Designer Tapu Javeri presented his collection of burqas while Abdul Samad exhibited Jinnah's cap on day four.

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  • ProudPakistani
    Apr 11, 2012 - 9:23PM



  • Mubashir
    Apr 11, 2012 - 10:06PM

    Hey, I don’t know about others but the more covered, the more dignified the ladies look. There is an enchanting mystery to it.

    To attract the opposite sex on basis of skin alone shows that “That is all I have”.

    Better get judged on brains than meat!!


  • bob
    Apr 11, 2012 - 10:26PM

    they look more beautiful in these dresses rather than wht they wore earlier …Wish we cud promote this kind of attire more… Less is always more i guessRecommend

  • ALi
    Apr 11, 2012 - 10:41PM

    Although this is not complete modest but they should learn from the following. Everything can be achieved in a modest manner.


  • talha
    Apr 11, 2012 - 11:54PM

    Irani style hijab is much much better, fashionable and decent, burqa’s shown here is like a project just need to be done, thats all.


  • confused
    Apr 12, 2012 - 8:39AM


    and you can guage the brain from these pictures. brilliant


  • Shahrukh F.
    Apr 12, 2012 - 12:15PM

    Whats cool with showing men smoking on the fashion ramp? Only in Pakistan could this be permissible today


  • Nubain Ali
    Apr 12, 2012 - 12:33PM


    Get your facts right. Tapu Javeri presented his collection of TAPULICIOUS BAGS. Not Burqas.
    Such disappointment from a publication like this.


  • Aisha Rishi
    Apr 12, 2012 - 12:45PM

    Tapu Javeri deserves to win the most inspiring designer as his idea was completely unique and never tried before. Anyone ever thought of pulling off Abayas on the ramp?

    Please vote him to be Etihad’s Most Inspiring Designer @


  • Apr 12, 2012 - 12:55PM

    Very Nice Pakistan Fashion Week – Day 4: Of Burqas and Qaraqul


  • zinzi
    Apr 12, 2012 - 5:47PM

    is it just me or is honey waqar’s collection completely ewwww?


  • true_blue_pakistani
    Apr 12, 2012 - 7:13PM

    Why not men wear similar attire and walk on ramp? We need to grow up from enforcing Burqa culture.Recommend

  • Kawish
    Apr 12, 2012 - 8:14PM

    totally agree. pakistani women need to be freed from these suffocating practices. its high time we promote liberalism and encourage our females to break free from these shackles


  • bob
    Apr 12, 2012 - 9:11PM

    @ trueblue pakistani / kawish….

    its really funny when u say shud wear such clothing......wht u want producing babies....and these r not Shackles dear...its custom...who said anything about burqa....Decent dressing definitely.....sure promote liberalism but not obscenity... liberalism shud be in ur mind...showing ur bra in the public is NOT liberalism..c'mon,,..even the decent families of US and Europe don't flaunt their bodies like this...( i mention them because most of us take them as ideals)...

    So no shackles here in Pakistan…relax and leave that enlightened (read confused) moderation to Musharraf


  • Big Rizvi
    Apr 12, 2012 - 9:37PM

    @bob: We don’t want a fundamentalist regime like Zia-ul-Haq’s. Sorry, your point is invalid. We are not promoting nudity. Forcing someone to wear a burqa is just as bad as forcing someone not to wear it. If our women are forced to follow these customs, then they ARE shackles, no doubt.Recommend

  • Abdul Rahman
    Apr 12, 2012 - 10:29PM

    Only such fashion shows will make sense in Pakistan that are designed for the common women. Abayas doing the ramp is very smart.
    However is there Anyone to suggest that there should be gender based approach in designing since how can the other sex do justice to the other sex’s preferences.Recommend

  • Moz
    Apr 13, 2012 - 1:26AM

    Okay, They all look same, so u don’t need a fashion show for that.


