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Saturday, January 1, 2011

Starry night: Calvin Klein perfume launched in Karachi

KARACHI: The launch of Calvin Klein’s perfume Beauty was held at Port Grand in Karachi last Friday. The star-studded event was complemented by a clothes exhibition from the students of Asian Institute of Fashion Design (AIFD).
Eleven final year students of the fashion institute showed one outfit each at the event, and white remained the major colour used in the collection.
Most of the outfits reflected a fusion of eastern and western wear.
The models on the runway were mostly new faces like Zeba Ali, who modelled Imran Ali’s outfit and Sherry in Sidra Nasir’s work, which in her words could best be described as “a poncho with an eastern touch.” Noori’s creation was exhibited by Sadaf while Zohra showcased Rizwan Ahmed’s creation and Umaima Farukh’s design was worn by Tania Farid.
Some of the outfits were donned by experienced models like Saima who represented Shireen Gahzal’s work, Monica who modelled in Sandaleen Zaheer’s creation and Ayaan who wore Nimroz Ali’s outfit and later was titled Calvin Klein Beauty of the Year and ambassador of the brand.
Talking about her design, Anum Ahsan said, “It was a fusion with western cuts and was paired with capri pants.” Designer Anita Nasir’s creation “had a traditional value”.
The works of AIFD’s young designers were evaluated by a panel of judges that included photographer Tapu Javeri, actor Atiqa Odho, designer Deepak Perwani, journalist Zurain Imam, make-up artist Saba Ansari of Sabs, Ayesha Tammy Haq, model Tooba Siddiqui, actor Azfar Rehman and the CEO of AIFD, Sanober Ahsan. The same panel selected Beauty’s brand ambassador.
The prize for the best designer was a tie between Nimroz Ali and Amna Iqbal.
Delighted to be the winner, 23-year-old Ali described his creation as, “Eastern-western fusion, the drape look was western but an overall sari-look was eastern.”
Iqbal, 22, said her cocktail dress “gave a feminine look.” She said she wasn’t inspired by any foreign designer when it came to designing clothes. When asked how she felt about winning the prize she said, “I feel like a celebrity. I am totally on top of the world.”
The AIFD CEO Sanober Ahsan said, “They are my students and I just love their work. All the designs they created were wearable.[With events like these] the students get a boost. They somehow get more encouragement and want to show their designs.”
The hair and make-up of the models was done by Saba Ansari of Sabs.
The event closed with a piano recital by Usman Riaz.
Published in The Express Tribune, December 6th, 2010.

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