Shaan-e-Pakistan brings India & Pakistan together in an event showcasing exquisite fashion, food & music
The feeling is priceless when border issues between India and Pakistan don’t make any sense in the wake of good news; especially when it’s fashion related. It’s a celebration of sorts. We all keep our eyes peeled to hear about something like this and when it does happen we rejoice.
Shaan-e-Pakistan, a three day food, fashion and music event, showcasing the cultural heritage from Pakistan was held in Delhi. Bringing together the two countries that are politically at war, seemed to blend in perfectly well when it came to subjects surrounding fashion, music and food.
The participating designers were Umer Sayeed, Raakesh Agarvwal, Samina Shanjani, Sanam Agha, Asifa and Nabeel, Rinku Sobti, Zainab Chottani, Ali Xeeshan, Poonam Bhagat, Sahar Atif, Jyoti Sachdev Iyer, Ritu Seksariya, Rajneeral Babutta and Huma Nassr.
Huma Nassr, the curator of Shaan-e-Pakistan, who worked against all odds and mde the event come to life expressed her hope for India and Pakistan to settle issues. The constant restlessless and political tension between the two countries is a cause of concern for artists across broders who appreciate each other’s creative wealth. Pakistani designer Sanam Agha said that her ensemble which was titled ‘Sunset’ based on versatility and comfort was already in demand in India and that she had been approached by a few stores to stock her designs.
The Indian counter-part saw designers including Jyoti Sachdev Iyer who showcased her collection ‘Audacieux’ concocted with fabrics such as chanderi and georgettes in pastel shades with actress Evelyn Sharma as her showstopper. With music also being a big part of the event, the front row t the event saw Pakistani actor Javed Sheikh and minister Manzoor Memon the Pakistan high commission minister in India.
Between food, music and fashion, it is definitely a hope that the two countries will join hands at some point in future and dissolve their political disagreements.