Zarnish Khan walks for first time as showstopper

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Karachi(Cliff News)Pakistan’s most sought-after actress Zarnish Khan walks as showstopper for Munib Nawaz at Bridal Couture Week. This marks Khan’s first ever fashion week ramp walk.The versatile actress is currently working on four popular dramas Ishq Zahenaseeb, Jo Tu Chahey, Mohabbat Na Kariyo and Ye Dil Mera. For the bridal week, Khan walked on the third day, alongside her co-star Junaid Khan (from her mega drama serial Mohabbat Na Kariyo). The on-screen couple are already popular among the television viewing audience of Pakistan and recognized by their characters – Rabea (played by Zarnish) and Asad (played by Junaid). As showstopper, Zarnish Khan wore a jacquard saree with a white on white sherwani. This was part of Munib Nawaz’s 2019 wedding collection ‘November Reign’. For the look, styling was done by Arainda Noor and makeup by Nabila Salon.Commenting on the designer and showstopper duo, a notable publication remarks, “his immaculately designed sherwanis need no praise because we have already said enough but the jacquard paired with a white on white sherwani donned by Zarnish Khan just took everything to a whole new level. If I say that’s my favorite look from the whole BCW, it wouldn’t be an exaggeration.”Zarnish Khan is famously known for playing leading roles in various entertaining dramas over the years. Due to her outstanding performance in 2015, she was awarded the Best Soap actress by HUM Awards. The actress recently visited ‘Khel Ghar’ of Imkaan Welfare Organization to spread a plethora of smiles amidst children of Machar colony as well as recognize the great work the Welfare has been doing. During the visit she was joined by the founder of Imkaan Welfare Organization, Taheera Hasan.

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Indonesian Consulate to promote fashion diplomacy at Beauty Pakistan Exhibition

Karachi(Cliff News)In bid to fashion diplomacy, Indonesian Consulate General in Karachi in collaboration with Maha Trading, the distributor of Indonesia’s Martha Tilaar beauty products in Pakistan participated at “The Beauty Pakistan: Beauty Care Cosmetics Exhibition” on 7th – 8th December at Alliance Française de Karachi, Clifton, Karachi. The two-day event was organized by the Diplomatic Business Club featuring Indonesian Bridal Show and Pakistani Bridal Makeover Show as well as Cosmetics & Beauty Products Exhibition.Through this event, Indonesian Consulate General in Karachi presented typical characteristic of traditional wedding dresses from Provinces of Central Java, Jakarta (Betawi), and West Sumatra (Padang), cultural performance of Lancang Kuning and Tanjung Katung dances, as well as Batik Fashion Show by Indonesian ladies of the consulate. While the Indonesian Consulate’s stall showcased a variety of Martha Tilaar cosmetics & beauty products and video of various Indonesia’s tourism destinations.It is believe that this event is a unique opportunity for both Indonesians and Pakistanis to show their diverse cultures and traditions through Bridal Makeover Show and dance performance, which reflects harmonious co-existence among diverse ethnic groups with different cultural traditions, particularly in a multi-ethnic state like Indonesia, comprising of more than 17,000 islands, 714 ethnics, and 652 different local languages.Through this event, the Indonesian Consulate General would like to spread the message of love, harmony and respect to Pakistani brothers to further develop our people-to-people connectivity. Events like “Beauty Pakistan” which brings Indonesia and Pakistan distinctive culture under one platform is therefore very important and have a significant positive impact on the successful exchange between people and societies.More than 250 guests attended the event. The participation of Indonesia at this Beauty Pakistan Exhibition received positive response from the visitors.The Indonesian Consulate General in Karachi will take every possible opportunities to promote Indonesian culture and tourism potentials and convey the message of cultural diversity and hospitality of the Indonesian people on various occasions, which is expected to contribute positively to the efforts of improving the positive image of Indonesia among Pakistani people, particularly in Karachi which in turn would increase the number of Pakistani tourists to Indonesia.

 

 

  

 

Mona J. successfully conducted her first Mega Makeup Master Class

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The prominent Internationally trained Hair Style Expert and Makeup Artistona J. who is also a Chairperson of Pakistan Beauty Alliance with members of PBA at master class.

