KABUL: After practically every week of planning, 12 Afghan fashions walked the runway on Saturday as a part of the nation’s first style present to focus on the impression of the decades-long battle.
Wearing blood-stained shrouds to resemble conflict victims, two ladies and 10 males took half within the first spherical of “The Shroud Style Present.”
Occasion organizer Ajmal Haqiqi mentioned there have been plans to host related occasions sooner or later.
“By way of this occasion, we needed to point out the bitter and harsh actuality of the continuing state of affairs in our nation, to point out the impression of suicide bombers, blasts and assaults,” Haqiqi instructed Arab Information on Sunday. “We’ll maintain extra of such applications among the many public, on the streets, and on this approach draw the eye of our leaders and the world that Afghans greater than every other nation badly want and deserve peace.”
Haqiqi Style, which he arrange 13 years in the past, is the nation’s first modelling company.
He mentioned the principle concept behind the occasion was to attract consideration to the “conflict’s calamities.”
“Individuals need and want peace. It was a marketing campaign to emphasize peace, not on modelling or peace for modelling,” Haqiqi added.
Some Afghans went on social media to point out their assist for the occasion.
“Afghans are bored with the conflict and use any medium to point out that,” faculty pupil Sayed Sameer posted on Fb. “The style present was a technique.”
There have been greater than 40 years of preventing in Afghanistan, claiming the lives of an unknown variety of folks.
Greater than 100 civilians and members of the safety forces died final week, in line with estimates launched by Tolo Information on Saturday, and the US mentioned in a February report that civilian casualties had seen a pointy uptick since peace negotiations between the Taliban and Afghan authorities representatives started in Doha final September.
In accordance with a UN report, 3,035 Afghan civilians misplaced their lives final 12 months. It blamed the Taliban for a lot of the deaths, however didn’t say what number of insurgents and authorities forces had been killed throughout the identical interval.
The US, which has led a coalition of international troops because the Taliban’s ousting in 2001, has been attempting for months to influence the militants and the federal government to agree on a future political roadmap that might pave the way in which for the group to take part in an interim administration.
Later this week Turkey, on the request of the US, will host a significant convention between the 2 sides to speed up the peace course of.
Whereas Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s authorities has proven a willingness to attend the convention, the Taliban have but to verify their participation on the assembly, which is tentatively scheduled for April 16.
Ghani, whose second time period will finish in 2024, has vehemently rejected Washington D.C.’s proposal to kind an interim authorities however, in latest months, it has supplied to arrange a snap election.
“One in every of our key objectives was to attract the eye of individuals in Turkey’s assembly that our solely demand is peace,” Haqiqi added. “We wish peace for everybody, not for our fashions alone.”