ISLAMABAD: The Pakistani fashion houses and fashion designing students should learn from French experience in fashion designing to get familiar with modern trends and innovations taking place in the fast changing fashion industry.
This was stated by the Ambassador of Pakistan to France Moinul Haque, while talking to a 20-member group of students of Pakistan Institute of Fashion and Design (PIFD), Lahore, which called on him at the Embassy of Pakistan to France, in Paris, the other day.
The ambassador said that Pakistan today has an impressive and thriving fashion industry and it has produced world class brands in textile and fashion, which speaks volume of the talent and prowess of the Pakistani fashion designers.
Recalling the history of the PIFD which was set up with the help of French designer Olivier Lapidus, the ambassador expressed great satisfaction in seeing the institute becoming a prestigious learning place imparting quality education in multiple disciplines.
He told the visiting group that the embassy plans to showcase the impressive thesis work of selected students of PFID in Paris next year as part of its public diplomacy initiative.
The ambassador expressed the hope that such regular training programmes would help Pakistan students in their future studies and career. The interaction with the French designing schools could also help in creating a niche for Pakistan’s fashion designing industry in France, he added.
Students also shared their experiences with the ambassador about their training and study in Paris.
Students and two faculty members of PIFD are currently on a 20 days training and orientation visit at the Ecole De La Chamber Syndical De la Couture, Paris, France.