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Made in Pakistan Fashion Week pushes boundaries
Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) has been burning the midnight oil to significantly increase the share of Pakistani textiles in the global market.

Although the industry in Pakistan generally operates on a small and medium scale, it’s the prowess of the fashion industry as a whole — thanks to their presence at International Fashion Weeks, including Paris, London and New York, to showcase the quality fashion and apparel the country is capable of — that is contributing significantly to the overall growth.

Fashion weeks are a strenuous business for anyone involved enough to be working full time. As a platform to introduce new designers and showcase the quality textile and apparel, the Trade Development Authority of Pakistan collaborated with Fashion Pakistan Karachi to host Made in Pakistan Fashion Week, featuring authentic Pakistani textiles recently.

It was a showcase of many highs and lows. Community lists down the top 7 designer collections that went on the ramp representing the myriad fashion aesthetics.

Deepak Perwani

All that tangerine, red and yellow dominated the runway featuring short kurtis, jackets, maxis and quintessential palazzo pants — a touch too tribal. And since he believes in creating entire looks, Deepak complimented the clothes with his characteristic earrings. Although he made models sport few pieces from his previous collections but that’s the D Philosophy — a feminine exquisitely finished, retail friendly collection.

Hassan Riaz

He was bold and fearless on ramp — way too reckless than he usually is. Spiralled cocoons and slacks for men and knitted woolen dresses, the cutting-edge designs all in a power combination of red and black built way too well to turn the heads. Hassan is very clear about what he’s doing and it’s all about putting yourself out there and the results are always a strange mix.

The Pink Tree Company

Mohsin Sayeed gave a wild touch to the sophisticated Pink Tree Company this time, making it difficult to slot the collection into any one popular style. A dash of the unexpected was added to every conventional style; pleated skirts, mix of prints on the base of very fresh colours — the plum, the tangerine — a revolution of what’s allowed on the street.

Amna Aqeel

Amna defined the Made in Pakistan show, weaving the ethnic traditional embroideries and embellishments with modern cuts featuring vibrant mirror work on blouse, capes and cigarette pants. Her white on white collection woven in white cotton denim was chic with international appeal, an interplay of vivid colour and designs.

Adnan Pardesy

Adnan gave fashion what they have come to love about the designer. His collection featured sexy pieces with funky casuals built in denim and all the hues of black. Tops paired with floral tights and skirts and you’re off for a day or night. This proves that Adnan does clothes for everyone to make a statement everywhere. His draping and silhouettes were a win!


Gulabo presented a predictable line of sumptuous prints that is Maheen’s signature. It was a soldered collection channelling the prints, cuts and styles — an electrifying trailer into the variety that is available at their stores. The jump suits, pants, crop tops and jackets obtruding in the hues of green and red — her colourful set dresses spoke loudly about the ability of Gulabo and Maheen Khan to bring the best at the ramp effortlessly. From models sporting the fierce look to the bursts of flowers and prints, a collection very well defined! Maheen’s a maestro!

Zainab Khalid

This young girl from Pakistan Institute of Fashion and Design is going to go places; she showcased a standout collection with interesting structures featuring pants, jackets and overcoats in the hues of white, yellow and blue — full of fun! She won big time with her superb showing at the finale of Made in Pakistan – a day of millennial fashion.Read more at:www.queenieau.com/formal-dresses-brisbane-trends | www.queenieau.com/semi-formal-dresses
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Fashion for value addition
The most recent addition to the list of fashion showcases this year, Made in Pakistan 2017, took place in Karachi last weekend. It offered a change of pace as numerous design labels, including young and upcoming ones, brought their capsule collections to the runway. The event was a joint venture by one of Pakistan’s leading platform for designers, Fashion Pakistan, and TDAP (Trade Development Authority of Pakistan), which served as title partner for the three-day run.

The idea behind the Made in Pakistan 2017 fashion display was to create collections for export and strengthen ties with fashion businesses abroad. It aimed to promote Pakistani art and culture overseas through fashion and increase the production of value added products from the country. This not only gave up and coming designers a chance to showcase their work internationally but also allowed for strong representation of Pakistani fashion on global fronts.

According to Feri Rawanian, CEO Fashion Pakistan, “We at FP [Fashion Pakistan] want to develop our designers and provide them a stage so they have the right market in sight and the tools to get into this value added segment in-line with international trends and consumer demands, and this collaboration with TDAP also aims to just do that.”

