The four-day fashion event features 32 Pakistani and International designers and 70 Pakistani male and female models.

Reader Comments (68)

  • Amjad Mughal
    Oct 8, 2011 - 5:38PM

    this is shame that we says ourselves muslims. this is totaly nudity and and vulgarity.

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  • Paras Vikmani
    Oct 8, 2011 - 6:42PM

    Good one Karachi!
    Unexpected from Pakistan!

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  • wow !
    Oct 8, 2011 - 7:45PM

    made my day !!!

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  • ali
    Oct 8, 2011 - 8:35PM

    @Amjad Mughal

    Who is forcing you to attend the fashion week

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  • freak
    Oct 8, 2011 - 8:46PM

    The guy in skinny shots in the fourth picture just turned me on!! Rest is commendable — thumbs up liberalism and KFW!

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  • Spot
    Oct 8, 2011 - 8:49PM

    The model wearing the creation by Nadia Mistry looks so like Amy Winehouse.. brings back memories of her remarkable ‘You Know I’m No Good’

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  • JJ
    Oct 8, 2011 - 9:14PM

    @Amjad: You stay at home or in your place of worship. You dont need to attend fashion weeks.

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  • Realist.
    Oct 8, 2011 - 9:40PM

    Good :D

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  • S
    Oct 8, 2011 - 10:30PM

    Brilliant !! We need more fashion shows and less religious extremists. God bless Karachi.

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  • gk
    Oct 8, 2011 - 10:31PM

    nice girls, beautiful skin

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  • Z
    Oct 8, 2011 - 11:29PM

    It should be Karachi Showing Skin Week
    Lame coz Pakistani designers dont believe them self that they can create something good without being vulgar

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  • Saliha
    Oct 9, 2011 - 12:51AM

    Nadia hussain’s outfit is supremely ridiculous! Thats not creativity. Thats a mesh up of hotdogs and knight armour. Rest are good. Feeling really sorry for a model like nadia hussain having to carry that- whatever you might want to call it.

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  • Bilal Ch
    Oct 9, 2011 - 2:30AM

    keep it up Abeer!!

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  • Oct 9, 2011 - 2:52AM

    (not aimed at any previous comments here) If KFW is not your cup of tea, it’s perfectly acceptable to criticize it. However, one transitions to the unacceptable when one whips up sentiments clearly intended to inflame the mindless and easily misled elements of society (i.e., numbskulls) into acting violently, burning vehicles, closing shops, waving poorly spelled and punctuated placards and God forbid, killing others… over what? some skin.

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  • Saira
    Oct 9, 2011 - 10:19AM

    This is really cool. More such shows should happen in Pakistan! Why just Karachi, more shows like this show happen in Lahore and Islamabad as well.

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  • Rizwan
    Oct 9, 2011 - 11:11AM

    It is good to see that the Pakistani designers are all set to make their mark in the global markets. Whether they adopt the policy of promoting Pakistani culture by selling shalwar kameez or follow the old (modified) saying of “sell in Rome what Romans want”, just go for it. Good job.

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  • Shahid
    Oct 9, 2011 - 11:13AM

    This is excellent.

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  • ALI RAZA
    Oct 9, 2011 - 12:24PM

    Are we an Islamic Republic of Pakistan.we should be ashamed of these semi nude and vulgur western type of socalled fashion shows we must boycott these types of events

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  • Maheen
    Oct 9, 2011 - 2:49PM

    This is really good. I think the 21st picture is the best. More such shows should be done in Pakistan.

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  • Hareem
    Oct 9, 2011 - 2:50PM

    They should make wearable clothes..

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  • kdk
    Oct 9, 2011 - 2:53PM

    Western and in fact Indian culture absorbed inside through Media.Thanks to our all Television Channels which are much impressed by Indian Channels. God Bless Media. Let our culture go to hell and adopt the Indian Culture. That is nothing to do with Religion.That is purely related with Culture.and thanks once again to our Electronic Media to allow other cultures into our own well known rich cultured country. and Express Tribune no words to appreciate you doing well to destroy the culture the thinking which made Muslims to think about Creation of Pakistan. God Bless u all.

