having two winners. Mahira Khan won in the “popular” sub-category for the award while Kiran Malik won the “jury” sub-category for the award. No other category was divided into popular and jury sub-categories.
Winning speeches by Ayesha Omar, Sonya Hussain, and Asim Azhar were all odes to their mothers. The mood was somber and sentimental when these stars went to the stage and gave the credits of their wins to their mothers who have dedicated their lives to them. Asim dedicated the award to all the single mothers out there, as an ode to his own mother who raised him up as a single woman.
Most Stylish Film Actor Male – Ahad Raza Mir
Most Stylist Film Actor Female – Mahira Khan
Most Stylish Film Actor Female (Jury) – Kiran Malik
Most Stylish Television Actor Male – Mikaal Zulfiqar
Most Stylish Television Actor Female – Sonya Hussain
Style Icon of the year – Ayesha Omar
Most Stylish Performer – Asim Azhar
Most Stylish Sports Personality – Hajra Khan
Best Model Female – Zara Abid
Best Model Male – Aimal Khan
Designer of the year (Lawn) – Zara Shahjahan
Fashion Photographer of the year – Alee Hassan
Hair and Makeup Artist of the year – Qasim Liaqat
Rising Star 2018-2019 – Hamza Khan Bandee and Mushk Kaleem
Designer of the year (Bridal) – Shehla Chatoor
Retail Label of the year (Apparel) – Chapter 2 by Khaadi
Designer of the year (Menswear) – Ismail Farid
Designer of the year (Demi-coture) – Zaheer Abbas
Designer of the year (Pret) – Sublime by Sara Shahid
Excellence in the field of Interior Design and Furniture Manufacturing – House of Zunn
Timeless Beauty – Reema Khan