Showcasing Indo-Pak craftsmanship
Bridging the Indo-Pak gap by Lifestyle and Cultural rendezvous is the aim of Shaan-e-Pakistan. Fashion’s celebrated names from Pakistan Hassan Sheheryar Yasin and Umar Sayeed will showcase their debut edition. It’s for the first time organizers of any exhibition are inviting craftsman and artisans of the weaker sections to showcase their art at this international fiesta.
From fashion, textiles, jewellery to lifestyle, accessories and even furniture — the debut edition of avant grade Lifestyle show, Shaan-e-Pakistan, with over 150 exhibitors from both India and Pakistan will begin in the national Capital on September 11.
The 3-day Fashion and Lifestyle fiesta has been conceptualized by popular Pakistani Designer Huma Nassr in association with Sangeeta Das, Entrepreneur and Indian Co-Host.
“Shaan-e-Pakistan will not just offer a glimpse of Pakistani fashion; the event is about empowerment too. Women weavers and craftsmen, rarely realise the worth of their exquisite handwork. Since most designers use hand embroidery, this will prove to be a good opportunity for these artisans to get the exposure they deserve,” says Huma Nassr, who has made India her second home seven years back, retails under the brand name ‘Braahtii’ and is quite popular for her contemporary and edgy digital prints with Multani, Tarkashi and Ralli embroidery.
Veteran filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt has also come out in full support of the fashion fiesta. Bhatt said, “Shaan-e-Pakistan is one forum that I whole heartedly support because this is the only way that these two nations that have a blood soaked history can possibly put their differences and come closer with artists and craftsmen of two countries joining hands. I support this brave endeavor of Shaan-e-Pakistan.”