Pakistan Fashion Design Council

To support, showcase and empower Pakistani fashion designers

Summary

The Pakistan Fashion Design Council was established in September 2006 with its head office in Lahore. A non-profit organization, the council acts as a mouthpiece for the Pakistan fashion industry, representing and promoting Pakistani designers at all levels, both domestically and internationally.

History

The Pakistan Fashion Design Council was established in September 2006 with its head office in Lahore. A non-profit organization, it was conceived to help facilitate Pakistani designers. To this end, the council represents and promotes Pakistani designers at all levels, both domestically and internationally. Since February 2010, the council has established regular fashion weeks and bridal weeks, endeavouring to place Pakistan on the international fashion week map. The success of these fashion weeks helped to pave the way for Pakistan to be represented at the Federation Françoise du Prêt a Porter Feminin in Paris in September 2011. The World Fashion Organization and World Fashion Week have signed an MOU with the Pakistan Fashion Design Council to empower the council as their official representative in Pakistan. The council has mastered retail by relocating to a bigger flagship multi-brand outlet in Lahore where app. forty fashion designers are stocking.

Vision

To help facilitate the Pakistan fashion industry and crafts sector.

Mission

To place Pakistani designers on the global fashion map and to be involved in the revival of the crafts sector.

Services

Other than conducting fashion and bridal weeks, the Pakistan Fashion Design Council is involved in the revival of the crafts sector in collaboration with Aik Hunar Aik Nagar; this is of significance since ninety per cent of the hand embroideries of the South Asian subcontinent originates from Pakistan. To this end, the council is merging traditional embroideries with contemporary design and styling concepts to create a truly unique product for export. The council’s objectives also envisage and encapsulate CSR and it has initiated a project to fund two High Schools for girls.

References

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/in-pakistan-fashion-weeks-thrive-beyond-the-style-capitals-of-the-world/story.html