Young designers will display a total of 62 unique creations based on specific themes * Workshops for young fashion designers to train them for the upcoming KFW By Ali Usman LAHORE: ‘Step Fashion Montage’, a one of a kind fashion show, being organised by the Step Institute of Professional Development is all ready to set the ramp on fire. The event will begin on Monday at the heart of the Mall Of Lahore. The event will not only give a platform to aspiring fashion designers to display their prowess but also provide an opportunity to young models 14 female and three male to walk on the ramp for the first time. What else: around 200 professionals from the fashion and textile industry are expected to grace the event with their presence. Theme-based collections: The show will display theme-based collections. Saima Bashir, one of the novice designers will display a collection of four costumes based on the theme of ‘Old Lahore’. Her outfits are a blend of traditional old Lahori motifs on western cuts. “Such events could give an opportunity to young fashion designers and models to display their skills,” she said while appreciating the initiative. Some of the other participants, including Kashif Samuel and Seher Niazi would display a collection inspired by ‘Beggars’ and ‘Chinese Art’, respectively. “It has been a nerve shattering yet enthralling experience so far,” Seher said while talking to Daily Times. Another participant, Maria Azam, whose collection was based on the unique designs and motifs of the ‘Kelash Valley’, said, “I am very confident my costumes will create ripples”. A total of 62 brand new and unique creations would be displayed at the fashion show. Fashion workshops: Karachi is set to host workshops for professionally untrained fashion designers to qualify them for the upcoming Karachi Fashion Week (KFW). The KFW will be one of the biggest fashion events in the country and will be held from January 31 to February 3. The organiser of KFW, Arshad Siddiq, told Daily Times that 20 students from Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad would be attending these workshops. He said some of them would also be given a chance to participate in the KFW. Gohar Ajmal, a renowned fashion designer from the United Kingdom and Italy wil conduct these workshops. “The country needs more fashion weeks to make fashion a full fledged industry and consequently will help portray a softer image of Pakistan,” Siddiq said. He added that fashion is about sophistication and not money and even people with moderate incomes could afford to be fashionable, all it requires is a little know-how.
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