FPCCI seeks to make fashion affordable

KARACHI: An exclusive meeting for fashion designers was convened at Federation House under the chairmanship of Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FPCCI) Fashion Designing Committee Chairman Shahzad Mobeen.

The meeting was attended by the leading fashion designers from Karachi with the aim to nourish the fashion industry and bring it within the common man’s reach. The meeting was attended by Abdul Rahim Janoo, Senior Vice President, FPCCI, Ikram Rajput, Vice President, Waseem Vohra, Vice President, FPCCI, Shahnawaz Ishtiaq, Vice President, FPCCI, Senator Haseeb Khan, Former Chief CPLC Ahmed Chinoy and Zain Amin, Assistant Manager FPCCI and Coordinator FPCCI Fashion Designing Committee.

Speaking to the meeting, renowned fashion expert Nadia Mistry said Pakistani fashion needs to bring some new trends but with a flavour of cultural attributes; while fashion expert Munna Mushtaq expressed concern over the lack of unity among the local fashion designers, saying everyone is in competition with each other, whereas all Pakistani fashion designers should work in team because there is an international competition that is more important than the local.

FPCCI Fashion Designing Committee’s Secretary Ferzana expressed that fashion designers can bring initiatives via this committee of FPCCI on Fashion Designing and can showcase their work in international exhibitions. Fashion Expert Kashif Samad said that there should be a fashion for masses instead of targeting niche market comprised of elite society; with this respect all fashion designers are required to work on this objective. The meeting was also attended by the fashion faculties of Indus Valley School of Arts and Indus University and they asked to promote professional education of fashion and a proper induction of fresh fashion graduates in the industry for their career development


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