Renowned fashion designer Faiza Samee has recently been honored as ‘Women Entrepreneur’ from the ‘South Asian Association of Regional Corporation’ (SAARC) region by Indian Federation of Chamber of Commerce and Industries.
Almost a month ago Samee got an email from FCCI officials informing her of the news. Later she was called to India where she was honored in an auspicious ceremony.
“I was invited as a guest and stayed there for three days. I was totally touched by the hospitality of Indians. They were wonderful hosts and woh ap ko hamesha us tarha izzat dete hai jaise dene chahye, she said.
Although a month has passed since the Pakistani designer has been honored, sadly the news has been ignored by our local media. We got to know about it when another well-known designer and Samee’s good friend Mohsin Sayeed congratulated her through social media.
But the designer has been least bother by the media ignorance.
“Our media works on its set agenda and I have no idea why they ignored this news. It hasn’t affected me at all as for more than 35 years I have been making efforts to revive the lost, but valuable craft of subcontinent,” she said.
The international acclaimed designer has played a significant role in the revival of lost traditional embroidery patterns of the subcontinent through her work. She actually designed the late Benazir Bhutto’s wedding outfit and has exhibited her pieces at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.