Friday, November 28, 2014

Fashion Pakistan Week 2014 Fall-Winter Collections Show in Karachi

Pakistan fashion industry put on a great annual show  under the banner of Fashion Pakistan Week with several designers showing off their Fall and Winter creations for 2014 over the last three days in Karachi. Here are a few glimpses of it:

Designers at the show included Maheen Khan, Sadaf Malaterre, Maheen Karim, Nida Azwer, Mohsin Ali, Faraz Mannan and Nauman Arfeen.

Growth in Pakistan fashion industry is inspiring many young Pakistanis, most recent among them is Umaima Mendhro, a home-schooled village girl from Sindh who founded a VC-funded fashion startup in San Francisco, CA.

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Riaz Haq said...

ISLAMABAD: Ambassador of Pakistan to France Ghalib Iqbal said that Pakistani fashion industry had registered a growth of 79 per cent recently which was one of the largest industrial growth rates in the world.

He was speaking at a fashion show of high end Pakistani textile products. The show was organized as part of activities of 37th edition of Texworld being held in Paris, France, said a message received here Wednesday.

The ambassador announced that a more elaborate fashion show would be held in Paris next year to present high end Pakistani textile designs.

This year, a total of 35 Pakistani companies have set up their stalls in the Texworld, out of which 12 have been sponsored by the Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) while others were participating on their own.

A total of 945 companies from 27 different countries are participating in the fair which is held twice a year in Paris.

President of the exhibition, Michal Scherppe welcomed and appreciated the participation of Pakistan in the fashion show organized as part of the event.

The show presented the designs created by Indus Valley School of Arts and Architecture and Sarena.

The colourful and highly imaginative designs were appreciated by the spectators.

Earlier, the ambassador visited the stalls set up by Pakistani exporters and discussed with them the prospects of business development in France and assured them of full support and cooperation. –APP

Riaz Haq said...

#Pakistani who designed dresses for Angelina Jolie and Madonna sweeps an old house In #Ajmer. … via @HuffPostIndia

Noted Pakistani designer and artist Yousuf Bashir Qureshi has fulfilled a promise he made to his mother, even if it meant taking a trip into the heart of Ajmer to first discover, and then sweep the floor of an old house quietly residing in Langar Khana.

Qureshi’s mother Abida Bashir had asked her son to fulfil her dream of finding her childhood home where she resided before migrating to her family to Pakistan in 1947, and clean it.

Making his debut trip to India, Qureshi managed to track down the house, and was overwhelmed by the memories that his mother had passed on to him come to life. “The moment I confirmed that is the native house of my mother’s family, I closed my eyes for a minute, recalling the childhood days that my four uncles and six aunts spent here,” Qureshi told ToI. He kissed the doorstep to his family’s past. “It was a very emotional moment… it was as if I was with my entire family as I went from one room to another.”

Qureshi spent two hours reminiscing in the home that has received a few modern makeovers, but retains a few elements of the past, including the fluting strains of qawwali from the dargah nearby. Just before he left –- accompanied with pictures of the old house from the present owner as a gift -- he swept a part of the building, to fulfil his promise to his mother.

A graduate from the University Of Nebraska in Food science, Qureshi has garbed celebrities such as Sheryl Crow, Angelina Jolie, and Denzel Washington, and Madonna, and is also an avid photographer and a gardener. Qureshi eventually returned to Pakistan in 2002 to start his label YBQ, that is based out of Karachi, that he runs alongside being a resident professor at Indus Valley School.

Riaz Haq said...

BBC News - Meet #Pakistan's first supermodel. #fashion #design

Nadia Hussain, seen as Pakistan's first supermodel, says it is more acceptable to enter into a career in modelling than when she first started 20 years ago.
She says the industry is thriving as attitudes in the country change.
At 37 and with four children and a flourishing business, the model who is also a trained dentist and still appears at fashion shows.