first_imgAtif said, “The USP of my bridal collection is that we Atif said, “The USP of my bridal collection is that we have refrained from any such practice of using machines. My collection is 100 per cent hand-made and the only machine which has touched by creations is the sewing machines.” He pointed out demand for designs and craft from Pakistan. “Indians have an absolute love for Pakistani craft and there is a very fine line between what is Pakistani and what is Indian. In craft here what you call Chikankari we have something called the shadow work. A certain kind of weaving we do inside the fabric called Tarkashi is extremely popular with Indian clients,” Atif said. Looking at participating in next years Lakme Fashion week and then likely to open a store in India, designer Zainab Chottani, known for decadent bridal dresses presented a collection she called “Reflection of Shimmer”. A mix of eastern wear, formals and bridal wear the collection showed intricate zardosi work on chiffons. “The colour of the collection ranges from earthy green and going to into magenta seamlessly. Embroidery to watch out for is very very fine zardosi work,” Chottani said. Asifa and Nabeels colletion “Birth of Venus” narrated the tale of a pearl. Layered with jewels to add the festivity of the wedding rituals the essence of the collection was aptly showcased by Pakistans top model, actress and fashionista Nadia Hussain. “The beauty of a woman is symbolized by pearls and flowers in our collection. Two different emotions have been portrayed in our collection – a bright morning and a grey afternoon, showcases a womans persona,” the designers said. Models who were donned in make up of oriental style sported clothes designed by Ali Xeeshan — oriental robes teamed with Indonesian head gear on Indian lehengas. Delhi-based designer Rinku Sobti gave a taste of the swadeshi movement with black and white check skirts, shirts, pants, dresses as well as sarees. Adding colour to the line she teamed the garments with bright coloured jackets with little embroidered motifs. “This line is made by artists from Varanasi and emphasis was on silk as well as cotton. I took the inspiration from the Swadeshi movement as I thought its an apt platform to uphold the history and cultural heritage of my country,” she said. Mens wear at the show was limited with designers showcasing only sherwanins with chunni, bandhgalas and shalwar and churidar. Designers such as Umar Sayyed and Sanam Agha presented exclusive mens wear collection. Dhoti pants for men and women, gowns and evening dresses were popular on the ramp. Bollywoods Evelyn Sharma walked for Kolkata designer Jyoti Sachdeva Iyer and Aditi Govitkar for Rajneeral Babutta. Other designers at the show were Raakesh Agarvwal, Poonam Bhagat, Samina Shajani and Huma Nassr. Pakistani TV actor Javed Sheikh was also present on the occasion said, “A Shaan-e-Hindustan should be organised in Pakistan to enable Indian designers to showcase in Pakistan,” PTI DBL ANS ANSadvertisementlast_img read more

CISF to award over 100 scholarships to troops children

first_imgGhaziabad, Sep 19 (PTI) Paramilitary CISF today announced a new corpus of Rs 25 lakh welfare funds and over 100 scholarships for meritorious and deserving children of its troops and officers. The scholarship scheme, called the Director Generals Meritorious Award, was launched by Savitri Singh, wife of Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, during an event of the wives welfare association of the force Sanrakshika at the forces camp located here. The first of its kind scholarship scheme in the force will benefit 110 meritorious children, ten brilliant ones in the sporting arena and wards of those personnel who lay down their lives on the line of duty. A corpus of RS 25 lakh on an annual basis has been earmarked for this scheme, a senior official said. Sanrakshika President and wife of CISF Director General Surender Singh, Gunita Singh, said the Association will initiate many more welfare schemes for the families of the force in the future. Savitri Singh also released a magazine containing literary compilations of the members of the Association during the event. The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) is tasked to secure 59 major civil airports of the country apart from vital installations in nuclear and aerospace domains. PTI NES PALlast_img read more