Finally the moment is here for which we all have been waiting for, Fashion Pakistan in partnership with Urdu1 and collaboration with TDAP has announced dates for Fashion Pakistan Week S/S 2016. On 22nd March 2016, Fashion Pakistan – The country’s foremost platform for fashion designers announced the dates for FPW S/S 2016, which will be held in Karachi on 7th, 8th & 9th April 2016. Fashion Council will announce the names and schedule of the participating designers and retailers on week prior to the event.
While announcing the dates, Sanam Chaudhri, Chairperson of Fashion Pakistan Council, said, “We are excited for yet another ground breaking event. We want to demonstrate the latest trends and innovation across the broad range of fashion in Pakistan. Fashion Pakistan is committed to developing fashion as an industry and will continue to highlight its growth and success.”
In this 3 day event 25-30 best fashion designers and retail brands will showcase their latest Spring/Summer masterpieces through this platform. The first season of this bi-annual event will mark Fashion Pakistan’s ground breaking partnership with Trade Development Authority (TDAP) as the main sponsor for FPW S/S2016, while Urdu1 will be seen again as the official Event and Media partner.
Wardha Saleem, CEO Fashion Pakistan, said, “We are really looking forward to this year’s Fashion Week as it will mark our partnership with TDAP. Fashion is a burgeoning industry in Pakistan, and adds immense value to our economy. We are excited that with TDAP’s association, more that 700 international buyers will be attending FPW S/S2016 along-with influential international fashion figures, making this event a true business and networking opportunity for the participating designers.”
TDAP Secretary Rabia Javeri stated, “This time Pakistan has moved to high value exports, such as Gems & Jewellery along with Pret and Couture fashion apparel. Fashion Pakistan week is a non-profit organization working to develop fashion in the country and is an excellent forum to present the spectrum of fashion and design in the country. It allows for the showcasing of established designers, production houses, and the entry of new and young fashion aspirants. Pakistan’s fashion industry has fuelled our outstanding rise in textile and lawn production. TDAP is committed to export enhancement and has played a strong role in creating connectivity between fashion houses and international buyers. The collaboration between TEXPO and Fashion Pakistan week is an excellent opportunity to showcase Pakistani fashion to a whole array of textile buyers from all over the world, including, so far, persons such as Oliver Lapidus, Letz Martin, Beaumenay Joannet, Dubai Design District, Malone Souliers, Mitsubishi Fashion Co etc.”
While talking in terms of partnership with FPW, Urdu1’s CEO Faraz Ansari said, “Urdu1 is delighted to be supporting Fashion Pakistan for its second consecutive season. We are extremely pleased to be partnering with the Council on what is sure to be a fantastic event. With amazing talent on show, we are excited to help introduce Pakistani fashion to new international markets and expand our latest commitment to fashion.”
To make this event successful and outstanding, it will be designed and managed by CKO Event Architecture, backstage will be managed by none other than Production 021, official styling partners for the event will be N-Pro (Nabila) & N-Gents. Show direction & choreography will be again handled by the debonair, Freiha Altaf of Catwalk Event Management and Production, PR will be handled by the dynamic, Take II PR along with the Mind Map Communications who will be taking care of the Digital Media for the event.
Every season fashion designers showcase their creativity to the world and it is always a pleasure to see how this astounding fashion industry is evolving every single day and working hard to make themselves better than yesterday. Even though the participants haven’t been announced yet but, my instincts says that we all about to witness one of the best Fashion Pakistan Week S/S2016 🙂