Designer Ajmal Haqiqi accompanied by a group of young models took to the stage at a local fashion show, wearing shroud-like outfits stained with blood along with sad faces to portray the devastating damages of the ongoing violence in the country.
The event nicknamed “the shroud fashion show” also portrayed the victims of suicide bombings, blasts and militant attacks that are taking the lives of scores of Afghans almost every single day, according to its organizers.
The modeling artists who attended the event said the people are tired of war and that there should be an immediate cease to the ongoing violence in Afghanistan.
“By this move, we tried to show the reality of the ongoing situation in Afghanistan, the suffering of Afghans, the impacts of suicide bombings, explosions… and the impacts of thousands of political compromises,” designer and organizer of the event, Ajmal Haqiqi, said.
“It is enough! There shouldn’t be any suicide bombing or violence anymore. We want peace in Afghanistan,” said Asenat, a modeling artist.
Violence has remained high in the country amidst the peace efforts by the Afghan government and its international allies. The increase in violence comes as the Afghan government is preparing to attend an upcoming conference on Afghanistan that is scheduled to be held in Turkey.
“They shouldn’t allow violence anymore so that no one loses their parents or sister or brother,” said Obaidullah Majidi, a modeling artist.