Category Archives: Fashion

Meet Arishma – Pakistan’s First *Female* Dhol Player

Meet Arishma, the young musician who is also the first (public) female dhol player of Pakistan. Young women of Pakistan are breaking many barriers. Our special feature on International Women’s Day.

Pakistan Fashion Week lights up Lahore

By Halima Khan

Saturday night Royal Palm kick started the much controversy stricken and the much awaited and the much talked about but Lahore’s very own and very first Fashion Week. Cooperate commercialism has been kind once again and the event is being publicized as Sunsilk fashion Week. The grandeur of Royal Palm and Golf Club does justice to the glitz and ripples Pakistan fashion industry definitely causes now. Colors splashed in ways many out of us never deemed a possibility. The world sat up and took notice, they were forced to. Executed with class and hints of demure talent was amply obvious even to the blind. Pakistan Fashion Design Council the organizers of the even managed to not go wrong with almost anything. 

Governor Salman Taseer and US Consulate Principal Officer Carmela Conroy played chief guest at the opening reception which was prelude to a four-day event and the galore of 32 designers. Lahore, Karachi, Islamabad came together as emerging and existing and the struggling and the established all came together to define Pakistan fashion in their own enlightened way. 

Eight ramp shows, eight designers, twenty creations each; no 24 hour day gets more lucky with style than this.

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Lahore’s Mehreen Syed is the Sunday Face of 2007

 By Hina Farooq

LAHORE: Amidst the pristine plainness of the stage, illumination pierced its way in hues of red, blue, yellow and green. An audience packed hall in Pearl Continental was rendered aglow and Saturday night crowned its Indigo-Sunday Face of the Year (FOTY) 2007 – Mehreen Syed.

The air breathed sophistication and class with applause, as glamorously-clad Mehreen walked on stage to be crowned by Neha, the Sunday FOTY 2006. The heart-stopping announcement was made by Mrs Zohair Khaliq of Mobilink whose words sent Mehreen’s heart apace. “I was not expecting the award,” gasped Mehreen, in her silk, black dress, as she blinked back tears of joy and awe. “I cannot believe this is me!” Continue reading