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Catwalk Cares Virtual Fashion Show: Grand Finale

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Day Three and the Finale of the ‘Catwalk Cares’ Virtual Fashion Show was filled more glamour and star power including showstopper appearances by Sarwat Gilani, Mikaal Zulfiqar, Ayesha Omer and Kiran Malik. The designers’ line up was as follows

NOMI ANSARI

The king of kaleidoscopic creations Nomi Ansari opened Episode Three and said he was happy to see the whole fashion industry -designers, models, saloons and event management forging together united and supporting the frontliners and the industry.

He presented the four -looks ”Festive Couture’ capsule of signature Nomi Ansari pieces modelled by supermodel Fauzia Amaan. The pieces included a shimmery midnight blue sari worn with a backless cut-out blouse; a classic twirly can-can sharara in pastel floral hues; a black and silver glittery lehngha choli and a pastel floral kaleidoscopic sharara with matching sleek top.

SANA SAFINAZ

Safinaz Muneer of fashion giant Sana Safinaz thanked Frieha Altaf while continuing to “pray for the frontliners. ”

The label’s three piece fusion couture capsule ‘Anatalya” was inspired by Greco Roman statues and, draping techniques from classical antiquity and modelled by dusky Maha Taharani. The collection was composed of luxurious georgette in deep solid hues inky- navy blue, crimson red, and forest green which were transposed onto contemporary and minimalistic silhouettes embellished with pearls and crystals in floral motifs, and accessorized with hand cut brooches and belts.

SONYA BATTLA

Sonya Battla’s three piece capsule collection ”Chawkhandi’  was inspired by the embossed clay etching found at the historic Chaukhandi Tombs, woven together classic prints and springtime hues for timeless ready- to-wear pieces in pure cotton paired with elegant chiffon dupattas..

Battla’s muse was actor and social activist Sarwat Gilani whose own minimalist personal style mirrors that of the designer.

Sonya was excited to be part of ‘Catwalk Cares’ and thought the exercise was “a considerate and well thought out effort to celebrate the brave frontliners while bringing the industry together.

REPUBLIC by OMAR FAROOQ:

Omar Farooq, Creative Director menswear label Republic was of thought that Catwalk Cares was a brilliant initiative. Republic also used a celebrity showstopper, TV and Film actor Mikaal Zulfiqar, who dazzled in a navy blue cotton shalwar kurta worn with a midnight blue tropical wool waistcoat embossed with a hand-embroidered Republic emblem-logo.

The other two pieces in Republic’s capsule ‘Majorelle’ which was inspired by the ebullience of botanical gardens, modelled by Walid Siddiqui, included a sky blue short kurta worn with slim pants and a faded inky and botanical hued embossed waistcoat with a similar white and grey combo.

FARAZ MANAN

Global glam-couturier Faraz Manan said he felt that Catwalk Cares ‘ was a “symbol of hope and resilience” while supporting and paying respect to the brave.

His Summer Couture capsule was modelled by actor, model, fashion entrepreneur Kiran Malik. The three piece capsule included; a sleek shimmery ivory Grecian draped sari hybrid, a breezy cream bell-sleeved opera overlay coat worn with slim pants and a short tunic, and a soft canary sleeveless shirt tunic worn with flared pants.

SHEHLA CHATOOR

The finale designer of the show was the bridal couturier Shehla Chatoor, who was excited to be part of an exercise that united the Fashion world.  

In her latest collection ‘Noor: The Divine Light’, Shehla used rich fabric including gossamer tulle and pure organza, in luminescent hues of ash grey and cream-white. The first two beautifully handcrafted ensembles, modelled by supernova Mushk Kaleem, were fashioned into sleek, contemporary silhouettes embellished with intricate, rich traditional embroidery including zardozi, thread work, mirror-work and deft cutwork elements dovetailed with modern pearl and Swarovski accents.

To further represent this blend of the bold and the elegant Shehla chose actor, host singer and fashionista Ayesha Omer as her showstopper calling her “the ultimate Shehla Chatoor IT girl. Ayesha dazzled in a floral embroidered can-can sharara skirt paired with a sleek backless long-sleeved blouse endnoted with an Elizabethan type ruffle made from fresh flowers.

The Catwalk Cares Virtual Fashion Show ended on a positive note with images and footage of the frontliners in their PPE suits receiving Eid outfits by participating designers at Indus Hospital and the Expo Center from Frieha Altaf CEO of Catwalk Events & Production whose innovative brainchild and CSR effort united the Fashion industry.  

