Pakistani Fashion Show in New York – a riot of colours!
NEW YORK – A two-hour fashion extravaganza, held at the Pakistan House in New York on Sunday night, showcased the talent and creativity of top Pakistani designers and models before a large and distinguished audience.
The catwalk was a riot of colours as over a dozen models in a range of garments, including formal wear, sashayed down in a range of garments, including formal wear, with popular Pakistani music playing in the background.
The models – including Cybill Chaudhry, Annie Ali and Irum Bukhari – drew loud and sustained applause from the gathering of prominent Americans, diplomats and members of the Pakistani community.
Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United Nations, Abdullah Hussain Haroon, was the guest of honour at the event, which was organised by the Consulate General of Pakistan, New York, in collaboration with renowned experts Asim Yar Tiwana and Hamid Latif, Colour Director of Vidal Sassoon, New York.
Titled ‘Colours of Pakistan 2012’, the show was billed as part of the efforts to promote a soft image of Pakistan.
It featured some famous Pakistani designers like Umar Sayeed, Raani Emaan, GOAL, Ghazala Asam and NZK Studios. Their creations in a number of styles and vibrant colours were highly praised by the knowledgeable audience.
“This is an exercise in cultural and public diplomacy to project positive image of Pakistan and to highlight Pakistani culture and heritage,” said Consul-General Fakir Asif Hussain, the spirit behind the event.
Welcoming the guests, Asif Hussain said “With the world focused on Pakistan’s problems in recent years, many other positive areas of the country, including its thriving fashion industry, have not received the recognition they deserve.
“Far from being confined within geographical borders, Pakistan Fashion has gone global, leaving its distinct mark on almost every major culture in the world.”