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Shaan-e-Pakistan – Kya Dilli, Kya Lahore

Shaan-e-Pakistan Kya Dilli Kya Lahore is an Indo-Pak Collaborative platform where designers, artists from both the countries come together to showcase their work and also to show that bond that had been strained decades ago. This second edition of Shaan-e-Pakistan is led by the Huma Nasser of Braahtii. This year it is all set to be scheduled in the historical and majestic city of Lahore, Pakistan on 20th, 21st and 22nd of March 2016 as the first edition was held in the Capital of India Last September.


The unveiling of the details pretaining the Indo-Pak collaboration was through a press conference held in Viceroy’s Room, Eros Hotel, New Delhi on Friday, 11th March 2016.

Few words spoken by Huma Nasser who is leading  Shaan-e-Pakistan  “We are extremely thrilled to host the second edition of Shaan-e-Pakistan here in Pakistan itself and what better place than the epicenter of culture, cuisine, history and more: Lahore. Lahore and Delhi share many similarities, with a platform like Shaan-e-Pakistan we are providing an opportunity to our Indian friends to experience Lahore in its true sense. India is like a home to me and I wish the people of both countries to share their individualities and improve their relationships by showcasing their craft, talent and ideas on one unified platform. This venture is not just limited to the showcase of luxury fashion only but goes beyond into creating an experience of collaborative exquisite culinary delicacies and music as well. With KyaDilli, Kya Lahore, we are bringing a slice of India to Pakistan and ensuring that the Indian participants take the taste of Lahore back with them would be an ultimate goal. Bringing together the talent of Hindustan and Pakistan for the love of fashion, music and food would give us all the more reasons to spread and share peace, acceptance and love. “ 


Shaan-e-Pakistan’s Kya Dilli Kya Lahore will be a 3 Day event; Day 1 will start with

‘Ek Shaam’ consisting of musical performances by artists Rekha Bhardvaj from India and Asrar & Mai Dhai from Pakistan followed by a culinary feast prepared by the best chefs from Pakistan and India.

Day 2 will consist of an open Exhibition by all participating retailers/craftsman including Amina Sultan, Anand Khanna, Beech Tree, Chapter 13, Elisha Wadhwani, Healiv, Jooti Shooti, Lace Up, Lucknow Sey, Milli Shoes, Mina Siddique, Nine Lines, Prisms and Paintbrushes, Sonia Ahuja, Sonrissa, Stratford Street, Susheel Jewellers, Womaniya Collection to name a selection of retailers.


Day 3 of the event will host a celebratory fashion showcase of 16 designers from across the fashion tiers from Pakistan, India and Bangladesh including Ahmed Bilal, Aisha Imran, Barae Khanom, Bibi Russell (Bangladesh), Braahtii by Huma Nassr, Fahad Hussayn, Joy Mitra, Jyoti Sachdev Iyer,  Kirti Rathore, Mehdi Designs, Republic Women’s Wear, Samanth Chauhan, Studio by AV, Style D’Elegance, Zainab Chottani, Zubia Motiwalla to name a few.


We had a chat with Designer Kirti Rathore at the Press Conference regarding her collection she was presenting at Shaan-e-Pakistan Kya Dilli Kya Lahore.

As Huma Nasser mentioned  the collection are specially made for the Shaan-e-Pakistan. What will you be featuring this edition?

Kirti replied saying she will be showcasing her collection with Gotta Patti work, which is authentic Gotta Patti from Jaipur Rajasthan. The collection will be called Shaddi Gulabi, The colors she has used are also different shades of pink as Jaipur is being represented and is known as the Pink City.

What are the different designs that you are doing?

She said we will get to see he works on Sherwani, Anarkalis and  even jackets.

Are you going for the traditional look or a modern twist?

She said it will be a fusion between both traditional and modern as she  does many band galas with bold bright colors and buttons with intricate designs and we will get to see that on her collection for Shaan-e-Pakistan.

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