Generation Celebrates the Dupatta With a Heartfelt Launch of Their First-Ever Concept Book

The story of the Subcontinent’s sartorial choices is as interesting as the kaleidoscopic cultures it is home to, and each passing decade in its century-long history has brought an evolutionary change to what we see as fashion. However, amidst it all, if there is one thing that has remained an innate part of the Pakistani clothing culture and has retained its identity, it is the dupatta.

Now, exploring that, and an idea of what the dupatta means in the socio-cultural fabric of Pakistan, Generation celebrates the utility of the fashion piece by coming up with the first-ever concept book titled 100 ways of using a dupatta.

 

Launching it via a close-knit event at an intimate gathering on the roof garden of its Gulberg store in Lahore, that was attended by friends of the brand from the media, influencers, art and design fraternity, Generation director, Khadija Rahman, officially revealed the interesting book.

 

Team Generation at the book launch.

It compiles a list of some of the utilitarian uses of this 3-yard-long fabric that she had discussed with her grandmother over a decade ago, which were then manifested into the 100 ways after extensive discussions with her colleagues.

 

Team Generation along with the guests that attended the event.

The book launch was complemented by discussions where Khadija Rahman, Harsakhiyan, Jamal Rahman and Mahoor Jamal spoke about the concept, the video and the photo campaign, followed by the book’s narration by Harris Masood.

 

The musical trio, Harsakhiyan performing the song ‘Gulabi Chunariya’ live.

This night then continued with Harsakhiyan performing and making the audience sway to the song Gulabi Chunariya, which felt equally heartfelt as the book, itself, proving that truly, the brand’s first-ever concept book is a poetic manifestation of the insightful and culturally-rooted ways that Pakistani women resonate with the dupatta.

The book will be available for purchase across all stores soon, meanwhile, check out the campaign video here:

 

 

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Shahjehan Saleem
Shahjehan Saleem

The author is the Editor of Diva Online as well as a film & fashion critic. He is also a professor in the Department of Media Sciences at SZABIST, Karachi. Socio-cultural theories and geography fill up the rest of his time.

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  1. I am from the US. I lived with my husband & daughter for a few months in Pakistan nearly 20 years ago. We all felt honored to have been able to. I brought home several dupattas and have worn them often, all these years. I love the video; it brings back such fond memories of your country & of course the elegance of the dupatta. Thank you!

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