South Asian Fashion Week Kicks Off With Falguni Shane Peacock
The designer crafted a dazzling gown for Beyoncé when she performed a private show in India in December 2018.
“Priyanka Chopra, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Beyoncé, and many Bollywood celebrities have worn couture pieces by Falguni Shane Peacock,” says co-founder Cindy Khella. “At SAFW, our goal is to showcase the versatility of South Asian fashion. We invited the design duo behind Falguni Shane Peacock to open the runway show because of their seamless ability to blend Western cuts with Indian embellishments. We’re honored to host the brand’s first runway show in Canada.”
Participating designers at this year’s SAFW include:
Falguni Shane Peacock (India)
Deepak Perwani (Pakistan)
Don’t Doze MIL
House of Raina
In Vogue Fashion Haus
Mehnaz Fine Jewels
Sim & Saara
Runway shows take place on Saturday, March 2 and Sunday, March 3.
This year, guests will also be able to visit the Art Gallery Lounge, which features a collaborative art exhibit of canvas art, painted fashion, and poetry curated by artists Don’t Doze.
Guests will also be able to enjoy the flavours of Indian, Pakistani, Afghan, and Bangladeshi cuisine at the SAFW Cafe.
For those who have premium tickets, SAFW also offers a VIP Lounge that will serve handcrafted cocktails between shows.
“Visible representation matters and clothes are one of the best ways to showcase a touch of culture. We feel so proud when we see South Asian clothing on people from various cultural backgrounds,”
explains co-founder Farah Hasan.
“By celebrating South Asian fashion on the runway, we hope that our non-South Asian friends will feel inspired to add South Asian pieces to their wardrobes from local designers and boutiques.”
South Asian Fashion Week
When: March 1 to 3, 2019
Where: Plaza of Nations — 750 Pacific Blvd.
Tickets: Available online