Mushk Kaleem is not slowing down anytime soon. Recently, the model revealed that she will be walking the catwalk for one of Italy’s up and coming designers, Stella James. She in now in fashion city Milan preparing for her stint at the prestigious Milan Fashion Week.
Kaleem took to her Instagram to share the details of her exciting opportunity and why it matters to the Pakistani fashion industry. “I feel so immensely honoured and proud to represent Pakistan at the Milan Fashion 2019,” she wrote.
Kaleem and model Alicia Khan will be gracing the stage on September 21st for the Haitian-Italian designer, who is recognised as the first Black-Italian designer and is considered to be Giorgio Armani’s protégé.
“I’ve been given this unbelievable opportunity to work with Stella Jean, who collaborated with UNIDO, and paid a heart-felt homage to our culture by infusing the embroidery done by women of Pakistan in the northern areas as an essential part of her collection, also paired with jewellery by Sherezad,” Kaleem revealed.
The fashion-forward pair were selected for the prestigious fashion week after Jean visited Pakistan earlier this year. The designer had met with government representatives and particularly observed the craft indigenous to the north.
Kaleem continued to share how the collection is important to showcase Pakistani design on an international scale. None of this would have been possible without Zahir Rahimtoola, who has bent over backwards to make this dream become a reality, that will go down in history as one of the most defining moments of our fashion industry!”
Fashion director Tabesh Khoja also confirmed Kaleem and Khan will walk after the Giorgio Armani show in Milan. “Both are walking for Stella Jean on Saturday, 5 pm, during Milan Fashion Week after the Giorgio Armani show. Stella is doing a collection of pieces inspired from up north, embroideries and craft,” he said.
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