A fashion show was recently organised in the district featuring a sufi theme. On Monday evening, Multan’s civil society gathered at a Government High School campus where students had put on an elaborate fashion show. The fashion show, also exhibited the work of students who were studying fashion design and textile.
“The main theme was Sufism and dhamal and we were instructed months in advance to base our work around this,” said Mona Akma, a fashion student. A dress exhibition was also organised under the same theme outside the hall, where locals could purchase the clothing featured in the catwalk. The entire event featured the culture and dress of southern Punjab and traditional dresses from different areas such as the Jhang desert were especially favoured. On the occasion, organisers of the event also announced that a Multan fashion council was in the works. “This area is rich in history and it is deeply rooted in the sufi tradition. We are hoping that this will allow us to cater to a certain type of fashion. Something that is both traditional but also progressive,” said textile designer Sadaf Waleed. The exhibition was highly appreciated by the audience.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 2nd, 2011.
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