Vancouver: The first South Asian Fashion Week brings opulence into mainstream style. South Asian Fashion Week is a creative platform for fashion, beauty and design. The fashion show brings the vision of grandeur and royalty along with unseen runway shows, unique designs and unforgettable installations.
Co-founder Cindy Khella says,
“Cultural appropriation is a hot-button issue, especially in fashion. At SAFW, we want to give everyone the permission to freely explore wearing traditional South Asian apparel. Guests can support our incredible community of local South Asian designers and retailers by investing in made-to-order pieces that can add a touch of opulence to anyone’s wardrobe.”
She further adds,
“We invite everyone to celebrate the artistry of South Asian fashion and design on the runway, and in the streets.”
The three-day fashion affair kicks-off on Friday, March 2 with an evening gala which includes a private fashion viewing. On Saturday, March 3 and Sunday, March 4, guests will behold captivating sartorial creations by top local designers showcasing on the runway. Guests can also meet the designers and peruse the SAFW showroom, featuring curated local, independent clothing, jewelry and beauty brands that will be available for purchase on site.
“We want to challenge and expand people’s imagination to go beyond Bollywood when it comes to South Asian fashion. South Asia is highly diverse, and includes Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, not just India,” explains co-founder Farah Hasan. “The first edition of SAFW will have a particular focus on Indian and Pakistani fashions. In future editions, we hope to highlight other parts of the region.”
About South Asian Fashion Week | www.safw.ca
South Asian Fashion Week (SAFW) celebrates the talent, art and craftsmanship of South Asian fashion designers on the runway. Produced by Cindy Khella, Farah Hasan, Hartej Dhanda, and Pindie Dhaliwal, the event is a creative platform that inspires and defines upcoming South Asian fashion trends in contemporary womenswear, menswear and accessories.
The exquisite collection for the showcase is presented by various Vancouver based designers. Broken Halo Boutique, House of Raina, Indochino, Lime and Coco, Mehnaz Fine Jewels, Mine Of Design, Obsession Jewels, Sunny’s Bridal, Trendz Co, Well-groomed, and Zuri Design are some of the major designers showcasing the event!
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Vancouver, BC–Rich fabrics, ornate beading, intricate embroidery and bespoke cuts will dominate the runway at the first South Asian Fashion Week (SAFW) from March 2 to 4, 2018 at the Hard Rock Casino Vancouver (2080 United Blvd. Coquitlam, BC). Tickets are now available at www.safw.ca