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  • kdk
    Oct 9, 2011 - 2:59PM

    n everyone here who is admiring this the should but they have no right to criticize other commentators. Like someone wrote up “who forced u to attend?”, “go to your worship place” etc. If u like this culture then its up to u but you have no right to degrade any person here. There are some people who actually loved Eastern especially Pakistani culture.So come out of this supremacy of ur mind and respect other’s views.

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  • kdk
    Oct 9, 2011 - 3:05PM

    @Shahid God Bless u.bye the way whats ur real name and where u from,i mean which country.@Shahid:

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  • Rational
    Oct 9, 2011 - 4:57PM

    The mujre people regularly have in marriage ceremonies are MUCH MORE un-islamic than these fashion shows.Recommend

  • Exposed
    Oct 9, 2011 - 5:02PM

    This kind of shows push people towards the right extreme. I don’t like ext. right wingers but If I have to choose one of these half naked fashionable people and right wingers then I will definitely choose the later one because I don’t want this kind of half/full naked society arround me.

    These fashion shows are 10 steps backwards instead of 1 step forward

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  • Saira
    Oct 9, 2011 - 5:08PM

    What’s the problem with some people here? Everyone has the right to wear whatever they want. Nobody has the right to comment on someone else’s clothes. People should first try to correct themselves. It is incredibly easy to criticize other people and that is indeed what our ‘culture’ has turned into. People talking about eastern culture don’t even know what that is.

    Our country has been turned into a hellhole because of these people. Let people live! Unless anybody is harming you directly, what right do you have to say something bad about anybody? What clothes one chooses to wear is an entirely personal choice and nobody in the world should have a problem with that.

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  • Fai
    Oct 9, 2011 - 6:59PM

    Saira – If that is the case, then I would recommend that you buy some of these outfits and walk down the streets of any respectable place in Pakistan. I would love to know what happens to you.

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  • Salman
    Oct 9, 2011 - 7:58PM

    I wonder, how many Pakistanis will consume such clothes ? I guess 0.01% ?

    P.S Skin show should be moderated. Whats with that bra sized top really?

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  • laiba
    Oct 9, 2011 - 8:44PM

    All of the models are wearing very shameful and vulgar dresses.These kinds of dresses should be prohibited in Islamic Republic of Pakistan. Karachi Fashion week should have been closed the first day.

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  • Sohaila Shabaz
    Oct 9, 2011 - 11:07PM

    I think Karachi Fashion Week is a brilliant opportunity for the youth of Pakistan to showcase their designs, I think it is even more difficult for designers in Pakistan to make clothes for a western audience when they are used to making traditional clothing. I really like the Nina Ajmal line, I liked her use of colors and the fact that her clothes seemed more practical….GREAT JOB KEEP IT UP!!!! We need more designers like this in Pakistan!

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  • omg!
    Oct 9, 2011 - 11:52PM

    :P i luv Pakistan :3

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  • Pakistanian
    Oct 10, 2011 - 1:16AM

    did I miss something or did Kate Moss really attend the event ?

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  • inotrobot
    Oct 10, 2011 - 3:45AM

    Wow! unexpected one. I had clicked on to mock pakistan’s fashion industry….but..its great. Ppl…keep it up!

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  • gk
    Oct 10, 2011 - 7:52AM

    oh god!!! i love 2nd pic, thats crazy

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  • Farhan
    Oct 10, 2011 - 9:25AM

    Love it totally. Love Karachi and love fashion week. Keep up the good work.

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  • Samir
    Oct 10, 2011 - 9:58AM

    To everyone criticising this for it being “un-Islamic”, you’re right. Because in the Islamic republic of Pakistan it’s much more important to thrash school girls with a rod for not wearing a hijab.Recommend

  • Noor
    Oct 10, 2011 - 10:01AM

    @Saira:
    Nobody may wear what offends or hurts others feelings or brings chaos to the society.

    @General Comment.
    Even the non-Islamic scholars believe that Religion is a code of life, and followed strict dress code till about 50yrs back.
    Our Religion is based on strong base of Quran, where exposing the skin & body contours beyond a certain limit is HARAAM; thereby entitling one to the CURSE OF ALLAH, meaning the closing of gates of Allah’s mercy. At other instances it is told that such people who r clothed yet naked will not even smell the JANNAH. At other instance it is given that those who dress up like other nations will be picked up with them on the day of Resurrection.

    the attire in such fashion shows has nothing to do with Pakistani or Islamic or Eastern culture; the motive behind these is just to convince our (inferiority complexed) people to follow western dress code to feel like them.