  • alicia
    Apr 13, 2012 - 8:39AM

    They should do some desi stuff as well


  • bob
    Apr 13, 2012 - 11:06AM

    @ BIg Rizvi

    I said Promote...not Enforce.... so that settles ur first argument...

    and the last time i checked we were living in Islamic Republic of Pakistan.. if u want a secular state go to Turkey…R u actually encouraging the Women lot of Pakistan to wear skimpy clothes..that too in public …. Best of luck there…. i wonder how far u willing to go…


  • AIN
    Apr 13, 2012 - 11:27AM

    The real meaning of parda is not being prominent and burqa used to cover body properly. If by using burqa anyone is not able to hide her body part rather become centre of eyes then this sort of burqa practice must be avoided.
    Parda can be done by simple chadar or duputta with loose outfits by covering head properly.
    I am not against burqa/parda rather I myself took burqa. I just wanted to say that the way now burqa is being used on the name of fashion is really disappointing. I have seen some ladies who wear burqa but with the such tight fittings that makes them more loud in the crowed. So burqa/parda should be practiced in its true sense rather as ritual only…


  • Tipu
    Apr 13, 2012 - 1:00PM

    When the people were primitive, they would wear less or almost no clothes. When their intellect started to advance, they started covering themselves. Our religion also encourages us to cover and be modest.
    But then today, our intellect is again deteriorating and we are taking our clothes off. I think it is cruel to women if you don’t dress them appropriately.


  • bob
    Apr 13, 2012 - 1:22PM

    @ AIN..



  • Big Rizvi
    Apr 13, 2012 - 7:59PM

    @bob: Ooooh, I am planing to scale mountains and mountains were I am a free man and can live without going broke every month! :)


  • bob
    Apr 14, 2012 - 12:58AM

    @ Big Rizvi..

    i think thats exactly wht u shud do….Bon Voyage…:)Recommend

  • Apr 14, 2012 - 9:00AM

    nice outfitsRecommend

  • Big Rizvi
    Apr 14, 2012 - 10:25AM

    @bob: Thanks! :D


  • bob
    Apr 14, 2012 - 6:52PM

    just sharing something for those of you who are the so called liberals….( i can name them too but i think u can revisit my previous blog)

    “When asked about her Hijab by Journalists and how it is not proportionate with her level of intellect and education, she replied:

    “Man in the early times was almost naked, and as his intellect evolved he started wearing clothes. What I am today and what I’m wearing represents the highest level of thought and civilization that man has achieved, and is not regressive. It’s the removal of clothes again that is regressive back to ancient times” – Noble Laurette from Yemen, Tawakul Karman.


  • sofia
    Apr 14, 2012 - 10:31PM

    fareeha altaf is looking good and gracefull, no one else!!! please leave burqas at least the way they are! dressing sense is totally changed these days few are good and few are not but don’t bring change in burqa and hijab coz it would change the whole essence


  • F. M.
    Apr 15, 2012 - 6:02AM

    I am half Pakistani, I was born in the United States & I currently live in the United States. I love Pakistani clothing and I have high hopes for the many designers popping up in Pakistan. I am Muslim, a woman and wear a form of hijab. With that being said, I feel like Pakistanis, and Pakistani women should decide for themselves what their culture is and what type of clothing they’d like to wear. I don’t feel that women should be forced to wear American, European, or Arab clothing. If you like the abaya and would like to wear it, desi-fy it, Americanize it go ahead but don’t feel that you have to wear it how the Saudis do, or the Khaleejis do, or how the Americans do. Same goes for any type of clothing. Be true to who you are.

    As for the collection of ‘burqas’ that is featured, it is tasteless. The cut and fit isn’t flattering and the fabric used is all wrong. It should look beautiful and it doesn’t.


  • Hamza
    Apr 15, 2012 - 2:39PM

    I dont know about others but the burqa sets are totally tasteless, its seems that the show is making a mockery of the burqa itself. There are well know Pakistani designs selling really nice abayas in the emirates, may be some of the designers need to take a few notes of what women would wear to be classified as a burqa especially in Pakistan.


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