Omar Mansoor showcases his A/W 2024 couture collection at the embassy of Pakistan’s Chancery Hall with a post renaissance interior-A proper setting for couture show.
The collection is in beige colour with embroidery in shades of blue . The base colour beige represents a desert and the colour blue represents both the sky and the sea and is associated with open spaces, freedom. The motifs are inspired from ancient sign languages depicting meanings of depth, trust, loyalty, sincerity.
This collection marks an important representation of the power of community, a collaboration across cultures, highlighting the power of craft and the virtuosity of Pakistani craftsmanship.
Commenting about the collaboration Omar says, to see how the legacy of this craft can be carried on by female artisans and how they can become professionals and financially independent through this knowledge is really inspiring.
Kaarvan Crafts Foundation was established in 2004 as a Not-for-Profit company. Since then, it has successfully carried out diverse projects in remote villages of Pakistan to empower and provide autonomy to women artisans by strengthening their skills, providing business capacities and market linkages. Thereby facilitating them in accessing better economic opportunities and improving their quality of life and that of their families.
The show was attended by fashionistas and dignitaries from the Parisian aristocracy and diplomats.
Head of Communications Mashal Khan from Kaarvan Crafts Foundation conveyed her overwhelming sentiment regarding the positive response and appreciation received for the indigenous hand embroideries crafted by rural artisan entrepreneurs in Pakistan, especially from prestigious French fashion houses.
Photos : Komal Ghazaali