While going through the malls and commercial markets got a chance to witness many shops displaying variety of male and female mannequins wearing beautiful eastern and western dresses in connection with the festivity of Eid. The clothes they were wearing were exceptional and so were their purses and accessories but the wigs they were wearing, spoiled the whole look of window-shopping.
Mannequins are life size dummies or lay human figures that designers or shopkeepers use to display their clothing. It’s a trend to display the best pret clothes or readymade clothes to showcase in the window so that the customers are attracted to see the variety inside the shop.
Window-shopping, once used to be a treat for eyes now has become an eyesore with totally bald, some headless, some with weird wigs that were so dirty that it seems that they were never washed or shampooed or even combed after the day they were bought, some were slanting to one side as nobody bothered to fix them properly on the head.
Not paying attention to the mannequins’ hairdo spoils the look no matter how expensive dress the mannequin is wearing. Investing in their proper wigs may be a luxury for the shopkeepers so very conveniently they do away without any wig and place the mannequin bald in the window flaunting designers or their signature clothes. Now how can one relate with the dress when a bald women is wearing that. Covering it with a ‘dupatta’ would do the job pretty well but even that is not done.
Humera, when asked about the styling of a mannequin she said that she’s looking like a witch with traditional clothes on. “All that I can say is that at least they should wash their wigs on Eid, once a year,” she said, there are so many important hair pieces and Chinese wigs available in the market, why don’t they use it, it literally spoils the whole look of the window.
One of the shopkeepers when pointed out this flaw said that they never thought of it earlier, but since he has noticed this, he will take care of it. “On Eid we change the clothes of our mannequins on daily basis, but from onwards would pay attention to this flaw,” he said.