Catwalk Cares partnered with Studio by TCS for deliveries suits to frontliners and Nabila as official stylist to guide models and celebrities for makeover and also providing them with Zero makeup kits.  

Watch the whole finale show here.

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Lock-down is temporary but Father’s day is permanent

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He is the person who started working hard even before your birth to give you a safe space full of warmth and comfort. It is rightfully said that no person in this world would be happy to see you more successful than him except for your father.
A father is the first superhero in a child’s life, the one he\she would always look up to, for love guidance, goals and unlimited demands.

Since most of the major events are being celebrated in a situation of complete lockdown in the country, we have got some sweet and doable ideas to surprise your dads on this Father’s Day.

Throw A Lunch Party


Isn’t it true that most of the dads are foodies and they can never say no to a dish made by their kids? On this special day, make his favorite dishes. Pamper him the whole day and do not forget to prepare something sweet for the evening tea.

Origami Nuts In Collaboration With OvenCraft


Yummy in his tummy!!! Origami Nuts has designed this cute basket of sweet banana crumble bread in collaboration with Oven craft. The appearance is cute and is definitely a perfect pick to show love and dedication on this special day to your fathers.

Kitchen Kahani’s Breakfast

Almost every dad is a nihari lover and especially in this lockdown when we cannot go and dine out, Kitchen Kahani is offering  “Nashta with Abbu”. We are already melting at the name. You can order home-cooked beef Nihari to surprise your Abbus with a scrumptious desi nashta.

Customized Basket By Happy String

If your abba loves to eat junk, this can be an economical and a fancy present for him. Get his favorite chocolates and other edibles packed in a beautifully wrapped basket and brighten up your father’s mood with something sweet and salty.
Father’s Day DIY Cookie Kit


For young fathers, to have an interactive activity with small kids, Delish is offering customized DIY Cookie kits where you can make your own cookies with your kids while sitting at your home. Isn’t it a great yet adorably creative idea?

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“Beyond Wonder Women”- A Facebook Initiative to Promote Body Positivity

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Beyond Wonder Women is the brainchild of Minahil Kashif, a Law graduate from the University of London. She struggled with all the things that a normal Pakistani girl has to go through when it comes to the concept of a “perfect body”. Minahil used body-shaming as fuel and a reason to start Pakistan’s first fitness and motivational group that promotes the idea of women of all ages, race and ethnicity to come together and live a positive and healthy life.
The initiative “Beyond Wonder Women” aims to help our nation unlearn the concept of “perfect body” by promoting self-love, along with encouraging to be healthy and discouraging them to come down to society’s unnecessary expectations.
Beyond Wonder Women strives to provide women a safe space. Their Instagram promotes fitness and health while they work on the community’s mental health and well-being through their Facebook group in order to maintain privacy.
Amongst other wonder women is  Maryam Feroz (@25vectors) who has produced content that has helped them achieve many milestones in a short span of time which include crossing 1000+ members on their Facebook group and getting shoutouts from international trainers such as @chontelduncan and @stephaniesanzo.

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A Model-Turned-Actress Still at the Peak of her Performance; Sadia Khan!

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Sadia Khan is a name that needs no introduction. The star has made sure she leaves an impression on the audiences with her charming on-screen persona and acting mettle both in the world of modeling and acting. Famed for one of the top performances of her career in Khuda Aur Mohabbat, this starlet has a lot of achievements under her name, and that isn’t all that makes her special.

Starting her career with modeling, this actor-turned-model was destined to be more than just a model. Launched in 2011 in various dramas and ramps, Sadia Khan’s personality and talent have been rather irrepressible. She’s covered countless magazines, starred in numerous dramas, modeled for Pakistan’s biggest brands; in short, there isn’t any territory the actress hasn’t explored. Not to mention, she has made one of the more successful model-to-television and movie star transitions in the Pakistani entertainment industry, like her magnetic performance in Khuda Aur Muhabbat (2011), Naina Syed in Laa (2014), Umm-e-Hani in Shayad, (2017) and Maryam in Maryam Periera (2018). Khan also appeared in a film which is Abdullah: The Final Witness (2016).

But let’s not forget that she was—still is—a unique and remarkable model, as we were all reminded by her triumphant shoots for brands including Khaadi, Sapphire, Gul Ahmed, Sana Safinaz to posing for various other brands. She was the brand ambassador of Khaadi for 3 years, and the brand ambassador for Ufone for more than 2 years. Sadia Khan was modeling from an early age, spending her teens posing for photographs. She then made it as an actress, filling her resume with unconventional and unique roles. The triple threat performer is not only an actress and a model, but also a singer and songwriter. Is there anything that this star can’t do? We don’t think so.

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