Karachi(Cliff News)Pakistan’s Famous and Internationally Trained Hair Style Expert and Makeup Artist Mona J. who is also a Chairperson of Pakistan Beauty Alliance, conducted her first successful Mega Makeup Masterclass in Karachi.The masterclass covered multiple areas of makeup rules which ranges from basic skin care routine with live demonstration on different Internationally Top Trending makeup looks which includes:1. Barely There 2. Maidas Touch 3. Turkish Delight.The masterclass was attended by many makeup professionals, fashion makeup artists, beauty vlogggers and influence rs. The event ended with a question and answer session which followed by a Certification Distribution Ceremony, where Mona J awarded certificates to the participants.The event was graced by our special guest Anjel Marshall, Talat Shaan, Qamar Nafees and other renowned celebrities.Amber Khan and Javeria Saud..Dress Designer: Mona Imran,Jewellery: Nadia Chottani,Gold Sponsor: Dikson Pakistan other Sponsors:Brunovassari, Framesi, Silkycool, Silky Techno Basic Hrvatska, Makeup city, Elsabondexx,Majestic Cosmetic, Artista Academy, Sweet Touch London, Moral Professional Makeup,Kryolan Pakistan, Janssen Cosmetics, Berries, Zaynah Salon, Tabassum Salon, Jabeenz Salon,Galmzon Beauty Salon, Shumaila Salon, Diana Beauty Salon, Trenton’s.The event was largely attended by Celebrities like Angie Marshall, Javeria Saud, Amber Wajid Khan, Talat Shan,Qamar Nafees, prominent beautician’s and elite of City:Pakistan Beauty Alliance is a platform for all Pakistan Professional Beauty Salons and Professional Beauty Brands which aim to enhance unity among beauty professionals in order to provide trainings on International Beauty trends,and striving to work collectively to attain dynamic Industry.

Fashion Pakistan Week Winter Festive 2019 ends with a Sumptuous Grand Finale

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Karachi(Showbiz Reporter)After two days of everything fashion, the third and final day of Fashion Pakistan Week Winter/Festive 2019 concluded in a rather extravagantly ritzy manner on Friday, October 25th at the Beach Luxury Hotel in Karachi where the last eight of the 20 designers put forward their most exquisite creations hence marking the latest trends and must haves for the Winter Festive season.Zainab Chottani commenced day 3 of #FPWF19, with an opulent collection titled ‘Khwahish’ which was a visit to an inexorable classical feminine personification of a majestic look with contemporary silhouettes. This was followed by ‘Darwaish’ by Huma Adnan who took inspiration from the pattern, prints, embroidery, vibrant colors that she sees every day. ‘Uraan’ by Nauman Arfeen illustrated the story of a man learning to let go of his son as he grows into an adult and gets married. ‘Limitless’ by Saba Asad unveiled the glamour of the new generation and ‘Talea’ by Shiza Hasan weaved in a myriad nuances of femininity, recreating a magical tale in fabric and bridal wear.Sixth designer of the night, Sadaf Fawad Khan showcased her latest bridal collection ‘Adam & Eve’ which comprised of a beautiful assortment of pastels as well as traditional colors that are forever classics. ‘Ishq-e-Raag’ by Ayesha Ibrahim juxtaposed the traditions of the Mughal with dainty details, soft feminine colors and the perfect blend of traditional craft and modern sensibility. A head-turning closing show by Deepak Perwani’s latest bridal range ‘Shalimar’ ended the night on a high note.

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Needless to say, each designer crafted their best creations with great precision and detail. A–list models from the industry walked designer outfits down the ramp. The make-up maestro Nabila from N-Pro and N-Gents, styled the models and showstoppers with her signature finesse and style.Celebrity showstoppers further elevated the glamour on the ramp starting off with Mawra Hocane and Fahad Mustafa who walked for Zainab Chottani, Deputy Counsel General of USA Darian Arky and Noor Khan for Huma Adnan, Wasim Abbas and Ali Abbas, the father-son duo for Nauman Arfeen, Shaneira Akram for Saba Asad, Wasim Akram for Shiza Hasan, Hania Amir and Feroze Khan for Sadaf Fawad Khan, Sumbul Iqbal for Ayesha Ibrahim and Wahaj Ali and Sarah Khan for Deepak Perwani’s opulent closing.Amongst the tastefully lit lighting and décor were famous faces with the likes of Fawad Khan who came out support his wife Sadaf showcasing the latest collection, Physiogel brand ambassador Ayesha Omer, Asim Azhar, Nina Kashif, Sharmeela Farooqui and Sarwat Gilani amongst others.The glamorous evening began with the presence of renowned personalities from the world of Pakistani fashion and entertainment walked down a star-studded purple carpet in dazzling dresses and dapper attire. The glamour quotient was high as Karachi turned out to applaud the eight closing night designers. Many were seen at the Physiogel booth striking a pose, showing how Physiogel Confident they are before the collection showcase. The stylish and light-hearted actor, Ali Safina engaged the audience in conversations revolving around fashion, their personal style, beautiful skin, and the who’s who of fashion. Some also experienced the chocolatey indulgence at the glamorously decked up Chocolatto booth, ultimately walking away with picture perfect moments.Prior to his showcase, Chairperson of Fashion Pakistan Council (FPC), Deepak Perwani said a few words, “This is my last term as Chairperson of FPC and I’d like to thank everyone who supported me throughout my tenure and also the Pakistani fashion industry which is only growing by the day. I would encourage more and more designers to take part in this as our fashion industry is thriving and together, we should keep the momentum going. I encourage all designers to participate in our elections next month.” Adding to this he also said, “With a strong designer line-up, artistically choreographed shows, tastefully lit lightning and décor, the star-studded three-day Fashion Pakistan Week Winter Festive 2019 is coming to a rousing end and I couldn’t be more proud. We wanted this years’ fashion week to be grand and I think, it’s safe to say that we successfully managed to do so.”The night would not have been as seamless, without the help of Fashion Pakistan Week’s numerous partners. Fashion Pakistan as the producer of the three-day event, Nubain Ali as the show director, Production 021 as the official event management partner, Nabila and N-Gents as the official stylist, TV-One as the official media partner and Radio FM91 as the radio partner in order to get a nation-wide coverage of greater magnitude. The renowned skincare brand, Physiogel as the official red carpet sponsor. Faisal Farooqui as the official photographer, J. by Junaid Jamshed as the official fragrance partner, and Samsonite as the official luggage partner. foodpanda as the official backstage food partner, Pakola, as the official beverage partner, Bisconni Chocolatto as the snack partner with Red Bull as official energy drink partner and Talking Point as the official PR and Digital partner.

