• Power dressing in Pakistan: how fashion became a battleground

    16 days ago - By The Guardian

    The renaissance of Pakistani fashion is a sign of women's growing independence, and has fuelled the religious right's ire In the luxurious surroundings of a top hotel, a parade of glamorous, impossibly slim women walk with gazelle-like grace down the catwalk. Bare midriffs and legs are proudly displayed in intricately embroidered golden fabrics, and there isn't a veil in sight. This is Pakistan Fashion Week, the jewel in the country's haute couture crown and an unrivalled glimpse into a creative industry that has surged in recent years. There's just one thing that's not quite as you might...
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