Becoming a norm?

Browsing through dawn, this image caught my eye.

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Although the image is definately worth a second look, it was the caption that made me think… once only a tradition of Lahore, fashion shows are slowly taking root in this city as well. Dawn claims it they are slowly becoming ‘the norm’ here. Even the fashion scene has now divided into two distinct camps, one being the designers from Lahore and the second being from Karachi. The success of Lux Style Awards and the TV channels such as FashionTV Pakistan is testament to this slow culture change we’re experiencing. Good or bad, fashion is definately here to stay.

Source: Dawn

22 Comments so far

  1. shobz (unregistered) on November 20th, 2006 @ 3:59 pm

    boooooooooooooooring. 98 percent crappy shows. whatever.


  2. Arsalaan Haleem (unregistered) on November 20th, 2006 @ 4:45 pm

    Well, if such shows keep like-minded people entertained then I say, bring them on.

    And secondly such types of (legal) activity engages firms and individuals and provides jobs and sources of income to people.

    I am all for such activities.

    @Shobz: You and I may find them crappy and boring but others find them quite entertaining.


  3. Farhan (unregistered) on November 20th, 2006 @ 4:57 pm

    Not interested , Fashion Shows means wife will accompany leading to new clothes with new designs leading to matching joti , purse even a necklace
    half hour of fun and 2 mths ki tankha gone down the drain main ne to Fashion Tv he apne TV se ban kia hua hai all I have are movie channels and comedy channels


  4. Yahya (unregistered) on November 20th, 2006 @ 5:00 pm

    Mansoor, are we saying Karachi is now becoming a classier city?


  5. Yahya (unregistered) on November 20th, 2006 @ 5:04 pm

    Farhan, you are a wise husband. Na rahay bans na bajay bansree.

    I hope you are still getting first class service at home and banning fashion tv has not effected it in any way. :)


  6. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on November 20th, 2006 @ 5:11 pm

    Not sure but this becoming a norm in next few years


  7. mansoor (unregistered) on November 20th, 2006 @ 5:28 pm

    lolz adnan :p trust you to be the party pooper alwayz!


  8. Farhan (unregistered) on November 20th, 2006 @ 7:04 pm

    Bhai every evening getting Thai / Arabic / Chinese somedays Chicken Karachi khana it’s first class treatment a wife is not for servitude its us who are serving the wife


  9. Farhan (unregistered) on November 20th, 2006 @ 8:13 pm

    See we bust our ass from 9 to 7 / 8 for them and our kids to have a good life now who is serving who


  10. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on November 20th, 2006 @ 9:23 pm

    Kid if mentioning the bitter realities of this city is party pooping then I don’t mind at all. Curse yourself that you didn’t see this news and rather cameup with a post which might be less important than the one I mentioned in my reply.


  11. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on November 20th, 2006 @ 9:28 pm


    Browsing through dawn, this image caught my eye

    Offcourse the news I mentioned didn’t comeup with any babe’s pic that’s why you didn’t pay any attention. Now I think you read Dawn as *evening special* news paper. *grin*

    IMO, the news I mentioned had more importance than this useless post of yours.


  12. shobz (unregistered) on November 20th, 2006 @ 11:26 pm

    sure it provides ppl with entertainment and is a source of income for some. however you have to admit that its a tad too boring now cause they have fashion shows just for the sake of it and not cause they need to showcase something.


  13. ash (unregistered) on November 20th, 2006 @ 11:48 pm

    Actually adnan i am glad to hear you trying to spread HIV awareness but your logic is severely flawed.

    The biggest risk factors for hiv/aids in karachi and the world over are homosexuality and iv drug abuse/blood transfusions. Heterosexual promiscousity is much less common than the first two.

    Also in the report you quoted and others low income areas are high risk areas – not high income ones. (traditionally called fahash and what not)

    You may not want to hear this but historically the only policy that has decreased the spread of hiv has been awareness and condoms. Abstinance based teaching has not worked for any other country. The reason is that people who can be convinced to be abstinant are generally already low risk.

    At this point thanks to education and awareness the hiv epidemic in US/Europe is actually on the way down. The epicenter is africa and likely will soon be India. We do need to be very careful because we will likely have some spillover effects here.

    This is a very serious problem dont make it sound silly with irrelevant points. Poverty, illiteracy, iv drug abuse, homosexuality and unprotected sex are huge risk factors. So is having multiple partners. Watching tv/fashion shows is a safe personal practice and is the wrong thing to fixate on.


  14. ash (unregistered) on November 20th, 2006 @ 11:49 pm

    Actually adnan i am glad to hear you trying to spread HIV awareness but your logic is severely flawed.

    The biggest risk factors for hiv/aids in karachi and the world over are homosexuality and iv drug abuse/blood transfusions. Heterosexual promiscousity is much less common than the first two.

    Also in the report you quoted and others low income areas are high risk areas – not high income ones. (traditionally called fahash and what not)

    You may not want to hear this but historically the only policy that has decreased the spread of hiv has been awareness and condoms. Abstinance based teaching has not worked for any other country. The reason is that people who can be convinced to be abstinant are generally already low risk.

    At this point thanks to education and awareness the hiv epidemic in US/Europe is actually on the way down. The epicenter is africa and likely will soon be India. We do need to be very careful because we will likely have some spillover effects here.

    This is a very serious problem dont make it sound silly with irrelevant points. Poverty, illiteracy, iv drug abuse, homosexuality and unprotected sex are huge risk factors. So is having multiple partners. Watching tv/fashion shows is a safe personal practice and is the wrong thing to fixate on.


  15. Moiz Kazmi (unregistered) on November 20th, 2006 @ 11:50 pm

    they are chic and a lovely opportunity to mingle with ppl !


  16. ahmed (unregistered) on November 21st, 2006 @ 12:57 am

    btw does anyone know this: 3 posts from Karachi metblogs made it to the “best of metroblogging”
    http://www.metroblogging.com/bestof/


  17. turab (unregistered) on November 21st, 2006 @ 3:58 am

    Fashion shows are great as long as they are of substance and just not a social gathering of some aunties to out do each other….

    IMO, Someone can view the fashion show as something reltated to our culture and heritage and tradition.

    However, someone just might view it as object of sex roaming around displaying their bodies.

    Please excuse my bluntness, but its the reality one cannot ignore.


  18. wasiq (unregistered) on November 21st, 2006 @ 6:05 am

    the thing i love about a fashion show is that among the ten/eleven dresses they think are really good,infact their best,i usually find one,somehow,that i like….lol.

    BREAK A LEG!


  19. Omar R. Quraishi (unregistered) on November 21st, 2006 @ 4:52 pm

    you’re reading too much into the caption — fashion shows have been around in karachi for as long as i can remember (im in my early 30s) — the pic probably has more to do with the fact that dawn has a new editor for its city pages, after EIGHT years


  20. mansoor (unregistered) on November 22nd, 2006 @ 1:11 am

    adnan: no comments man :p you’ll never listen anyway. Just try 2 appreciate *all* areas of life than just the ones which spell trouble


  21. Raheel (unregistered) on November 22nd, 2006 @ 9:15 am

    I want theatre happening here and not the fashion shows =s


  22. Yahya (unregistered) on November 25th, 2006 @ 5:23 am

    Here something on the same event; http://www.bbc.co.uk/urdu/specials/2247_pakpics_wk47_si/page9.shtml

    Apparently Indians like Pakistani bridal suits.



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