Fashion Pakistan is one of the leading platforms for Pakistani fashion designers. It has a long tradition of holding bi-annual fashion weeks, with the very first Fashion Pakistan Week, which held in 2010. Since then, the council has continually looked to new ways to support Pakistan’s growing fashion industry.
The council organizes 2 fashion weeks in a year, one as spring/summer fashion week, and the other as autumn/winter fashion week.
Winter in Pakistan represents an array of festivities, weddings, winter balls, and the general mood of celebration. Previously known as the Autumn Winter show, but this year’s FPW Winter Festive promised to showcase all the colours of Pakistani festive wear, ranging from luxury pret to bridal, and formal wear. So, this time council came up with a very bigger, exciting and even better fashion week, which held in Karachi on 28th, 29th, and 30th November 2015, in collaboration with Urdu1 as the exclusive event and media partner.
The designers carefully selected by Fashion Pakistan to participate in this year’s Winter Festive include some of the most prominent names in Pakistani fashion. In which Shehla Chatoor, Toni&Guy Trend Show (featuring Sania Maskatiya and Deepak Perwani), Ayesha Hashwani, Tena Durrani, Hisham Malik, Sana Safinaz, Wardha Saleem, Maheen Karim, Obaid Sheikh, Elan, Nida Azwer, FnkAsia, Deepak Perwani, Umer Sayeed, Zaheer Abbas, Delphi by Nida Tapal, Zainab Chottani, Faraz Manan and Nauman Arfeen. Also showcased for the first time at FPW was renowned couturier Nilofer Shahid, who closed the event with the grand finale.
Many celebrities and showbiz stars became part of it. In which Ayesha Omar, Imran Abbas, Mahira Khan, Adeel Hussain, Shehryar Munawar Hareem Farooq, Syra Shahroz, Maya Ali, Osama Khalid Butt, Ahsan Khan, Faysal Quraishi, Aijaz Aslam, Mehwish Hayat, Sanam Saeed, Sarwat Gillani, Sana Bucha, and Waqar Ali Khan were there among others.
The event was managed by CKO Events Architecture, and backstage was managed by Production 021. Saba Ansari and Samiya Ansari of ‘Sabs’ served as the official styling partners for the event.
Show direction and choreography done by Frieha Altaf of Catwalk Event Management and Productions. Latitude CRS was again handled the event PR.
In the end, I would like to add a statement of Ms Wardha Saleem, CEO Fashion Pakistan, in which she said,
“Fashion is a burgeoning industry in Pakistan, and adds immense value to our economy. Constant innovation and encouragement will not only boost the industry but also give headway to new talent in Pakistan.”