Black Shaheen Fashion Show
May 28, 2019 - One of the most exciting elements of our daily work is getting to know the work of creative people, artists, politicians and entrepreneurs and learning more about the culture of cities. This week we had the opportunity to learn more about a city we thought we knew well: Munich.
We started with a private fashion show called Black Shaheen, presented by Munich designer and social artist Miro Craemer and Pakistani (!) designer Waqar Jameel Khan from Karachi. The two designers have been working together since 2016 to exchange ideas on cultural influences in fashion and textiles and to present the power of fashion as an expression of social change. In their collections, they concentrate on Pakistani craftsmanship in connection with the German understanding of fashion. The collection includes bags and sunglasses decorated with Pakistani Nakshi art, in which patterns are carved by hand into the colour. Furthermore, the designers created necklaces with the well-known mirror art of the Sindh region - each object takes the Pakistani artists over three months to create. This rich handicraft history and knowledge of Pakistan, combined with Miro's understanding of German fashion, has enabled the development of an unique jewellery and clothing line that is not only wearable, but also tells a great story rich of culture.
Miro Craemer (left) and Waqar Jameel Khan presenting their German-Pakistani collection "Black Shaheen" in Munich. Waqar Jameel Khan supports Pakistani craftsmanship and takes the local environment into account. He is currently working with Pakistani fisher men and women on Jewellery pieces made out of recycled material, which they fished out of the Arabian Sea.
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