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Virtual Fashion Show By Catwalk Cares Continues On Second Day

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After a successful first day showcase of six designers, Catwalk Cares Virtual Fashion Show Episode Two was also viewed well on Har Pal Geo and Catwalk Cares YouTube and Facebook pages.

On second day also dedicated to the front lines against Covid-19 and all participating designers applauded the efforts of all those advancing in combatting the disease all over the country. Each designer has gifted Eid suits to health workers under the aegis of Catwalk Cares and commissioning a tribute poster by Mariam Ibraaz to thank all the doctors.

The first show of Day Two was Generation’s formal luxury collection ‘Lootera ‘ modelled by veteran supermodel Mehreen Syed and designed and styled by Generation designer Harris Masood. The assemblage comprised of four outfits was a sneak peak of brand’s Monsoon collection for its concept Luxury line Mining. ‘Lootera refers to the beauty and finesse of pre-colonial Sub-Continental fabrics – including Chintz, Bengali Kalamkari block prints and fine muslin that were systematically ‘plundered’ by the British.

Saniya Maskatiya‘s versatile  three looks capsule  collection  ‘Yara’ modelled by Alicia Khan, comprised  of soft pastel ensembles rendered with intricate machine and hand embroideries  further embellished with lace details and elevating fresh floral prints  to uplift  the summer spirits. Using khaddi silk and organza, ‘Yara’ included an eclectic range of classic kurta, corner-dropping poncho, and a front-open shirt paired with a shalwar.

Participating in a fashion show after a long gap, menswear connoisseur Ismail Farid reprises his signature theme of monochromes in the three looks all black ‘Monochrome Memoir’ capsule inspired by Sufism and Bohemia, modelled by edgily bearded supermodel Hasnain Lehri. Using cotton and linen, the capsule included a waistcoat, a suit and a long short sleeved coat endnote with Fedora hats, urban caps. The collection was a mix of classic pieces with an edgy Boho -chic twist.

The maverick Ali Xeeshan’s three looks ‘ Kaafla Zuri and Fame’ capsule collection modelled by statuesque Mushk Kaleem was inspired by Nature, the Subcontinent’s heritage and inner peace. Using solid colours including neutral black and white with bright festive hues in summery and breezy fabrics, included a flowy black and white striped kaftan, slim pants paired with a motiffed white shirt and a floral embroidered lehnhga and sheer embroidered and embellished top.

Elan’s ‘Une Belle Journée ‘ (A Beautiful Journey ) modelled by Rabiya Chaudhry was a three looks capsule collection that is reminiscent of old times charm while retaining modern glamour and revealing women’s inner royalty. This classic collection features hues including cool mint, elegant white and traditional black transposed onto impeccably tailored short flowy kurtas and straight shalwars end noted with elegant tonal embroidery.

Avant-garde Hussain Rehar’s four looks contemporary  eastern fusion capsule collection ‘ The Daughter of the Moon’ modelled by Neha Rajput  in a bucolic outdoor garden-scape comprises of  loose and  flowy silhouettes, suitable for the upcoming summer heat-wave. Using luxurious silk in pastel hues, fused with floral prints that subtly embellished pearl-work and semi-precious stones, was crafted into pieces include blazers, an organza sheer jacket worn with a mid-calf dress and an elegant power suit accessorized with loosely hung head scarves.

Designer and philanthropist Asim Jofa  who has helped to provide protective  equipment to over 400 hospitals all over Pakistan created his three-looks festive collection ‘Mystique’ modelled by Fatima Hasan specially for Catwalk Cares Virtual Fashion Show. Inspired by the voluminous peshwas of the Mughal era  ‘Mystique’ uses pure luxurious fabrics including raw silk, chiffon and organza  in regal  hues including  ivory soft ,mint and  magenta speckled with hints of gold  and silver and transposed onto traditional voluminous and flowy silhouettes  embellished with subtle  delicate thread work zardozi kora, naqshi, pearls and sequins.  

The episode two of the show can be watched 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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