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8 Oct

Karachi Fashion Week in a nutshell

[youtube=] In my opinion, here’s what can be appreciated about KFW… 1. The platform is sticking by its word on being regular on the calendar. KFW is a follow up to IFW (Islamabad Fashion Week) that was held in January earlier this year. Both KFW and IFW fall under Arshad Siddiqui's newly found Pakistan Fashion Council. 2. The runway, thanks to CEO Tariq Amin’s refined aesthetic, was impressive. 3. KFW shows started on time, with negligible twenty minute delays. The days wrapped up, quite wonderfully for PST, around 10pm. 4. As part of a larger picture, KFW is a launch pad for new or undiscovered designers, designers that may or may not make it to the country’s more credible PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week that has...
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4 Sep

What’s written on the runways?

A quick look into the tangled web of fashion weeks in Pakistan… Will Rizwanullah ever model on the PFDC runway again? Here he steps in for Ali Xeeshan. ‘Fashion Week’ is the new buzzword. And there are three registered fashion councils in Pakistan, all three of them attempting to organize at least two fashion weeks a year.  It’s a ridiculous number of fashion weeks for a country as small as ours. From what one has witnessed, one united fashion council was established for Pakistan in 2006 but it very quickly segmented into the Pakistan Fashion and Design Council (Lahore) and Fashion Pakistan Council (Karachi). The PFDC took off under the leadership of Sehyr Saigol while FP elected Maheen Khan...
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29 Jan

Another fashion council for Pakistan: PFC registered!

Setting a new record for a country with the most fashion councils is Pakistan as CEO Triple E, Mr Arshad Siddiqui, has registered a council of his own under the title 'Pakistan Fashion Council'. "This council will be for all designers of Pakistan as well as people associated with the fashion industry such as stylists, journalists, etc," Mr Siddiqui spoke to me from Islamabad where he is hosting PFW's first project, Islamabad Fashion Week. "Some people (established designers) have been treating fashion as their personal jaageer (property) and this is an attempt to make it accessible to all." He furthered that Tariq Amin had been appointed CEO of the council for three years and memberships were open for all designers, established and...
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