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4 Apr

An open letter to fashion designers

By Aamna Haider Isani   The fashion industry has come a long, long way but there are miles to go before you can rest.   It’s April 3.   Today is a couple of weeks after the PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week (PSFW) concluded in Lahore and about four days before Fashion Pakistan Week (FPW) is scheduled to kick off in Karachi. Together, both these fashion weeks stand for the two credible, fashion forward platforms in the country. Other fashion weeks have emerged all over but they – and I don’t say this enough – do not serve fashion.   Deepak Perwani made a much needed comment on the recent streak of social activism in Karachi, where the words FIX IT were stenciled across town,...
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27 Oct

Nilofer Shahid to showcase Grand Finale at FPW

Showing for the first time at a fashion week in Pakistan, couturier Nilofer Shahid is all set to make a magnificent comeback on November 30, with a “humble tribute to Rembrandt.” By Aamna Haider Isani   Nilofer Shahid has been out of the picture for far too long. Her label - House of Meeras, that outstanding, opulent brand that created works of art and grand productions in terms of concepts and clothes – has not been part of the fashion narrative since 2007 when she showed at Paris Couture Week, to much acclaim. She has been making sporadic appearances – at a BCW finale in 2010, a showcase in Ankara in 2012, to receive a prestigious French Award in 2014 – but there has...
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