Sharing his views on the initiative and partnership with Fashion Pakistan, Saeed Tamimi of TDAP observed, “TDAP has been instrumental in facilitating and promoting Pakistan’s fashion industry for the last many years. It supports and facilitates the participation of Pakistani fashion designers in mainstream local and international fairs, fashion weeks and other related activities. Similarly, each year, on the occasion of TDAP’s mega event, Expo Pakistan, it encourages and supports the designer industry to showcase their masterpieces before hundreds of foreign buyers and international media.”

Designers who brought their ‘A’ game to this initiative included Deepak Perwani, who opened the show with his collection, D Philosophy that was all about bright colours. It was followed by a display of Amir Adnan’s menswear collection, Fnk Asia’s ethnic pieces and Nova Leather’s trendy leather outfits while Hassan Riaz presented a fashion forward collection and The Pink Tree Company remained true to their design ethos with Bougainvillea Diaries. Tena Durrani closed the show with her smart, short and long dresses that made for a perfect finale for Day One.

Proceedings on the second day began with Aamna Aqeel’s The White Susi that offered a blend of eastern and western trends. Wardha Saleem joined forces with M. Jafferjees to showcase her collection, Orchidaceae and the two brought thoughtful looks to the ramp in collaboration with each other. Other designers who took centre stage on Day Two include Zuria Dor whose collection was dominated by matching separates with accessories from 9Lines. Adnan Pardesy’s Subculture was denim-inspired with hues of metal while Nauman Arfeen presented his all-white collection, Blanche that was inspired by Kintsug, the Japanese art of mending broken pottery with gold. The final presentation of the day, Gulabo by Maheen Khan was a hip, trendy collection that resonated well with those in attendance.

With the purpose of highlighting local trends that have an international appeal, the fashion display turned out to be a success with several designers being approached for their creations. Such events only add to the credibility of Pakistan’s fashion industry, which is definitely one of the most bankable businesses in Pakistan.

Speaking to Instep on the sidelines of the event, designer Nauman Arfeen shared his thoughts on the subject, “It’s all about merging fashion with art and bringing something new to the table. I’ve blended eastern and western trends in my collection, Blanche. Made in Pakistan is all about promoting Pakistani culture and with eastern trends embedded in the collections, it has a strong appeal for international buyers. I am already getting orders as a lot of people have approached me. I think it’s a very good platform.”Read more at:www.queenieau.com/cheap-formal-dresses-au | www.queenieau.com/plus-size-formal-dresses
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In an outstanding achievement, both the women’s and men’s throwball teams have won gold for India at the the recent Asian Continental Games 2017, held in Thailand. What’s more, two players from the women’s team, Sharon Pascal and Gaddam Krishna Induja, are from Hyderabad and were coached by Venkat Komu and Jagan Mohan Goud.

“It’s a great feeling. This is our second international win in the last few months. The experience at the Asian Continental Games was different from the World Games 2017. This time, some of the players in the team were government employees; one was a policewoman from Punjab. It was nice playing with people from different parts of the country. We all got along well and our sole aim was to make India proud. We won against Malaysia in the semi-finals and thrashed Thailand in the finals,” says 24-year-old Sharon, proudly.

Induja says that the best part of the series was defeating the home team. “Thailand gave us a tough competition, but we won. I was the captain for the World Games and am glad we could make the country proud again. More parents should encourage their kids to take up sports. The awareness in the city is lacking,” says 19-year-old Induja, who was also a national-level tennis player. “After I suffered from jaundice, I switched to throwball as I couldn’t cotinue tennis. Throwball is tough too as the ball comes spinning in at great speed and we suffer from hand injuries. But I got attached to the sport and will continue playing it,” she adds.

While Sharon works as an Assistant Publishing Specialist at Thomson Reuters and is also pursuing a post graduate degree in Psychology at Osmania University, Induja is pursuing Interior Designing at Hamstech Institute of Fashion and Interior Designing. So doesn't the schedule get hectic? “Yes, it’ very tiring. I practise in the morning, go to work and study during the weekends. But nothing matters more than making the country proud. Playing a sport can also be a stress-buster. I unwind by playing table tennis and dancing,” says Sharon. While Induja adds, “No matter how tiring it gets, I will continue playing for my father. When he tells people that his daughter plays for the country, it makes me happy.”

While both the girls face problems with funds and lack of opportunities, they want to continue playing for India. “I also want to start playing discus throw professionally. It’s all possible because our parents support us at all times,” concludes Sharon.Read more at:http://www.queenieau.com | http://www.queenieau.com/formal-dresses-sydney-au
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