A unique collaboration between Harris Tweed Hebrides and Pakistan’s leading fashion designer has created a stunning couture collection that will go on show on Friday 30th November at Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum in Glasgow.
Hassan Sheheryar Yasin – known as the designer HSY – has been invited by The UK Association of Medical Aid to Pakistan to design a collection using the iconic Scottish fabric as the centre-piece for their annual fundraising dinner which is being held outside London for the first time.
He has created a couture collection which incorporates Harris Tweed into a range of contemporary ladies’ fashion with a Pakistani identity. Yasin, who has travelled from Lahore for the event, said: “It has been a privilege to work with such a wonderful natural fabric which is known the whole world over. I would like to thank Medical Aid to Pakistan and Harris Tweed Hebrides for inviting HSY to be part of this incredible event. I’m overwhelmed by the beauty of the Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum. It is the perfect setting for the marriage of HSY & Harris Tweed Hebrides.”
More than 400 guests at Kelvingrove Gallery will raise funds for The UK Association of Medical Aid to Pakistan and also for The Linda Norgrove Foundation, an Isle of Lewis-based charity which supports women’s and children’s projects in Afghanistan.
Farah Khushi, Glasgow-based trustee of UKMAP, said: “We are delighted and very proud to have brought our annual fundraising event to Scotland for the first time and are indebted to Harris Tweed Hebrides and HSY for their invaluable contribution to the evening’s fundraising efforts, beautifully bringing together two cultures in one collection.”
Harris Tweed Hebrides chairman and former UK Trade Minister, Brian Wilson, said: “There are some lovely synergies in this project. Lewis has a highly respected Pakistani community of long-standing who are very familiar with Harris Tweed. I am sure they will take particular satisfaction from this superb blending of two cultures”.
Peek Freans has successfully established itself as a brand that is consistently introducing versatility and variety in products. As part of that objective, the organization set up their unique Café at the Eats festival in Karachi in 2019, after the immense success of the cafe at Coke Fest 2018 both in Karachi and Lahore.
The exclusive Peek Freans Café served delectable canapés and cookie desserts, hors d’oeuvres and one bite desserts – using their unique products, all of which were very economically priced too. Their menu included Chocolicious Rocky Road, S’mores, Jam Delight Cheese Cake, Butter Puff Caramel Pop, Butter Puff Hors d’oeuvres, Salsa, Chicken & Mushroom, Roasted Beet Hummus and Cake Up Goodness.
Head of Marketing EBM, Ayesha Janjua, while speaking to the media on the occasion said, “It’s these little breaks in life that really matter; when we come together to enjoy and make each moment sweeter. Our specially designed Peek Freans desserts do just that.”
Director EBM, Shahzain Munir added by saying, “We are extremely happy to see such an overwhelming response for the Peek Freans Café and we aim to continue spreading joy through our yummy and delectable treats.”
Peek Freans received an overwhelming crowd at the Eats Karachi 2019 and started this year at a high note.
Fashion Label HINAMIRZA from Karachi opened doors to its first outlet in Lahore. Located at 9 Arches Mall, on M M Alam Road, the opening also marked the launch of the brand’s new Fall/Winter pret collection 2019.
HINAMIRZA’s new F/W collection is a testament to the designer’s signature design philosophy of ‘less is more’. The new collection was presented via a small fashion presentation and consisted of a wide array of ensembles. The collection presented CASUALS based in cottons, linen, arabic lawn, cotton wool and SEMIFORMALS draped in pure cotton net and velvet. Moreover, the new collection offers delicate stone work combined with eastern embroidery work on warm color tones.
Complementing the new collection, HINAMIRZA’s new store also had a mini kids range alongside accessories such as pashmina wraps/shawls, handbags, jewelry and phone covers, all hand-picked by the designer herself.
Further, the interior of the brands new retail space has been done by Yasir Mirza, crafted to channel a sleek and simple aesthetic and providing superior retail experience to consumers in Lahore.
Multi-award winning and one of Pakistan’s leading fashion design house Sania Maskatiya has launched the second edit of its winter festive collection titled “LuLu”.
“LuLu” – EDIT II, features Sania Maskatiya’s signature handcrafted pieces perfect for the winter festivities. The winter festive collection comprises of 36 distinct embellished and digital printed outfits in bright hues – it’s embellished using gota, ari and zardoze techniques in a wide range of silhouettes. With distinct feminine cuts in luxe fabrics and signature prints for the festive season, this collection comprises of separates available in multiple sizes.
