While most fashions shows by top designers are just business as usual, one has emerged this week that is big news. Held in a country where the news spotlight is usually on terrorist violence, Pakistan has just held their first ever fashion week.
Top designers used the 2009 Pakistan Fashion Week to deal their own symbolic blow to the Taliban. Sexy and racy designs were showcased that bared alot of skin and even tatoos. Some traditional head coverings were represented, but with shoulders, legs or navels exposed. What a refreshing contrast in an area where the normal women’s garb is baggy clothing covering the entire body!
The four day event was postponed twice due to security concerns, but organizers were not about to shelve Pakistan Fashion Week. They were adamant about showing the world there is more to their country than violence, plus advertising an industry that employs hundreds of thousands of people.