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Sabrina Continues Support For Women

Fijian designer and lawyer, Sabrina Iqbal Khan, organ­ised a fashion show at the Seabreeze Hotel in Lautoka on De­cember 15, in aid of the Almanah Widow’s Home in Teidamu, Lau­toka.
21 Dec 2018 11:00
Sabrina Continues Support For Women
Fijian designer and lawyer, Sabrina Iqbal Khan with a group of models during a fashion show at the Seabreeze Hotel in Lautoka on December 15, 2018.

Fijian designer and lawyer, Sabrina Iqbal Khan, organ­ised a fashion show at the Seabreeze Hotel in Lautoka on De­cember 15, in aid of the Almanah Widow’s Home in Teidamu, Lau­toka.

The unique fashion show, which showcased the Proverbs Women Collection clothing line by Ms Khan, was based around the Prov­erbs 31 concept of the Bible, which tells a story on women empower­ment, a first fashion show in Fiji which was plainly focused on a con­cept from the Bible.

Ms Khan said it was also the launch for her clothing line in Fiji.

“We are trying to build a widow’s home in Teidamu, Lautoka and that women’s home is dedicated to em­powering women, training women and basically letting the widows know that even though your hus­band’s have passed away, this is not the end of the line here,” Ms Khan said.

“The clothing is for all size for women. I want every woman to feel beautiful regardless of her size be­cause she’s a daughter of God she’s going to be beautiful.”

Ms Khan said when the women would be putting on the clothing, it would always be at the back of their minds that the funds and hard work used to buy and make the attire, was going towards women empow­erment in the country.

“When I launched this line I want­ed to have more so Godly pieces that were not only modest but had women feel beautiful about them­selves and when are you are go­ing to be putting clothing on your backs, you are going to know that this has gone towards empowering women in Fiji, it’s made locally, it’s designed locally and its supporting women entrepreneurs,” she said.

“On the tag it reads, ‘Proverbs Women Collection Fiji, Designed and made in Fiji supporting local Women Empowerment. Each item has been made with love, care and according to the skill of the indi­vidual person. Your item will not be perfect, yet we will support the growth of women and empower­ment all the same. Please pray for the hands that has made the item. Keep Shinning Beautiful Woman Love, Proverbs Women Collec­tion’.”

She added when a fashion show was spirit-led under the banner of God, the end of the show would turn out to be amazing.

Ms Khan is now planning her next big show in February 2019.

“Grace that surrounds women, but more than anything the fact that women uplift one another, we take care of the community, we take care of our relationships, we take care of our families and we take care of ourselves and being daughters of God we can best do that under the banner of God,” she said.

“I think women empowerment is lacking when it comes to the fash­ion industry in Fiji, our designers do beautiful work but we don’t have a Christian theme to fashion show at any point and when you do have one that’s spirit-led and under the banner of God it’s going to be amaz­ing as tonight’s success was.

“I designed all of them and I choose an aray of women who are either struggling in their lives or come from disadvantaged back­grounds, who could do with sup­port and I give them the job. I had 25 pieces and three quarters have sold out. I have got Indian in me so you can see some of the Indian feel to some of them, I love my culture.”

Her next big show will be some­times in February.

“We had 23 models, all volun­teers,” she said.

And proverbs 31 really sets the scene for a woman and how she should carry herself and being a daughter of God you can achieve anything and because of Him who lives in me.”

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

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