Fashion Pakistan Council, the country’s leading platform for fashion designers, is announcing the designer lineup for Fashion Pakistan Week Winter Festive’16 – FPW 2016 – scheduled to take place in Karachi from 30th October to 1st November, 2016. The three-day event, where 20 of the country’s most renowned designers will be showcasing their latest luxury & bridal wear, will be taking place in collaboration with Urdu1 as the Official Event & Media Partner.
The designer line up for Day 1 is: Amir Adnan, Maheen Karim, Mona Imran, Sobia Nazir and Urdu1 presents Kosem Sultan by Shamael Ansari and Amir Adnan. Day 2: Shehla Chatoor, FnkAsia by Huma Adnan, HEM, Arsalan Iqbal and Natasha Kamal. For day 3: the lineup is Nida Azwer, Saira Rizwan, DNF, Republic Womenswear and Rozina Munib.
This season Trade Development Authority (TDAP) is the hospitality partner for FPW ‘16. TDAP Secretary Rabia Javeri stated, “It’s an honor for us to be associated with Fashion Pakistan Council as it is a non-profit organization working to develop fashion in the country and an excellent forum to present the spectrum of fashion and design in the country. It allows established as well as new designers to showcase their work. It’s a great platform for emerging talents to be a part of”.
Additionally, the Council also continues to extend its relationship with their Event & Media Partner Urdu1 by presenting a special segment to celebrate the channel’s upcoming Turkish soap “Kosem Sultan” with an authentic fashion showcase by Shamael Ansari & Amir Adnan.
Nina Kashif, GM and Head of Programming Urdu1 stated “This year has been exciting for us with our consistent commitment to fashion on this platform. With the successful launch of Urdu1 Pictures, we want to take entertainment and fashion industry to newer heights. The entire Urdu1 team including myself, are very excited for the show. Watch out for some great surprises lined up for everyone.”
Faraz Ansari, Founder & CEO of Urdu1 said, “Fashion Pakistan Week Winter festive 2016 will be our third event under our partnership with the Fashion Pakistan Council, our profound commitment to move Pakistani fashion into the next realm continues with this upcoming event. I look forward to the future of fashion being reinvented once again this season.”
Fashion Pakistan Council’s Chairperson, Deepak Perwani when speaking about this event said “This Fashion Pakistan Week is a celebration of the festive season that comes with the advent of winter, be it weddings, charity balls or gala dinners. During this time of the year, Pakistan becomes very happening, and we are excited to be unveiling the defining trends for the season.”
Nida Azwer, CEO, Fashion Pakistan Council, added, ““The Winter/Festive season is about fashion that is largely luxurious, opulent and of course trend setting. We believe that each participating designer will bring something unique to the show; from our more established designers to our upcoming, burgeoning talent, who we always promote at Fashion Pakistan and the shows that we do. The former FP board has worked hard to bring the show to where it is today; one that looks to set trends, define style and introduce new talent each season. Our new board, including myself, now looks to build on the infrastructure and create new avenues to elevate the show this season, and in the years to come.”
The event will be designed and managed by CKO Events Architecture, and backstage will be managed by Production 021. N-Pro (Nabila) and N-Gents will serve as the official styling partners for the event. Show direction is by Fashion Pakistan Council and choreography will be by HSY. Walnut Communications, is the PR Company, responsible for handling press and media and Mind Map Communications will be officially handling the Digital Media for the event. Urdu1 is the official event and media partner with TDAP being the official hospitality partner, while official beverage partner is Coca Cola. Patio is the official food partner and FM91 is the official radio partner.