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30 Aug

Rural to Runway

rizwan-beyg-on-ethical-fashion Ethical Fashion is all about salvaging the conscience (Herald, June 2012) Rizwan Beyg Most people in Pakistan are still confusing ‘ethical’ for ‘ethnical’ but the term ‘ethical’ should acquire the clarity and visibility of a neon sign now that it’s gaining steam all across the world. It can be incredibly pertinent to Pakistan, and Pakistani fashion especially. What do ethics have to do with fashion? More than you think. Ethical fashion, in Pakistan and the third world, is all about rural empowerment and it simultaneously feeds the purpose of reviving dying crafts. The chikankari and gotta work done by the women of Bahawalpur, the rilli patchwork done in central Sindh and the phulkari work done by women in northern Swat are...
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17 May

Sonakshi Sinha’s outfit

Rizwan Beyg couture for Bollywood royalty Thursday: The peach ensemble (on left) has been designed for Sonakshi Sinha and I discovered this when I went to interview Rizwan for Herald. You can catch the story in the magazine and online next month. For all those die-hard fans of revivalism and as Rizwan puts it, "simply beautiful clothes" the designer has an amazing new collection to flaunt, one that will empower women and financially help them gain dignity and respect in society. Ethical fashion? You bet!...
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