Bank Alfalah's Rising Talent Award
KARACHI: Four emerging designers showcased their collections through the Bank Alfalah Rising Talent platform at the opening of the PFDC Fashion Week today.
Bank Alfalah Rising Talent Programme aims to motivate, inspire and recognise young and upcoming talent in the country and provide them with opportunities to showcase their talent.
The four debut designers contending for the Bank Alfalah Rising Talent Award and trying to make a mark in the Pakistani fashion industry include Unza Khalid, Hira Ali, Ghulam Dastgir, and Saiqa Raheem from the Pakistan Institute of Fashion and Design. The four designers exhibited their collections for the very first time at the first day of the PFDC Fashion Week, amid encouraging response from the audience.
Through the award, the Bank provides a prestigious platform for young designers to showcase their designs and an opportunity for the winner to stock up designs at the PFDC stores for six months. The best designer, chosen through a transparent voting of jurors and public, will be announced on 12 March 2016.
Sharing his thoughts about the success of the Bank Alfalah Rising Talent programme, Atif Bajwa, President/CEO, Bank Alfalah said: "Bank Alfalah has always supported entrepreneurs and individuals with potential to contribute to the country's economic growth. Over the years, we have established a strong platform that positively impacts our fashion industry by supporting young talent to drive Pakistan's economy. Through the Bank Alfalah Rising Talent programme, we are enabling young and upcoming designers to have visibility in the industry and we hope to continue encouraging young talent and providing them with meaningful opportunities to transform their passion into success." The Bank Alfalah Rising Talent stall at the event featured designs from the collections of the four participants who were also personally available for interaction with the public and media.