Fashion week is held in various parts of the world, and it is often (big) business as usual. But it is a big deal when it comes to other places, like Pakistan. After many challenges, the first Fashion week has comes to Pakistan, despite the difficulty of mounting such a show there. This Yahoo! News/AP news story nicely illustrates the difficulty of mounting such a show in Karachi. The story also highlights the multifaceted nature of fashion, which can represent freedom, beauty, shallowness, wealth, style, and so much more.
For my part, I thought the clothes and the models look great. I’m not sure the Taliban would agree. Then again, that’s partially the point.
(Model unknown. Clothes by Pakistani designer Feeha Noor Jamshed. Photo by Athar Hussain (PAKISTAN FASHION)/REUTERS))