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TheNation

March 25, 2012

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| Rendezvous |

HSY

tHingS You want to know about

| inteRview |

cheeRing young

musicians| special RepoRt |

waziRistan Build BetteR than BeFoRehoaRding| inteRview |

aRtists

tuRn to smalleR canvases

STYLE | TRENDS | BOOKS | INTERVIEWS | arT | q&A | SOCIETY

inside this weekMarch 25, 2012

08. Fashion 14. music

The King of Couture HSY talks about his craftsmanship and his lawn collection

In conversation with the band members of XXI (21)

spot on!18. interviewMeet the hoarding artist who have evolved from painting billboards

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Editors notEWe are back with another exciting issue of your very own Sunday Plus. This week we are in conversation with king of couture HSY about his craftsmenship and his lawn line that is all the rage among women. Uth Records programme is creating ripples in the music industry. This week meet members of underground band XXI (21) Moheetul Islam and Mohammad Taimoor and Yahya Farid. Art of paintings billboards has been lost. Learn how hoarding artists have evolved that art to paint portraits and landscapes. Waziristan is propagated by western media as the most dangerous place on earth. In our special report find out the reality about the situation wherein peace has returned and now it is being rebuilt better than before. And dont forget to read the blog of top beautician Ruby Hassan, who gives beauty tips exclusively for you. On our style pages see the latest collection of popular brand Chinyere. Also dont forget to check your astrological forecast and the best picks of the season. Send us your comments and feedback at splus@nation.com.pk

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Fashion

50 things you want to know about HSY

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music Cheering young musicians

26. special report 34. style

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We discover the dawn and revival of Waziristan

Chinyere unveils its Spring/Summer collection 2012

40. societyTheNation

Report on the happenings and events in your metropolis

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sunday plusEditor-in-Chief Majid Nizami Deputy Managing Director Rameeza Nizami Editor The Nation Salim Bokhari Editor Magazine: Emanuel Sarfraz Editorial Staff: Bishakha Khadka Kunwar, Madiha Syedain, Sadaf Pervez & Navirah Zafar Creative Head: Faiz-ur-Rehman Creative Team: Talat Mahfooz Butt, Shoaib Qadir, Faisal Fazal, Hafiz Muhammad Nouman GM Marketing: Bilal Mahmood For advertising: Muhammad Zaeem: 0301 - 8463306 Salman Ahmed: 0300 - 4116792 Khalid Sheikh: 0345-5130728 Shiraz Akbar: 0333 - 2310851

57. blog

Beautician Ruby Hassan gives you beauty tips

58. right oFF the shelF 62. picks oF the week26

Read reviews of the latest books to hit the stands

Go through the smart wish-list for the best buys and best picks for everyone

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08 Fashion

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You are perceived as having a strong signature. What are the signature HSY design elements that define your collections? HSY: Glamorous, linear, timeless elegant and clean 3. Do you design with any particular woman in mind? Who is the ideal HSY woman? HSY: The ideal woman is a free thinking, strong and independent woman 4. What were the main highlights of last year in both your pret and bridal collections and what should we be looking forward for this year? HSY: Every single time we do a show, I like the elements of surprise and I wouldnt want to ruin it now. 5. What made you focus on lawn last year and how was the response like? Tell us about the expansion of your prints into three annual collections. HSY: We wanted to branch out to a larger audience and the response was amazing. We are incredibly excited to be expanding our design and retail to three distinct collection of prints this year, all launching one after the other, marking a complete HSY lawn journey the season. I am particularly pleased to launch our new brand HSY Nation through which we are now able to cater to a wider audience allowing us to be one of the first designer lawns to respond to so many different audiences. All of our prints are being heavily quality tested internationally as well, so be it a World of HSY Print or something from our HSY Nation line, we will give our clients quality products. With a focus on design and quality, the summer 2012 collection from The World of HSY Prints has been certified and tested by the international SGS group to certify that the lawn is fully compliant with local and international standards of colour fastness and quality. 6. Your lawn collection has varying moods and feel. HSY: Even though the moods are different, the aesthetic is undeniably HSY 7. How is lawn different? HSY: Last year we introduced fabric for men and this year we are the first to offer two outfit options in one line. 8. Lawns rule our lives as a summer casual staple, but will people also accept lawn in their formal collections? HSY: They already have 9. Your must-haves from this lawn collection HSY: Everything 10. Can you tell about your limited edition prints collection HSY: The World of HSY Prints Summer 2012 will be followed by a limited edition prints collection later in the summer, specifically in celebration of Eid. The House of HSY also announced earlier the launch of a brand new collection this year, HSY Nation a range of prints that has been designed, printed and priced to cater to a wider diversity of people, thereby bringing the fashion houses coveted aesthetic to a larger audience of women in Pakistan. 11. What are the best aspects of working in fashion? Flip side. What are the worst aspects of working in fashion? HSY: I dont believe in focusing on the worst and the best is I get to do what I love everyday

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Fashion12. How do you deal with criticism when you find yourself at the receiving end? HSY: My focus is on what my clients think not what my critics think 13. Designers you would like to collaborate with? HSY: Cant think of any right now 14. Do you follow what younger designers are doing? HSY: I dont follow any one but I wish them all the best 15. As a fashion designer yourself, do you find it harder to buy clothes designed by other people? HSY: Not necessarily 16. Most difficult but necessary skill to acquire before you embarks on a fashion career? HSY: An education in fashion 17. Fill in the blank: fashion designers make good clothes 18. Most common misconceptions about working in fashion? HSY: Its bitchy 19. You get to stay on top of all the latest trends! Can you name some reigning winter trends for 2012 and SS 2012, as far as what's hot in colours, fabrics and cuts we should be looking out for? HSY: We create our own trends and our next collection will highlight the trends this season. 20. Is there one trend that is really big right now that you cannot stand? HSY: Nope 21. Whe