LAHORE: Pakistani fashion model Aleena won the International Model award at the International Fashion Awards (IFA) 2006 on Saturday.
Aleena participated in the IFA as Ms Pakistan and won the International Model award followed by Ms England and Ms Bulgaria as the first and second runner up, respectively. Fashion model Mehreen Syed, who won last year’s International Model award, was called on the stage to crown Aleena.
In other categories Ms Ukraine won the Best Smile award, Ms Madova won the Best Personality award and Ms Scotland won the Best Hair and Best Photogenic awards. In the category of Designer Awards, Nabeel and Aqeel won the Best Upcoming Designer award, Best Casual Wear was won by Asia Saail, Best Bridal Wear by Lajawanti, Best Pakistani Formal Wear by Sheek and a Dubai based fashion designer Walid Attaullah won the Celebrity Designer award.
Depliex’s Mussarat Misbah, Vice Chairman of Kamber Entertainment Rehan Syed, Lebanese Dancer Khamito, Walid Attaullah and Rami Mansoor, owner of a FM channel in the Middle East were the jury for the awards ceremony. The show started with casual dresses from fashion designer Amer Bilal whose brand name is ABCD and the models wore western and eastern clothes in the segment. ABCD’ segment was followed by formal dresses from Asia Sayal and the KARVAN.
Punjab Governor Khalid Maqbool was the chief guest of the IFA and said that Pakistan had a rich textile industry. Pakistan’s textile products could be introduced aboard by fashion exhibition. staff report