    We sincerely pray for guidance for these brothers & sisters.

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  • HH
    Oct 10, 2011 - 10:02AM

    Hate these fashion shows!!! Recommend

  • Nazia Parveen
    Oct 10, 2011 - 11:05AM

    why our designers dont present their dresses , that are acceptble to society ? cant they put creation in shirts and trousers . rather then biknis, skirts, slevles, backless tops ? they could have done more better .

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  • Moin
    Oct 10, 2011 - 11:08AM

    This is nudity and utter disrespect of our culture and values. I believe its an effort to destroy the social fabric of our society. This is also disrespect of women as presenting them as a seductive creature is totally deplorable.

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  • Fai
    Oct 10, 2011 - 12:57PM

    I don’t really care about the vulgarity element or the show of skin. Sure, I know that irks a lot of people, but for me it is purely about how impractical these clothes are for the general public. Even if they are aimed for foreign buyers, do you think anyone wants to wear a tin-man dress with huge red clasps sticking out like the dress Nadia Hussain is wearing? Even she looks slightly annoyed by all the riff raff!

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  • arooj
    Oct 10, 2011 - 2:06PM

    Good Work! Keep it up.

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  • Human
    Oct 10, 2011 - 2:39PM

    i love these pics

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  • Love Karachi
    Oct 10, 2011 - 3:52PM

    …………..

    Wow marvelous….

    I love the 2nd and 3rd one dresses and off course these girls tooo.

    Seen it for the first time from Karachi, Pakistan…

    Hope will see many more in future…….

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  • Munazza Sami
    Oct 10, 2011 - 3:52PM

    @S:
    Disgusting….i mean there should be a difference in fashion and vulgarity…………Recommend

  • faraz
    Oct 10, 2011 - 5:23PM

    Its simple. Dont attend fashion weeks or watch slideshows of fashion week if you think its against your faith. Live and let live. I am convinced that i wont be put in hell if people somewhere in Karachi are catwalking

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  • kac istanbul
    Oct 10, 2011 - 5:45PM

    It is a sad day when a tasteless “wanna-be-fashion” show becomes the source of so much introspection. Count me in…I couldn’t resist. Pakistan is fashion obsessed in a way that boggles the mind. And those of you who think THIS is the forum for political debate are ample evidence of the debauched state of “taste” that abounds here and the fact that you can’t tell your politics from your navel.. However much you might like these bovine creatures, I assure you neither the clothes, nor the models, nor your drivel would make it out the door (let alone into the library) in any other country in the world. Comparisons with India, on any aspect of political, cultural and social life have been a nauseating constant in Pakistan. So let me contribute: Indians know that Bollywood is baloney. It is also true that they are not delusional about the fact that they live in one of the poorest countries in the world. Check out how Indian elites dress. The pathetic thing for me, as a Pakistani, is that people like you have to look elsewhere for role models and for meaning. Put on some khadi and wipe that i-pod off your ear. Pick up a book on industrial geography; or read about the failing textile industry in Faisalabad. Take a drive outside of your gated community. Gosh, while you’re at it, get that glass of water YOURSELF! Sounds outrageous, doesn’t it? When the Revolution comes, you’ll be the first to go.

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  • RCase
    Oct 10, 2011 - 9:16PM

    @Fai:
    Seems like a great way to test the hypothesis and prove of Islam = Peace and is a compassionate and tolerant religion.

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  • Ali Zain Khawaja
    Oct 10, 2011 - 10:31PM

    3rd picture in 4th column just shocked me. i imagine where the hands of all the males might be going. lol. Such a hottie :P

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  • zeeshan
    Oct 11, 2011 - 12:20AM

    I mean I dont know what culture are they representing, this is not us, this does not belongs to us. please take a look what problems our COUNTRY is facing right now and you people are promoting vulgarity just to make this event successful……pathetic……please be creative but know your limits…WAKE UP !

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  • Pakistanian
    Oct 11, 2011 - 1:10AM

    representing 90% of our country..I love it..!! gold and black lingerie..how innovative is that ..?

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  • Pakistanian
    Oct 11, 2011 - 1:17AM

    serious obscenity..

