In Pakistan Bakr-Eid is an event to give and to sacrifice. It is a day to thank the God Almighty for one’s good fortune and to share it with the less fortunate people of Pakistan.

Eid-ul-Azha, translates as ‘the feast of sacrifice’. In Pakistan, Bakr-Eid is marked by the slaughter of animals as sacrificial offerings, after which the meat is distributed among the needy and underprivileged people of Pakistan. Continue reading…

Comments Off Posted by Zara Omer on Thursday, November 18th, 2010
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Eid in Pakistan is a colorful occasion. Festivities of Eid in Pakistan are focused on large variety of food. In addition Eid in Pakistan is about dressing up and looking trendy. The week off that is given is the best part of Eid in Pakistan. Eid in Pakistan is observed with religious fervor. Animal sacrifice is part of this Eid in Pakistan as it is a religious requirement of this Eid. Eid in Pakistan this time around is all about animal sacrifice. Goats, sheep, cow, even camels; there are a lot of animals to choose from for animal sacrifice this Eid in Pakistan. However due to economic recession ratio of animal sacrifice on Eid in Pakistan has taken a downward trend.

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Comments Off Posted by Zara Omer on Wednesday, November 17th, 2010
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Where Eid-ul-Fitar is all about Eidi, vermicelli, hot n spicy channa chaat, fruit trifal and sweet delights, Eid-ul-Azha is about Mutton roast, Kababs, Biryani and fun-filled family BBQ night. But off course choriya, mehendi and mesmerizing Eid dresses are always a part of every festival, after all girls are all about ‘Sajna Sawarna’.

The central attraction of Eid-ul-Azha is the ble-e-e-e-e-ting of goats and cows everywhere, which brings about an enchantingly rustic effect in the city ambiance. A day before Eid, where girls are busy applying henna and facial cleansers, boys and kids take their bakras to ‘Fancy Bakra Walk’ where Bakras are all dolled up in beautiful costumes, balloons, ribbons and sparkling glitters. Continue reading…

Comments Off Posted by Saba Arshad on Tuesday, November 16th, 2010
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Act 3 – Finale

HSY’s (Hassan Sheheryar Yasin) collection was indeed the finale show at the second PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week. HSY brought to Karachi his menswear and womenswear Prêt-à-porter collection entitled “Metamorphosis”. This was inspired by the design house’s journey and represented a “coming into our own” of the label. A variety of pure fabrics were utilised in the collection where contemporary silhouettes were enhanced with crafts from across the regions of Pakistan. Renowned designer Deepak Perwani walked the ramp for HSY. Continue reading…

Comments Off Posted by Mishal on Monday, November 15th, 2010
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Act 2

The opening of Act 2 Day 4 was by designer Sadaf Malaterre with her womenswear Prêt-à-porter collection for Spring/Summer 2011 which was inspired from life, nature and color. The collection was a fine blend of silks and structured cuts combined with simplicity and embellishment enhancing the piece.

The Sadaf Malaterre brand epitomizes the results of experimentation with clothes and the ability to have fun with fashion. Boho chic by day and glamorous during evening soirees, Sadaf Malaterre’s fashion aesthetic captures an engrained free spirited bohemianism. In a very short period of time, the label has become one of the most talked about designers in Pakistan. Indeed Sadaf Malaterre’s design philosophy focuses on a continuous tribute to the celebration of life. Sadaf Malaterre showcased her womenswear at the debut PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week, inspired by all that which surrounds her and more specifically, colour. Based in pure silks and satins, Sadaf’s collection was dedicated to the memory of acclaimed Pakistani artist and dear friend, the late Asim Butt who inspired the designer and constantly encouraged the designer to experiment with colour. Continue reading…

Comments Off Posted by Mishal on Monday, November 15th, 2010
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An amalgam of excitement, colour, glitz and glamour, Day 4 marked the Closing Day of PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week, November 2010, in Karachi. Day 4 was buzzing with fashion, music and high drama! The evening’s opening show was staged by Maria B., whose Fashion Week womenswear Prêt a Porter collection, “Tribal Militants” featured a diversity of fabrics such as pure cottons, khaddars, chiffons, denim, jute and silk along with knits. With an emphasis on prints, hints of culture, tribal bohemia and the sombre goth of military precision, a western silhouette was showcased. The collection drew inspiration from two of the constant forces at play in Pakistan, thus the tongue-in-cheek title of the collection, and hence was especially inspired by the Pakistani Army as they saved millions of their countrymen in the rural areas during the floods. Talking about her label the designer said “Internationally relevant and affordable fashion for the modern Pakistani woman.” Continue reading…

Comments Off Posted by Mishal on Monday, November 15th, 2010
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Act 2

After a short break, PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week’s Day 3 Act 2 was opened by designer Ali Xeeshan whose Fashion Week collection was entitled “The Phoenix”, the mythical bird of great beauty that lives 500 to 600 years and then burns itself on a funeral pyre, only to rise from the ashes reborn anew to live again. The inspiration behind this collection was the flower colored heritage and vintage dullness of the gold embellishments of the Kohli tribe in Sindh, one of the worst flood affected areas. A culture endangered, according to Ali Xeeshan, it is a clean canvas once again and through his collection he wished to revive the Kohli tribe’s colorful past into a brighter future, regaining its essence within a contemporary thought process. Renowned fashion designer Kamiar Rokni walked the ramp for Ali Xeeshan. Talking about his designs the designer said “My design philosophy is about working with conventional materials and using them to create unorthodox aesthetics and in that way creating a simple harmony between the traditional and the avant-garde.” Continue reading…

Comments Off Posted by Zara Omer on Saturday, November 13th, 2010
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