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Who is Ready to Spill some Magic at PLBW’19?

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The Pakistan Fashion Design Council (PFDC) along with L’Oreal Paris  is all geared up to set the stage on fire for the 9th time as being Pakistan’s leading institution for existing and upcoming talent. Who else is excited to see the new faces showcasing their creativity and some old ones ready to mesmerize us with better work and more refined craftsmanship than the last year? This time’s PFDC L’Oreal Paris Bridal Week (PLBW) is full of exotic bridal wear, new trends in fashion and lifestyle, variety of colors to pick up from, designs to go for along with what is trending in hair, makeup, and jewelry. It will definitely spearhead conversations around innovation, creativity, circular fashion, cutting edge designs with notable names and some new entries immersed in a pool of talent.

There are a few big names on our list whose artistic vision we are excited to witness on PLBW’19 and that is what they have to say about their collection and this time around what exactly are they ready to offer.

Mohsin Naveed Ranjha 

Our very own Mohsin Naveed Ranjha presents a collection that would epitomize contemporary with a touch of classic and quintessential.

“This year’s collection revolves around the concept of Chahar Bagh. It plays a very important role in Islamic art and architecture as it has been a symbolic representation of heaven. Chahar bagh is a collection that resonates with the beauty and colors of the east with elements derived from Islamic art and architecture.”

“This collection has to be one of my favorites because so much has gone into it. It represents our 5-year journey in the fashion fraternity and I am beyond excited to present this collection which has the essence of everything that the brand represents and stands for.” – MNR

Ahmad Sultan 

Creativity strewing out of each piece having eternal grace and opulent embellishments showing pure grandeur; Ahmad Sultan is all set for a splendid show this year.

“The name of the collection is “la Vie en Rose” {(french phrase) Life in Pink}

La Vie En Rose besets a timeless charisma by pairing the traditions of the past with the trends of the modern-day in a novel way. It is a tale of elegance through its exquisite details and iridescent hues: floral pattern being the overarching focus and all render the masterpieces as beyond luxe artisanal.”- Ahmad Sultan 

 

HSY

Evergreen and always bringing something different and outstanding on the stage; we have iconic HSY on the list. 

“The collection that we are showing this season is called Empire. The inspiration is taken from many different empires like the Ottoman Empire, the Mughal Empire, the French Polynesian Empire, and the Russian Empire. Anyone who knows me is aware that I love history and I love reading about history. Also, I love to travel and traveled a lot this whole year to research on motifs. However, all the embroideries come from Pakistan when it comes to technique; Dhaga embroidery, Resham Kora, Naqshi Kada. What we want to do is to create a bridal collection that is not just heavy but also some bridals which are light. I believe that in the coming year with the situation in Pakistan, people will want all different price ranges and we want to be able to offer that. Also, we have a growing and young clientele; we want to cater to them too. But everything is very elegant, old school and it is always timeless and always classic at HSY. We will be experimenting with new colors. We will be playing with lighter as well as darker shades this season. You will see a very strong not only just women’s wear but also a men’s wear collection. And we are very excited. This is our 25th year in fashion. In 25 years, we are trying to streamline and bring you what is truly wearable because I believe now fashion is more about wearability than it has ever been before. -Hassan Sheheryar Yasin 

Fahad Hussayn

Fahad Hussayn Imaginarium presents “LABYAGAWACHI – The Musical”. Sewn in delicacy, perfectly stitched to perfection; his collection will definitely be a grand affair of elegance and magnificence.

“This collection serves as an exclusive edit of both its brands Fahad Hussayn Couture and Print Museum wedding essentials. “Labyagawachi” is a musical journey into the vast landscapes of nature and the huge construction of intricately weaved beauty in all that exists around us. The brand Fahad HUSSAYN celebrates a decade of decadence in revivalist embroideries, patchwork, signature 3D surfaces and the love of craft & couture. The musical, first of its kind ۔celebrates the combination of all art forms, fiber, visual and performing.” -Fahad Hussayn

 

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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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