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PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week starts with Exquisite Designer Collections

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Lahore(Cliff News)The Pakistan Fashion Design Council (PFDC), commenced the 20th consecutive fashion show on Thursday, April 11th in Lahore. PFDC, in collaboration with its title sponsor, Sunsilk, presented an extravagant show fit to meet international standards. This year PFDC also collaborated with the Trade Development Authority Pakistan (TDAP) to further the channel of communication with international buyers while portraying a positive image of Pakistan overseas.The guests put their best foot forward on the blue carpet, sponsored by world-class water brand, Aquafina. The show also brought in international buyers from the TEXPO located across the venue, allowing them to experience the whole process of hand to loom, to a high fashion setting in the evening, makingPSFW all the more exciting. Season after season, PFDC creates shows that highlight the best of Pakistani fashion and this year was no less. With a wide array of talented and creative designers, the first day’s collection showcases ended on a high note leaving fashion enthusiasts wanting more. The day opened with an ethereal and beautifully crafted show by Zara Shahjahan, followed by SaniaMaskatiya, Hussain Rehar, Yahsir Waheed and concluded with an electrifying showcase by Fahad Hussayn.The Pakistan Fashion Design Council is extremely proud to host the 20thconsecutive fashion week. Each year, they streamline the process of making the PSFW experience beneficial for stakeholders, benefactors and fashion enthusiasts – both locally and internationally. Their purpose is to bring the best of fashion trends for each season, all under one roof, showcased by well-established, emerging and debut designers. PFDC works with industry professionals, designers, sponsors and partners that assist in curating a show that enhances their fashion week platforms while helping them maintain the standard of the shows.According to Asima Haq, Unilever Pakistan Director for Personal Care, “The Sunsilk girl is enthusiastic and confident, she has goals and aspirations that she needs help with turning into achievements. Year after year, she is an ever-changing role model that is in line with tradition and culture, while maintaining her self-confidence. Fashion is aspirational for the Sunsilk girl, making PSFW a platform that opens up endless possibilities for her. For years, Sunsilkhas collaborated with PFDC to create an event showcasing contemporary fashion.”The Council organizes back-to-back Spring and Fall fashion trade events as per the international fashion calendar. It leads the industry through creative influence and is strategically working towards improving the business of fashion while repositioning Pakistani fashion in the global fashion economy.

Collection details for the first day’s designers are as follows:

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Show Opener: Zara Shahjahan – Adab

The show kicked off with an elaborate display of chikankari, zari, zardozi, kamdani and gota work. Lucknow’s distinct style, a 400-year-old story and one which has not only survived but flourishes today was brought to life on the runway. In this city where arts, music and literature thrived and remarkable monuments were constructed which continue to serve as beautiful reminders of grandeur in the city’s history, Zara’s collection portrayedwhy Lakhnavi women have helped the city become ‘The Golden City of the East’. The craftsmanship is dominated by women, and how they dress till present day with their old world charm and an effortless statement of grace and poiseis what made this collection an ode to the modern Lakhnavi woman. It is she,who carries her story and heritage through the growing metropolis. From pastels to bolds, intricately embroidered to fully embellished work, each piece was adorned gracefully by the models. Ensembles were created from organza, silk and flamboyant embellishments. Traditional khussas and ghongroos on the end of pants made the walk musical and soulful. Jhoomars, knotted braids, shalwars and liberal use of kamdani, all made fashion statements. The collection showcase ended beautifully with a graceful and collective adab from all the models.