7th Sky Entertainment has always been a pioneer in providing quality entertainment for viewers and is ready with another signature production named Dil Kiya Karey which stars Feroze Khan, Yumna Zaidi, Mirza Zain Baig and Maryam Nafees in key roles.
Produced by none other than the remarkable duo of ace producers Abdullah Kadwani and Asad Qureshi, the creators of 7th Sky Entertainment, the play is written by Asma Nabeel of Khaani fame and directed by the brilliant Mehreen Jabbar who will be making a comeback with this project. Dil Kiya Karey is a love triangle between Feroze, Yumna and Zain Baig which also highlights important issues that are deeply rooted in the society. This drama will discuss social taboos and like everything produced by 7th Sky Entertainment, it’ll have a stamp of perfection on it.
The drama has a stellar cast including Marina Khan, Sonia Rehman, Sarmad Khoosat, Shamim Hilaly, Abid Ali and Tanveer Jamal aside from the lead actors and it can be anticipated that it will create a new benchmark in drama history. The play is ready to go on air from 14th January, every Monday at 8p.m. on Geo Entertainment.
SOC Films, helmed by the two-time Academy Award winner Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, releases the fourth part from Pakistan’s first Climate Change Animated Series. The fourth part explores climate change with a specific focus on possible approaches for practicing sustainability and promoting environmental protection by becoming responsible global citizens.
The fourth short video narration, inspired by environmental activist Azal Zahir, touches upon the science behind climate change and offers sustainable solutions and actions on how to reduce carbon emissions in the atmosphere through simple adaptions in our lifestyles.
With the fourth part, SOC Films hope to critically engage audiences about taking care of the environment by becoming more empathic and aware.
The animated series is a public awareness campaign, in Urdu, with an aim to educate individuals about Climate Change and Global Warming and the steps they can take to make a positive collective change. Indeed, with recent scientific findings speculating the rise of annual global temperatures heading towards 3°C, it is clear that the issues surrounding climate change and rapid global warming will soon become irreversible. It is important now, for every citizen and country to take ownership and responsibility for what products they use and the rate at which they consume them.
Each short-film has been conceptualized, produced and directed by SOC Films and will be between 2 to 3 minutes long.
Zubab Rana’s latest drama Bandish which will show her as a victim of black magic will soon be on air on ARY Digital.
Bandish is directed by Abbis Raza and produced by Big Bang Entertainment. From what is visible from the initial teasers, young Zubab Rana has shown her acting prowess in Bandish. Playing a role of an innocent daughter of Marina Khan and Sajid Hasan, who turns into a creature of terror because of a curse on her family. She outshines in the drama’s teaser as she switches from a naive, soft spoken girl to a human under a vicious spell and completely changes her voice and appearance on screen.
Zubab Rana started her career in modeling in 2017. She is known best for her soap “Naseeboun Jali” that won the award for Best Soap of the year in 2018.
Rabab Hashim is to play a character of a self-sufficient yet caring girl who belongs to an under-privileged background and gets married to a prejudiced husband. The class difference and no acceptance from her husband results in a degrading marriage and turmoil in her life.
Speaking about the role Rabab stated “I try to make it a point to keep away from “run of the mill” ideas and choose each project and role where I feel I can serve a bigger purpose, our society has a pool of women who suffer in a loveless, disrespectful marriage and don’t know how to get out of it, my character is of a woman who deals with cruelty and musters courage to swim out of it successfully”.
Rabab Hashim got quick fame in drama industry because of her passion for acting. Her recent dramas “Tmhare Hain” and “Mohabat Khuwab Safar” are top rated dramas and still getting outstanding reviews. As an actress Rabab Hashim is stepping on the ladder of success steadily and swiftly.
Saira Faisal & Faisal Rashid host a dinner get together for close friends at Cosa Nostra in Lahore.
The First Egyptian suspense-thriller film is all set to release in Pakistani cinemas in Urdu on 18 January 2019. Starring an excellent and talented cast Tarek Lotfi, Ahmed Daoud, Amina Khalil, Ahmed Al-Fishawi, Mohammad Lutfi, Mohammed Mamdouh, Jihane Khalil and many more.
The movie is about struggling to survive a deadly night where Nasr (Ahmed Dawood) and Omneya (Amina Khalil) unfortunately get trapped while going on a work trip. Will they be able to come back safe and alive?