Pakistani Fashion Design Council chairperson Sehyr Saigol,who opened their first standalone ready-to-wear boutique in the Capital today,says Indian designers focus more on their couture collection rather than their pret.
Saigol said Indian designers are much evolved and their strength lies in heavy clothes and sarees.
“Indian fashion is very beautiful and evolved. Designers are more professional here. They are really organised. The Indian strength lies in beautiful sarees and heavy clothes. Their pret is not that evolved.
“Whereas Pakistan’s strength lies in it pret. You can pick it up and wear it any time. They are available in many sizes. I had come up with six different clothes sizes while I had my clientele in India,which included general people who are not a part of showbiz,” she said.
The newly-opened store,which is spread over 5,500 square feet area,houses creations by 18 designers. They are also planning to open store in Mumbai,Bangalore and Lahore.
Saigol,who is in the fashion industry for more than 25 years,said Pakistan is a melting pot of young talented designers.
“Pakistani designers are exporting their garments to the western countries. With our own fashion week,which is happening for the past three years,people from all over the world know about our clothes. Our thread work are one of the best in the world and young designers are experimenting a lot with regular kurtis and pants,” she said.
The non-profit organisation also aims to invite some Indian designers to introduce their labels in their high-end fashion store in Lahore.
“We are in talking to many Indian designers to get their labels to our PFDC store in Lahore,where we house collections of 40 designers. It would be great if Indian designers agree,” she said.
PFDC is a six-year-old organisation and comprises more than 50 designers from all over Pakistan.