Summer apparel: Two-day lawn exhibition concludes

Ex-president of K-P Women Chamber of Commerce and Industries inaugurated event.


Mahwish Qayyum June 07, 2014
Talking to The Express Tribune, the designer, Iqbal Bano, said women are incredibly talented yet underestimated in Pakistan. PHOTO: FILE

PESHAWAR:


The city’s first ever exhibition of digital lawn prints concluded on Saturday after attracting hundreds of visitors.


Digital lawn prints were introduced for the first time in the province by a local designer in the two-day event which was inaugurated by former president of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Women Chamber of Commerce and Industries, Nuzhat Rauf.

The exhibition which featured the lawn brand ‘Bali’ also played host to several jewellery stalls.

Talking to The Express Tribune, the designer, Iqbal Bano, said women are incredibly talented yet underestimated in Pakistan.

“Initially, I faced problems from my family too, but I didn’t give up and in the end they had to give in as designing was my passion,” she said.

According to Bano, the clothes she had designed were made keeping in mind the needs of women from all social and financial backgrounds.

“There is a lot of scope for women in the fashion industry and I am optimistic that the youth will come forward and excel in it,” she said, adding the government should provide more opportunities for women to join the field of fashion designing.

Nadia, a visitor, said she liked the garments and jewellery on display.  Another visitor Ghazala said, “I liked the exhibition because prices were reasonable and the fabric was of good quality.”

Lawn prints are all the rage in the summer in all major cities of the country, with thousands of women flocking to venues where such exhibitions are held.

Published in The Express Tribune, June 8th, 2014.

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