Faryal Makhdoom was just handed the ‘International Influential Pakistani Fashion Icon Award’ and Pakistanis are asking why.
There are actual fashionistas who are influential in Pakistan, so why not them?
British-Pakistani Faryal Makhdoom is best known for being the wife of boxer Amir Khan. She’s also an entrepreneur, and a mother of two kids.
Judgment on her personal life and family feuds aside, Pakistanis are calling her out for the ‘International Influential Pakistani Fashion Icon Award’ she accepted recently.
Both she and her husband Amir Khan attended the 10th International Pakistan Achievement Awards (iPPA) in London. When she was given an award meant for a Pakistani fashionista, it rubbed people the wrong way.
Pakistanis on social media pointed out how irrelevant Faryal Makhoom really is in her home country. Adding that she’s not the fashionista she makes herself out to be (as if that dress wasn’t a dead giveaway).
“How on Earth are you influential? Please explain. State reasons CLEARLY.??”
Social media was flooded with criticism. Why they ask?
“Ok its true. Signs of the world ending. Like my son has more fashion sense than her? Being skinny with over-caked makeup and wearing next to nothing most of the time and getting an award for that? What happened to modesty ????”
Social Media Reactions
Of course, Twitter had a field day.
Can't quite grasp the concept of Faryal Makhdoom getting the International Pakistani Fashion Icon award, when her dress sense and make-up sense combined, is dreadful.
— A (@Syngrafeas__) August 19, 2019
Faryal Makhdoom Wins Most Influential Pakistani Award, Social Media Furious
— Bizma Gul (@BismaaGul) August 20, 2019
Faryal Makhdoom gets the most influential international Pakistani icon ! EXCUSE ME
— Dil Phir se Bacha hai Jee (@009barca) August 19, 2019
Some people didn’t mince words. The outrage is obvious.
Insignificant people like faryal makhdoom are hilarious – got security escorting her! Bitch no one knows who you are!
— Sammyyyyyyyy (@sammy_2213) August 17, 2019
There Are Better Fashion Icons in Pakistan
We all agree that Faryal Makhdoom isn’t relevant in Pakistan, nor is she a fashionista. Meanwhile, there are plenty of fashionistas with actual influence in Pakistan, who actually belong to the entertainment industry.
From Mahira Khan to Sajal Aly, these women made Eastern formal-wear all the rage at red carpets.
Then there are the Hocane sisters that revamped casual chic. They even have a clothing line.
What are your thoughts about Faryal as a style icon?