A handful of Pakistan designers are starting to take a bold stance on topics that are predominant in the country, trying to make it okay to think a different way. Shahnaz ki Shaadi, or Shahnaz Wedding, has kicked off a campaign for new wedding dresses but in her campaign, she has been showing off women in their 50s with their adult children celebrating with them. In Pakistan, divorce is still a weird subject, but Shahnaz’s campaign makes it obvious that love can’t be found at any age.
“Right now is the ideal time to be in the fashion industry,” Ali Xeeshan, a designer, says, “Since the Pakistani film industry is not as big as Hollywood or Bollywood, fashion gets the spotlight here. That’s why we can really make use of the situation by highlighting social issues.”
“I think all fashion brands have a responsibility about how women see themselves,” says Khadija Rahman, Generation’s creative head, whose parents Nosheen Khan and Saad Rahman launched the brand in 1983. “Women can be seen differently — they’re all beautiful, dark, fair … There’s no one fixed standard.”
It’s a given that fashion insiders have long been jaded about the fashion week festivities. Most can say they’ve seen it all or notice it’s been done before, but that can’t be said about Gucci’s most recent fashion show.
Gucci’s show, besides the grandparent’s clothes, was unique and different. The show featured a couple of models carrying their own severed heads down the runway. There has been no clear indication as to why and how they decided to add this to the show, but it sure did draw a lot of attention.
The show even included a model carrying a baby dragon down the runway, for which we still don’t know the reason. Nonetheless, the show was creatively put together and you can give much credit to Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele.
Everyone wants to be a rock star. Seriously though, who wouldn’t want to be one? They get all the girls, go on tour to see the world, and make millions, a lifestyle people dream about. But the question is, how can you become one? Simply put, just dress like it and play the part.
Lets start with the basics. Grab your favorite suit and be prepared to layer. Throw on your favorite bomber and go ahead and top it off with your favorite blazer and matching pants. You can choose to change it up by picking a plaid shirt, or maybe a shirt you wouldn’t usually think of wearing with a suit. Take a look at The Strokes, they flawlessly pull of the rock star look. Think rock star, break the rules and be daring.
Kick it up a notch and throw on a beat up pair of boots or sneakers, break the barriers but do it in a fashionable way. The key here is to make a statement that is bold, not bad. With that in mind try slipping into a corduroy or velvet button up, maybe something even more unique. Just go ahead and throw on a watch you would never wear with your gentleman attire. Pull it all off and in no time will you have the ladies singing about you.
Lastly, just make sure you look confident in what you wear. With no confidence, the best outfits turn into the worst. Make sure that when you rock your new look that you own it, and just like that, you are all set to be a rock star.
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