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6 Dec

A Post Fashion Week Weekend

   Spectre, Tamasha, a very ‘haute’ dinner hosted by Nasreen Askari at the Mohatta Palace Museum and last but not least, some jaw-breaking comedy by Saad Haroon and Salman Qureshi at the PACC Auditorium…this was an extremely busy and yet charged and revitalising weekend!   Yes, this is exactly how one recovers from Fashion Week! Nasreen Askari, director Mohatta Palace Museum and Frieha Altaf.   “It’s tragic that we’re a country that can produce couture and yet we’re letting it all waste away,” Rizwan Beyg did not mince his words or his disappointment at how commercial, fast fashion, pret and a compromise on quality had jeopardized all the gorgeous craft that is indigenous to this region. Nilofer Shahid and Faiza Samee, also from the same school...
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18 Jun

A couple of hundred stitches in time

They say a stitch in time can save nine but A Flower from Every Meadow throws the spotlight on numerous indigenous textile techniques that need to be savoured as well as saved.     What an absolutely magnificent display of exquisite craftsmanship, every stitch of which has originated and evolved in the sub-continent! A Flower from Every Meadow has blossomed as an eye-opening exhibit at the Mohatta Palace Museum this week, bringing attention to ancient and unfortunately dying crafts from the region, crafts that are crying for care and conservation. This isn’t your average slipshod, attention grasping activity; this exhibition permeates the six senses subliminally. Installations and exhibits have been displayed with the standard of meticulous care one associates with the V&A in...
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