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  • PFDC design district to take fashion to another level

    LAHORE: When it comes to defining what has been achieved after four days of back-to-back fashion, eight years of fashion weeks and 10 years since the establishment of Pakistan Fashion Design Council (PFDC), perhaps no one can put it in better words than the council’s Chairperson Sehyr Saigol when she announced the establishment of a ‘design district’ in Lahore...

    She added that through the design district the gap between artisans,...

  • Desi by design

    Formerly in 1994, a Karachi School of Art project, undertaken in collaboration with PSO, centred on truck decoration — the painted vehicle then toured the major cities of Pakistan as a mobile gallery...

    The IVS exercise, a week-long venture, is part of the IVS Foundation Programme’s design to heighten perceptions, build awareness and sensitivity to the socio-cultural environment, and inculcate a sense of responsibility towards...

  • Exhibition held to celebrate Italian creativity and design

    Organised by the Italian Consulate in Karachi at LuckyOne Mall on Friday, the exhibition, mostly comprising panel installations lining the mall’s atrium, displayed Italian creativity and design in developing objects that have now become common in our daily life — pasta, coffee makers, footwear, designer clothes, high-speed weaving machines, scooters, electricity meters, paper moulds, etc...

  • Suicide by design?

    WHATEVER you say about Pakistan’s foreign policy and its de jure head, Sartaj Aziz, you will have to concede both are pretty consistent, and if this consistency of thought and policy comes at unimaginable cost to the nation so be it...

    Towards the end of last week in an interview to Reuters, the prime minister’s adviser on foreign affairs, answered the critics of the country’s policy who say Pakistan does not crack down on all...

  • COVER:The footsteps of design:Artisans, Sufis, Shrines

    The colonial administrators engaged the Punjabi artisans through art education and architecture, and the policies devised and implemented in England for promoting design education in Punjab were emulated in Punjab with similar theoretical assumptions...

    “A key concern of the Cole circle was how to increase the market value of artisanal and industrial products … that designers should take inspiration from nature rather than ancient...

  • Fast fashion to ethical couture: Vietnam’s design evolution

    Her label, Kilomet 109, is at the forefront of Vietnam’s new ‘ethical fashion’ movement — an approach to design that seeks to maximise benefit to communities while minimising environmental harm...

    The designer has already attracted accolades, winning international design awards and selling her wares to high-fashion buyers...

  • CAA admits to design flaw in Islamabad airport runways

    ISLAMABAD: The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has admitted a major design flaw in the runways of the New Islamabad International Airport due to which two aircraft cannot land or take off simultaneously...

    During a briefing to the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on the new airport, the CAA director general, retired Air Marshal Asim Suleman, admitted that the design error was overlooked at the initial stages...

  • Website review: Kids Think Design

    Perhaps, it’s time that you kids should learn and polish your skills in various fields across a range of ‘design industries’ on KidsThinkDesign; however, after giving your parents’ or teacher’s email if you wish to submit your designs...

    The site is broken down into sections such as fashion, graphics, interiors, books, products, film and theatre, architecture, animation and environmental design...

  • Design flaw creates dangerous bottleneck at I-8 interchange

    ISLAMABAD: The newly-constructed I-8/1 interchange is proving to be a nightmare for motorists because of a design flaw, which has created at least three points where traffic coming from different directions converges, posing a serious risk of accidents there...

    The fault in the design is very obvious which can be seen by anyone,” he said...

  • Dubai blaze raises questions over Gulf skyscraper design

    Such cladding is not necessarily hazardous, but it can be flammable under certain circumstances and, depending on a skyscraper's design, may channel fires through windows into the interiors of buildings, said Phil Barry, founder of Britain's CWB Fire Safety Consultants Ltd...

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