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After the splendid success of Fashion Pakistan Week 1 in Lahore, the 2nd edition of the Fashion Week 2010 is currently going great in the southern port city of Karachi. Fashion Pakistan is single largest Platform for fashion designers, fashion entrepreneurs and fashion journalists. To encourage, promote and facilitate the development and growth of the fashion industry in Pakistan and to make it competitive in the international markets.
Lahori women are more fashionable than those in Karachi
Second Fashion Pakistan Week 2 2010 is on its peak these days, started from the 5th of April and will continue until 9th of April 2010. The Fashion event FPW2 is scheduled to feature 52 Fashion designers, 49 of them from Pakistan and one each from Malaysia, Sri Lanka and the United Arab Emirates.
The second day of the Fashion Week 2 on Tuesday kicked off with usual frenzy. After an introduction by Maheen Khan, the models hit the ramp and the fun began. Young and upcoming designers were provided a wonderful platform through this event,
It’s a Paris-Peshawar mix
which started on Monday. It is scheduled to showcase 52 designers, 49 of whom are from Pakistan, while the others are from Malaysia, Sri Lanka and the United Arab Emirates. As usual, versatility and glamour were the call of the day, with designers like Deepak Perwani, Maheen Khan and Shumail stunning everyone with their revelling creations.
Credit goes to its organiser Ayesha Tammy Haq, CEO of Pakistan Fashion Design Council
It is relevant to mention here that participants from two fashion design schools stunned the audience with their creations. Students representing the Pakistan Institute of Fashion Design and the Asian Institute of Fashion Design presented varying designs in chiffon, leather and silk in myriad of colors that were very well presented by the models. On the first day of the Fashion Week, 11 designers showcased their work. However, Sana Safina’s and Zaheer Abbas took the limelight. Also intriguing was a UAE-based designer with a collection titled Veil that brought up the loaded question of segregation in our society. All in all, the show was well attended with all the who’s who of the fashion world, for which the credit goes to its organiser Ayesha Tammy Haq, CEO of Pakistan Fashion Design Council.
It’s a Paris-Peshawar mix. The second Pakistan Fashion Week 2010 that opened in Karachi on Monday seemed to defy the general perception of Pakistan being a conservative society.
Models baring shoulders and navels, sashayed down the ramp in tantalising togas, embroidered cocktail dresses, flowing georgette kurtas and — in the words of a Facebook critic — ‘sexy kaftans’, to showcase works by 52 designers. “This time, my collection will be dark, and very gothic,” says Umar Sayeed, one of Pakistan’s top designers whose show will close the Fashion Week.
Models baring shoulders and navels, sashayed down the ramp in tantalising togas, embroidered cocktail dresses
Notwithstanding its reputation as a city on the edge, Karachi is a typical cosmopolitan metropolis with a bustling fashion scene. Though largely conservative, the street wear is getting provocative. “A dupatta is no longer necessary. Girls are seen in hipster jeans, society ladies wear strapless dresses,” says Mohsin Sayyed, a Karachi-based fashion critic.
“Lahori women are more fashionable than those in Karachi,” says Ahmed Haroon Khan, a Lahore-based designer “They emphasise more on hair and make up,” he adds.