Ali Xeeshan’s mesmerizing and heart felt collection ‘Khamoshi’ left everyone speechless at the Plbw2016 finale.
The beautiful show stopper, Mahira Khan was the cherry on top.
Ali Xeeshan’s collection had all the makings of a successful showcase: a strong collection, a social message, runway theatrics and a one-of-a-kind showstopper, Mahira Khan. It also had the only introductory AV that actually made sense and was needed. Opening with an awareness video on child marriages in Pakistan and the need to break silence on them, Ali Xeeshan was a befitting grand finale to an already strong fashion week. Most importantly, this was a strong collection, one that we’ll hopefully see a lot of up ahead.
I loved: the palette, the styles and the attention paid to integrate the collection with the cause. I adored the monkey props and I absolutely loved the simple white outfit Rabia Butt wore.
I wasn’t so haute on: I really can’t think of a thing and isn’t that a fabulous thought to leave fashion week with!
Based on ali Xeeshan Theater Studio collection Khamoshi, this film by@abdullahharisfilms awakens a powerful message on the millions of forced underage marriages that take place in Pakistan and the rest of the world every year. The innocence of these girls is snatched away from them and their childhood is betrayed by their own families. The silent cries are heard by no one, and they weep until there is no choice left but to resign to fate. And that is when their silence, and of those around them who know that a wrong is being committed, becomes death.
Photography by Faisal Farooqui @ Dragonfly