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20 Feb

Pakistani designers at DNA, London Fashion Week

Fashion Week season is underway all across the globe and the runway shifted from New York to London this weekend. While top-notch designers from Vivienne Westwood to Burberry have always showcased at the London Fashion Week, recently the trendsetting platform has also become a niche for Pakistani designers, included in the DNA program. Last year significantly featured The House Of Kamiar Rokni and Wardha Saleem and this year the troupe grew to include even more names. Part of the British Council’s Fashion DNA intensive program (which culminated into the Fashion Scout A/W 2017 show at LFW) featured The Pink Tree Company by Mohsin Sayeed, Maheen Khan, Sonya Battla, Hamza Bokhari (Jeem), Zuriya Dor and Munib Nawaz as forerunners of Pakistani fashion...
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7 Jun

Lawn: Time to brand your prints

Given Pakistan’s obsession with lawn prints, it is odd that no designer has been able to come up with a single, signature print. Pakistan would be a tropical paradise if it had even a fraction of the robust vibrancy of nature that is exhibited on its lawn prints. I don’t think there is a leaf, a sprig or a species of flower that hasn’t been celebrated in two colour ways each. From parrots to parakeets, crows, sparrows, swallows, peacocks, flamingos, penguins, robins, hummingbirds and many other birds of paradise, the number of species visible on lawn prints would make any bird lover proud. But in this wild celebration of nature, where is the signature? How do we distinguish one label from...
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