Unless your head has been stuck in the sand (or in Vogue or Style.com or WWD), you will know that Pakistan has been gripped by serious turmoil in recent weeks, forcing its embattled leader, General Pervez Musharraf, to declare a State of Emergency. Unrest and instability have become a common theme in Pakistan over the past 5 years, ever since Musharraf seized power and the country was drawn into George Bush's War on Terror. Just today, legendary Pakistani cricket star Imran Khan was arrested for protesting against Musharraf's government.
So what does this have to do with The Business of Fashion? It's often during times of turmoil like this when artists and designers are able to deliver poignant messages in a subtle but positive way. Suma Project V aims to do just this, by heightening the consciousness of Karachites to the more positive aspects of their city.