PFDC has always been at the forefront of stepping into uncharted territory, making waves and standing up for taboo issues that others have been afraid to tackle. In its 11th edition, the fashion organization has made Pakistani history by providing a platform to Maavia, the first Pakistani trans-model to grace the runway!

This is a proud first for the entire nation and solidifies PFDC’s ever progressive role in the projection and promotion of our country’s finest talent.

This is a much needed step towards inclusivity and acceptance of trans people in Pakistan, who have had their fair share of persecution. In an exclusive interview with Something Haute, Maavia was asked whether this monumental leap for her community made her nervous.

Source; Something Haute

She replied with an air of confidence when she said, “I’m so excited to play my part in making this world more inclusive. “It is such an honour for me to represent my community on such a prestigious platform. I know I should be nervous but I’m not. I’m so happy to finally fulfill this life long dream of mine.”

They also interviewed Hamza Bokhari, the designer from fashion brand Jeem who was behind this initiative, “Taking Maavia was a no brainier,”  he said. “Not only is she educated and beautiful, she’s the perfect person to represent her community. I want people to see how beautiful diversity and inclusiveness is.”