Milan Fashion Week 2019

In a moment that will surely go down in history as landmark for Pakistani fashion, two of the country’s top models – Mushk Kaleem and Alicia Khan – walked the catwalk for Haitian-Italian designer Stella Jean, whose Spring/Summer 2020 collection at Milan Fashion Week incorporated elements of handcrafted embroideries from Hunza, Kailash and Chitral. Blousons that several models wore were marked Chitral 20 and one is already looking for ways to access and wear it here, back home. Source

Gives me goosebumps every time I watch this. Stella Jean is more than just a talented designer, she is an amazing human being with a beautiful heart! Karishma Ali

For two weeks, Stella Jean lived in the remote valleys of the Chitral region of Pakistan karishma-aliwith the Kalash people. There, among the small population of about 3,000, she learned about the embroidery techniques women use to adorn their dress, a tradition that, much like the Kalash people themselves, is at risk of becoming extinct. In an effort to raise awareness about the Kalash and to provide their community with income, Jean collaborated with the Chitral Women’s Handicrafts Center, founded by the 22-year-old Karishma Ali, on her Spring 2020 collection. For several weeks, 46 women in the center embroidered more than 4,000 meters of material. Source

 

Author: ismailimail

Independent, civil society media featuring Ismaili Muslim community, inter and intra faith endeavors, achievements and humanitarian works.

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