Posts tagged ‘Leather’

July 5, 2011

Buy Them Now: Alexander Wang’s First Small Leather Goods

Hot on the heels of his CFDA Award for Accessory Designer of the Year, Alexander Wang has more accessory news to share: For Fall, he’s debuting wallets and small leather goods. That doesn’t mean you have to wait until July to get your hands on them. Next Friday, June 17, the designer will offer the first of the new category of accessories—the Zelmira wallet in ponyskin ($525), the Mini Adriel bag in ostrich ($275), the Compact Quillon in metallic ($235), and the Prisma biker purse in printed ostrich ($295)—exclusively on eBay’s Fashion Vault. For 24 hours, shoppers will be able to buy (not bid on; the pieces will be sold under eBay’s “Buy It Now” option) wallets and mini-bags direct from the Fall runway that won’t be available anywhere else.


Designing small leather goods, Wang tells Style.com, is no different from their bigger sisters. “It’s always the same approach,” the designer says. “How do we create without overdesigning? There’s always a sense of masculinity and irreverence we look to, but also an ease of usage.” How, then, to carry these small pieces? In some cases, as a clutch instead of a larger bag. “Less is more,” Wang advises. “Ditch all the makeup and keep it to the essentials—keys, money, and phone. It’s a lot sexier when a girl isn’t carrying around a bag full of tricks.”

—Matthew Schneier

Photos: Courtesy of Alexander Wang

Tags: bag, cfda award, designer, ebay, Leather, small leather goods

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June 30, 2011

My Karachi 2010

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my karachi 2010

About Karachi

Karachi is the largest city, seaport and the financial capital of Pakistan and the capital of the province of Sindh. It is the ninth largest city of the world in terms of metropolitan population,[4] and is Pakistan’s premier centre of banking, industry, and trade. Karachi is also the home of Pakistan’s largest corporations that are involved in textiles, shipping, automotive industry, entertainment, arts, fashion, advertising, publishing, software development and medical research. It also serves as a major hub of higher education in South Asia, and the wider Islamic World.

Karachi enjoys its prominent position due to its geographical location on a bay, making it the financial capital of the country. It is one of the fastest growing cities in the world. It was the original capital of Pakistan until the construction of Islamabad, and is the location of the Port of Karachi, Port Bin Qasim, one of the region’s largest and busiest ports. The city’s population has increased dramatically after the Partition of British India forced hundreds of thousands of refugees from India to settle in the city. Since independence from Britain in 1947, the city’s vibrant economy has attracted migrants from all over Pakistan, surrounding countries such as Iran, Tajikistan, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, China, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and further beyond. Despite a history of political turmoil, the city continues to attract those seeking prosperity and has shown consistent growth.

Karachi city is spread over 3,530 km² (1,363 sq mi) in area. It is locally known as the “City of Lights” for its liveliness, and the “City of the Quaid”, having been the birth and burial place of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan, who also made the city his home after Pakistan’s independence

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June 30, 2011

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PRESS RELEASE FOR 16th APRIL 2010

Minister for Culture, Sindh, to Inaugurate “6th IAPEX 2010, Int’l Building Material Exhibition & Conference, Today at Karachi Expo Centre

Karachi, April 16, 2010: Sassui Palejo, Minister for Culture, Government of Sindh, to inaugurate “6th IAPEX 2010, International Building Material Exhibition & Conference, Today at Karachi Expo Centre. The 3-day Event is organized by Institute of Architects Pakistan IAP, (Karachi Chapter), and the Event Manager is Ecommerce Gateway.

IAPEX 2010, International Building Material Exhibition is once again all set to showcase both traditional and contemporary building materials & finishes, hardware, building, home décor, furniture, fixtures/fittings, garden tools & implements and many other building and home related products manufactured in Pakistan and the Asian region. For the last five years IAPEX has been an esteemed platform to highlight not only the leaders in the Pakistani Building Products Industry but also introducing a large number of selected manufacturers and manufacturers’ representatives from all parts of the region.

Running concurrently with the Exhibition at the venue will be the IAP Forum on RAJ ARCHITECTURE or British Colonial Architecture of the subcontinent and its relevant examples from the region with special emphasis on Karachi. The topic being relevant to the happenings of the past decades in the subcontinent where most of the heritage has been lost, dismantled or tarnished due to individual greed as also the wrong policies of the authorities Recent example being the arson on M.A.Jinah Road where in a very short span of time the city of Karachi was devoid of its hundreds of years of history. The chapter with other stakeholders is busy salvaging and restoring the leftovers of the aftermath. The Event comprises of 4 sessions of conferences during the 3 days, in which the renowned names like, Ar. Yasmeen Lari, Ar. Habib Fida Ali, Ar. Sajjad Kausar, Ar. Tariq Alexander Qaiser, Ar. Anila Naeem, Ar. Moyena Niazi, Ar. Ashley De Vos from Sri Lanka and Professor Abu Sayeed M.Ahmed from Bangladesh will grace the audience by their views and presentations on the topic.

The Main Sponsor of the Event is Shabbir Tiles, the sponsors are Envicrete and Nippon Paints and the co-sponsors are Amreli Steel, DFB Gypsum Industries, Grohe, Magna Crete and Pioneer Cables.

Ar. Sikandar Hayat Khan

Convenor IAPEX 2010

For Coordination at Expo Centre: Mr. Wasi-ul-Haq (Cell: 0345-240 2584, 0333-371 3974)

Mr. M. Omair Ashraf (Cell: 0333-389 7119)

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