With the success of its first two editions New Delhi (2015) and Lahore (2016), the multi-dimensional platform Shaan-e-Pakistan, led by the powerhouse Huma Nassr of Braahtii, earlier announced its landmark third season set to take place in Karachi, Pakistan, from 6th till 8th of September 2017; the Shaan-e-Pakistan Luxury Privé Edition 2017.
The platform now announces the appointment of the multi-talented fashion force Ali Xeeshan as their creative and show director for Season 3 of the Luxury Privé Edition.
“We welcome Ali Xeeshan to the Shaan-e-Pakistan family as a creative and show director. He started his journey with us in New Delhi in Season 1 when he showcased as a designer and now returns in this fantastic new avatar. When planning the show this year, we wanted to add more excitement and edge and of course luxury to our platform and Ali’s name immediately came to mind given his flair for creating special, thought provoking and memorable fashion experiences and his professionalism. I then proposed to bring him to the platform not only as a fashion designer but as a director with an overarching creative vision for all three days and for him to debut his vision for how fashion can be showcased and directed specifically; I believe the strength of any project or platform is in its people and talent which is why each year with Shaan-e-Pakistan we see an evolution in terms of outlook, stronger partners and talent. Ali will also be joined in show direction by a tremendous regional fashion guru, to be announced soon. We are delighted to be collaborating with Ali Xeeshan.” said Huma Nassr, founder of the Shaan-e-Pakistan platform.
Speaking on his association, Ali Xeeshan has said: “As the name says, Shaan–e–Pakistan, reflects the love for my land and the love for art that brings me to this platform of exchange and dialogue between fashion, culture and music. I am honoured to be the show director for this season and to inject a flavor of my creative vision. I have seen the Shaan-e-Pakistan platform grow over the years and what excites me most is the room and potential to work closely with brilliant talent from across the region to present a narrative of change and exchange in the best possible way”.
Shaan-e-Pakistan Season 3 marks the first time Ali Xeeshan will creatively direct a show of this magnitude. Indeed Shaan-e-Pakistan Luxury Privé Edition – Season 3 is an evolution of the first two editions, endeavoring to showcase the prowess of Pakistan’s fashion/cultural/art/music/cuisine to Pakistan, in Pakistan, in a luxury format. This season also brings in big names from across borders that include, fashion designers, actors, singers, hosts, choreographers and many more.
To this end, 2017’s three-day event will open with Shaan-e-Pakistan’s signature and coveted ‘Ek Shaam Pakistan ke Naam’ celebration focusing on musical collaborations between artists from India and Pakistan. It is poignant to note that this same night in 2015 was headlined by the late Amjad Sabri who left Indian audiences spellbound with his Kalaams for a night of spiritual beauty and then in Lahore in 2016 by Indian music maestro Rekha Bhardwaj.
Days two and three will feature an elaborate fashion show with International and Pakistani designers sharing the stage to present luxury and bridal collections for the 2017/2018 season. Day three will also host grand solo fashion showcases featuring a duo of the finest fashion ateliers from across the region.
Season 3 of Shaan-e-Pakistan has Bull’s Eye Communications as event partners with media management by Lotus Client Management & Public Relations.
Information on participating designers, artists, experts and partners along with further event information will be released soon.