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11 Aug

Having a little fun with two really serious guys

Two bits of eye candy (read semi-nude images) have come to light of late. One of a young and virile Junaid Jamshed of the Vital Sign heydays (the nineties) and second of the 61-year old cricketer turned politician turned protester, Imran Khan, circa 2014. Seeing the great shape IK is currently in, we’re just happy it wasn’t the other way around. We have seen and enjoyed many visual treats of the Captain’s youth but we have not and do not want to see a semi nude JJ of today. Judging by the thickness of his beard…oh forget it, let’s not judge and run the risk of being judged for whatever we say. These pictures, however, have inspired other politicians and show...
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22 Aug

In conversation with Rabia Z

Emirati designer Rabia Z at Fashion Pakistan Week in Karachi.  AHI: We have the very first corporate sponsored billboard for women who cover their heads… RZ: …that is fantastic. It is common here in the Gulf but nice to see it outside of GCC. AHI: Meanwhile, what I see as an ‘extremist’ streak of menswear designers are promoting their collections through very disturbing campaigns of women with their faces completely muffled under their scarves… RZ: They are probably trying to copy the West, misrepresenting Muslim women and then calling it “art”! AHI: What do you say for human figures featured without a head? RZ: This bit is OK.  Even net-a-porter does that with their video clips of outfits as do Islamic clothing...
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