Makeup artist, Nighat Misbah of Depilex group recently teamed up with stylist Waqar J Khan and transgender activist Kami Sid for Pakistan’s first fashion campaign featuring a transgender.
“With the recent inhumane acts towards the transgender community, Waqar J Khan came up with an idea to showcase how incredible the trans community is through a fashion editorial piece and in the process he approached Depilex for creative support as he had already worked with us for our Smile Again Foundation in the past” – Nighat Misbah.
“The entire Idea of taking a transgender as a fashion model was to acknowledge a transgender as ordinary individuals, to give them their rights and tell everybody transgender life matters. Furthermore, working in fashion industry I feel it’s our social obligation to make the masses comprehend their acknowledgment” – Waqar J Khan.
Kami Sid, who is the most vocal transgender activist in Pakistan and has represented the trans community locally and internationally shared “You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, if I lived through this, I can take the next thing that comes along”
This forward thinking campaign has certainly staked out further new territories for the transgender community and we would love to see more work like this.