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Four Pakistani designers to make LFW debut

Posted on Jul 23 2014 | IANS

Mumbai, July 23 : Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) Winter-Festive 2014 will host four Pakistani designers Faiza Samee, Rizwan Beyg, Sania Maskatiya and Zara Shahjahan.

Presented by and Hello! Pakistan, the designers will mark their LFW debut with a grand show Aug 22 at the winter-festive edition of LFW.

"This season we are very excited to host four exceptional designers from our neighbouring country, Pakistan. Both countries have some extraordinary talent as well as fashion and cultural similarities and we are happy to bring them all together on one platform," Saket Dhankar, Head-Fashion, IMGReliance, said in a statement.

Faiza Samee

Priyanka Gill, founder and editor in ehief,, says it is an "important collaboration".

"We hope that it will be the beginning of a constructive, inspiring conversation between the Indian and Pakistani fashion fraternities which will benefit consumers in both nations," she said.

Zahraa Saifullah, CEO Hello! Pakistan, also agrees. "We firmly believe this endeavour will be valuable in promoting the Pakistani fashion aesthetic and in enhancing future synergies between the fashion industries of India and Pakistan."

Rizwan Beyg

LFW will take place Aug 20-24 at Palladium Hotel here.

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