Last night at the Grand Finale of the PFDC L’Oreal Paris Bridal Couture Week 2016, Ali Xeeshan took the stage and flaunted his oh so elegant collection named ‘Khamoshi’. Apart from the glitz and glam of the models on ramp Ali Xeeshan took the opportunity to portray one of the taboo of our society that is unfortunately under aged forced marriages.
The designer showcased his collection based on the theme Khamoshi , and focused on the under aged brides who are forced into marriages without their mere consent.
The locks , and handling money to the brides were one of those deep powerful little messages that was given on the ramp to our society.
As for me personally this is one of the many things that actually bothers me. From the community I belong it is usual to find bahus under the age of 18 and leaving even the 20’s ones like residues ! The results however from these kind of marriages are half of the times devastating . A girl who is not able to make her decisions on her own has to build a life and a family, what else can you expect? It is scientifically proven that a person after reaching 20’s starts the journey to his/her own self awareness. As for our society , it forces girls into marriages even before they get a chance to explore their inner selves. And when they reach to the point , they already have a baby and a family to look after.
A lot of forced marriages are actually not forced , yet they are. Telling the girl about all the worries her parents have over her berhti hui age. (that is actually 20 or 21! ) . What an irony ! And when the girl finally agrees to get married, throwing all her dreams into trash they proudly call it a marriage that is not forced by all means !
Ali Xeeshan the most creative designer of this time. Although looked ridiculous few days before with a rooster on his head 😀 at the Magnum Chocolate Party 2016 😀
but still unveiling the taboo of forced under aged marriages was an initiative we all would appreciate 🙂
Here is a short film by the talented Abdullah Haris , the person behind the lens 🙂
by: Zehra A Ghaffar (A self proclaimed writer)