Fashion designers who are showcasing their creations include: Zaheer Abbas, Umaima Mustafa, Tapu Javeri, Shamaeel Ansari, Sania Maskatiya, Sana Safinaz, Rizwan Beyg, Maheen Khan, Farnaz Mustafa, Fahad Hussayn, Deepak Perwani, Ayesha Ibrahim. and Faiza Samee.
Pakistan Institute of Fashion Design (PIFD) is also displaying outfits made by its students.
HSY is the Choreographer for the Fashion Show, while Sabs The Salon is the Stylist and Take II the PR Consultants.
The 8th Annual Expo Pakistan 2013 is being attended by some 1500 domestic and foreign exporters from 70 countries including 15 companies from Kuwait, and with the largest delegations of businessmen coming from Japan and Malaysia, each with over 80 members.
Prominent sectors that have attracted Japanese entrepreneurs include automobiles, engineering and consumer goods.
Buyers from USA, Japan, Malaysia, Hong Kong, China, Iran, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, South Korea, Brazil, Poland, Bangladesh, Libya, China, South Africa, Bahrain, Azerbaijan, Afghanistan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Netherlands, Morocco and UAE are also attending the expo.
Local and foreign buyers in last year’s Expo settled business deals estimated at US$ 580 million as compared to deals estimated at US$ 80 million, the year before. Some 900 foreign buyers had participated in the expo last year.
Officials expect business deals over USD 700 million this year.
President of Pakistan Mamnoon Hussain inaugurated the event at the Governor House with a commitment to make Pakistan a preferred destination for business.