Monday, November 9, 2009

First fashion week in Pakistan.

"There's a lot of creativity and artistry that survives in the face of all opposition" — Rizwan Beyg, Pakistani fashion designer.

Many runway shows have given opportunities for designers to branch out and give a message to their culture. A few days ago the first fashion week in Pakistan was shown. It attracted a lot of press, as the country had to face a lot of military and political challenges over the years. "This is our gesture of defiance to the Taliban," said Ayesha Tammy Haq, the CEO of Fashion Pakistan Week. Pakistani designers demonstrated clothes that were completely different to their culture’s normal wardrobe, the show focused to be controversial and give a different image on it’s country, rather than targeting a public to buy. Designer Ayesha Tahir Masood from Pakistan fashion week expressed, "This does not represent what we are as a people… only 0.001 percent of Pakistani women would wear these clothes, and then only in a controlled environment when drunk out of their minds." Pakistan whom textiles imports make up roughly 60% of their exports and which country’s cotton and silk are among the finest in the world, has yet to grow a name in the fashion industry.

Let's hope everything goes well and see a new fashion week in Pakistan.

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1 comment:

Ashley said...

Those clothes are amazing cool pics