Sania Maskatiya – Isfahan

This new spring summer evening wear line, Isfahan had everyone swooning. It was a nod to the seductive lustre of the Orient. It imbued the elegance and mystique of the ancient East with a modern vibrancy and aesthetic, embellishing velvet and cotton with equal esprit. The soft pastels and bold jewel shades into striking neoclassical silhouettes had every piece shimmering into the spotlight with iridescence. The collection was eluded by the luxurious fabrics and colors that ruled the runway were reds, shades of orange and hues of pink. Each ensemble, intricately embroidered with gold and kamdani work embodied the signature Sania Maskatiyatouch. From shimmery and glitzy kaamdani lehngas with sequenced gold embroidery on pink hued kameezes to shades of red with low neck backs and gold tie bags, the collection had much to offer.

Hussain Rehar – Fifth Dimension

Hussain Rehar, being a staunch practitioner of expression through embellishment, drew the idea of bold and flamboyant into edgy chic embellishments which empower the modern women of Pakistan. His collection was indeed a memory of the future. Fast paced, electrifying and fierce are perfect words to describe his pieces. Rehar’s vision involved a mash-up of futuristic visuals blending with bold embellishments “The Fifth Dimension’. The models strutted confidently down the ramp, dressed in signature Rehar stylewhich was utterly thrilling to witness. The ensembles were paired with striking accessories including edgy and statement earrings with HR initials written on it, transparent tote bags with water bottles and sports shades, all of which urged the audience to step out of their comfort zones. The dynamic color contrasts used were inspired from the cosmos far in the depths of the universe which symbolize the freedom one has in today’s fast growing and adaptive era. Slip dresses, multicolored trousers, power suits, bodycon statement pieces with a pop of color and slicked back French knotted braids added an extra oomph factor making his collection stand out completely.

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Yahsir Waheed – Samah Musst Hai

Yahsir put forth a youthful collection which was about contrasts as well as illusion. The mood was eclectic bohemia with contrasting fabrics that created a unique tone of the collection. Going ahead with let your hair down, feel the vibe and enjoy the clothes concept, his pieces were out of the ordinary. Printed dresses with lace and organza frills on the hems, matching separates with sequined details, multi-colored sequined blazers, snake prints with fringe detailing some of the leading looks on the runway. His collection was full of abstracts, asymmetry, notch and standup collars brought together with finesse. The colors used throughout the collection were bold- sultry greens, black, red and claret that gave a dramatic and glorious feel to the ensembles. Pakistani rapper Maanu’s live performance throughout the show as models walked the runway with poise and vigor added more life to the entireshowcase.

Fahad Hussayn – Suraiya Titanic

Celebrating a successful decade of decadence, Fahad Hussayn presented ‘Suraiya Titanic’ spring/summer glamorously. The collection featured hand painted truck art inspired layoutsand characters infused in hand-painted, illustrated and vector drawings, giving it a new contemporary direction. Pieces created from luxury lawn had signature Fahad Hussayn cuts that were custom engineered into abstract prints. From trendy maxi dresses, to bold organza jackets, colorful printed pants, trench coats and flowy lowers, the first segment of the show had much of this. Alongside, the display also had a range of cotton couture consisting of festive season looks combined with Print Museum and Fahad Hussayn Couture sensibilities for both men and women. Accomplished with intricate detailing and label’s signature finishes, the collection featured a range of novelty couture pieces from the heritage revival series. Colors that ruled the runway in the second segment of the show were bronze and maroon. The collection display ended glamorously as Amna Ilyas and Mohsin Abbas Haideraffectionately walked the ramp followed by muses carrying Fahad Hussaynkeepsakes that they personally handed to people in the audience. Amna Ilyas and Mohsin Abbas were the showstoppers for his showcase.

PFDC is proud to continue their partnership with the global giant Unilever’s hair care brand, Sunsilk as their title sponsor and Aquafina as the Blue Carpet and beverage partner. The Media Partner is HUM TV, the Footwear Partner is Borjan, the Fragrance Partner is J. Fragrances, Transportation Partner is Careem, and the Radio Partner is FM 89. The Associate Sponsors are Lipton, Engine, and Almirah.The teams that brought PSFW’19 together are Sadia Siddiqui of Mustang Productions as the show director, Talking Point as the PR management agency, Nabila as the hair and makeup stylist, Kamiar Rokni as the spokesperson for PFDC, Production 021 for backstage management, technical direction and as event consultants, Red Communications for digital support, Rehan Babar as the red carpet host, Restart Branding Solutions for branding and logistics, Empact Activation Services for event architecture and safety, AI Solutions for crowd management and live stream, and Faisal Farooqui of Dragonfly as the photographer. 

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