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  • Alam Channa
    Oct 11, 2011 - 1:18AM

    Are you serious? Is this the fashion show coming from KHI, Pakistan? I think, lemme see, yup its confirmed now, my wuzu has just broken and i was not even done seeing 5th pic. LoL. they call it fashion, i bet they cant even wear these “attires” even in the brothals of LasVegas. What a shame, what a waste of efforts and time.

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  • muhammed ali
    Oct 11, 2011 - 1:22AM

    BE SECULAR BUY SECULAR!!!!!! LONG LIVE PAKISTAN!!!!!!!

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  • M
    Oct 11, 2011 - 1:51AM

    @Noor

    Are u God?

    Yeah, I thought so. Stop judging people.

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  • aniq
    Oct 11, 2011 - 5:38AM

    @ali:
    you understand concept of society. if a murder is taking next place, u dont say who invited u just ignore it. this is vulgar and must be stopped

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  • Oct 11, 2011 - 10:16AM

    Shame on this society and these people. On one hand women are taking their clothes off and on the other young girls are being expelled from schools owing to their religious beliefs. This is a society full of disgust and shamelessness.

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  • ayl
    Oct 11, 2011 - 1:02PM

    Seems like a Fansy Dress Show, whr u get score on being the Weirdest/Nudest…
    Not that Pakistani Designers are not hard working, thy really r, bt they seriously need to think out of this Nude Box…

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  • wht ever
    Oct 11, 2011 - 6:56PM

    Proud to be so called “Islamic Republic of Pakistan”

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  • rehmat
    Oct 12, 2011 - 12:49AM

    @JJ:
    “Amjad: You stay at home or in your place of worship. You dont need to attend fashion weeks.”
    I thought yuo were in favor of school girls in salwar kameez dupatta uniform being beaten up by rods for ot being in hijaab. Changed your mind eh?

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  • rehmat
    Oct 12, 2011 - 12:51AM

    @ALI RAZA:
    “we must boycott these types of events”

    You are probably never going to be invited to these. SO unlikely you can boycott them.

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  • Ali
    Oct 12, 2011 - 2:45AM

    @Amjad Mughal:
    Bhai its useless to teach the liberal idiots of our country. They have completely lost it. They will never take education or compete in technology with India or western countries but when it comes to nudity they will make sure they are ahead of west & India. They are partially responsible for extremism in Pakistan. We will see more events when religious extremists will attack places of liberal extremists.

    These religious & liberal extremists both are a curse on this country!

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  • kamy
    Oct 13, 2011 - 7:07PM

    Kuddos to Karachi fashionista’s. Cheers and applause to all the females who had the guts to catwalk and do the hard work Keep up the good work.

    All those oppose the show in the name of religion, well religion reform is needed to avoid all the secretarian , minister and minority killing in the name blasphemy law.Fashion show is not threat to the country but religious extremism is.. Recommend

  • LOveableLion
    Oct 15, 2011 - 7:16PM

    haha… Karachiist should brought to Justice, as if on One hand theres hue cry of Killings,poverty and Political crisis, from where they have acquired permission of spending money on such nudeness.. im condemning fashion industry of karachi, because they are wasting precious resources of sickening nation in drain…Supreme court includeing Higher Authorities should take some measure against such selfishness…

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  • Oct 15, 2011 - 9:10PM

    Those who are displeased with this fashion show can stop looking at its pictures. It’s that simple.

    Remember, you can only control what your own eyes see. So let’s cut the drama, shall we?

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  • Faraz
    Oct 30, 2011 - 11:50PM

    Looks more like Indian fashion week than a Pakistani event. These kids think designing half naked is being liberated! OK, Maybe, but by being slave to culture/norms which are not yours? On the other hand, you lose commercially! Who will buy these? A 100 ladies? if not less than 10? And even if they do, where would they wear them? Only at private parties? So you basically did all this hard work to earn just a handful of customers who would be ashamed to wear your designs in public, right? Or maybe you did this to be famous across the border in India, so that you get your ultimate fame! But do think, at what cost? By giving away your culture, and your own ID?

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  • abby
    Mar 27, 2012 - 4:41PM

    wher this event is happening

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  • junaid
    Apr 1, 2012 - 4:35PM

    they look really hot

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