Designers Participating in the 4th Fashion Pakistan Week 2012 (FPW 4)

Fashion Pakistan Week 4

Fashion Pakistan Week 4 starts 21st October 2012

After a remarkable success of Fashion Pakistan Week 3, the Fashion Pakistan council is back with yet another season of Pakistan’s most credible, progressive and cutting edge Fashion show, Fashion Pakistan Week 4.

A further objective of the Council is to show the world that the Pakistan fashion industry is a force to be reckoned with and was created to promote and support Pakistani fashion in the global marketplace. This is one fashion week you won’t want to miss, as Pakistan’s most influential and fashion-forward designers will showcase their fresh new, well-edited collections. Fashion Pakistan Week is the ultimate platform for the industry’s senior designers and upcoming talent to showcase their talent among-st like minded peers.  FPW 4 is slated to be the official event on the fashion calendar! Check out the list of designers who are ready to showcase their Fall/Winter Creations on the ramp of FPW 4 below.

Designers Participating in the 4th Fashion Pakistan Week 2012 (FPW 4)

Arsalan & Yahseer
 This two-year-old fashion label aims to give conservative menswear the boot and infuse some spunk into the Pakistani mans wardrobe. ‘Arsalan and Yahseer’ was established by Arsalan Iqbal, the Creative Director and Head of Marketing at the brand. It was in 2006 when Iqbal first began dabbling in design, and then completely devoted himself to it in 2010.


Maheen Karim
 After graduating from the prestigious Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, Maheen Karim gained some essential design experience by working with globally acclaimed fashion houses in the west, including Hussein Chalayan and Giorgio Armani. In 2006 Maheen returned to Pakistan to start her own label MAHEEN KARIM.


Huma Adnan - FnkAsia
 Armed with a degree in marketing, Huma Adnan was the force that carried her husband, Amir Adnan’s label to new heights when she started working with him 1994. In 2005, Huma introduced her own label, FnkAsia, through which she wanted to give Asian women access to urban-chic ready-to-wear with traditional appeal.


Misha Lakhani
 Misha Lakhani’s namesake young fashion label is the go-to for impeccably crafted clothing that mixes a timeless aesthetic with a modern perspective. She debuted her couture collection at PFDC L’Oreal Paris Bridal Week 2012, playing with the theme of Colonial Transgression. Expect ready-to-wear and haute couture off her retail store in Karachi.


 Nargis Kiani founded Delphi in 1994, a brand that has since its inception pioneered handwoven silk crochet ensembles in a wide range of styles. Kiani was fascinated with hand-woven crochet from childhood, and 18 years ago began offering made to measure orders, exporting the bulk of her creations to Saudi Arabia and UK.


Zaheer Abbas
 Zaheer Abbas graduated in 2005 from Asian Institute of Fashion Design and since his debut in 2010 at Fashion Pakistan Week ; Abbas has been lauded as one of the best new talents in the country. This acclaim was solidified when he was recently awarded the “best emerging talent in fashion” at the prestigious Lux Style Awards.


Wardha Saleem
  Wardha Saleem was born in Hyderabad, the cultural hub of Sindh, once known as the perfumed city of the east, now the last bastion of Folk crafts. Wardha Saleem graduated with a distinction in textile design from the Indus Valley School of Art & Architecture Karachi, where she currently teaches textile and fashion.


Maimoona H
 Maimoona H is a concept brand, which plays on extremes and opposites. The designs play with contrasts such as masculine & feminine, soft & severe, constructed and deconstructed. Maimoona is a recent graduate of French Fashion University Esmod with a double major in Pattern drafting and Fashion design.


Sonya Battla
 Sonya Battla’s label has been synonymous with minimalist and modern design ever since the brands inception in 1996.  It aims to be the mark of high-end luxury fashion, always using only the highest quality of fabric, a mix of modern and revived embroideries coupled with innovative silhouettes.


Nargis Hafeez Couture
 Designer, Nabeela Adeel launched her label Nargis Hafeez in the year 2000. After completing her Bachelors in Business Administration from the UK, Hafeez took a handful of courses in art and design and delved headfirst into designing heavy couture wear for the Pakistani woman. Adeel designs traditional bridal wear and formals.


Aamir Baig
 Aamir Baig’s label aims to combine elegance and sophistication with dynamism and funk in order to produce fashion forward design. After completing a degree in Textile Design from the Karachi School of Arts, Aamir Baig studied Fashion design at Indus Valley for two years before dropping out and opening a retail store in Zamazama.


 Debenhams was launched in Pakistan on 9th July 2012 bringing the best of High Street fashion brands to Pakistan under one roof.  Debenhams has sat front row to fashion for nearly two centuries and won a number of fashion awards. Debenhams gives its customers a unique combination of original, international and concession brands.


Emraan Rajput
 Emraan Rajput started his career from Karachi with the opening of his first outlet in Zamzama in 2009. Four years later his namesake brand has carved an indelible niche in the local market when it comes to quality menswear. Emraan designs western wear and fusion wear but specializes in traditional men’s wear.


Sanam Chaudhri
 Sanam Chaudri’s namesake label has in its short existence garnered attention for its edginess and accessibility. After graduating with a degree in textiles from the Indus Valley School of Arts and Architecture, Sanam worked as an interior designer.  In 2008 she launched her own label, exhibiting her maiden pret collection at LABELS.


Baani D
 Baani D was formed when two sisters, Aneeka and Salma Cheema got together to form a team that produced clothing that they themselves wanted to wear and could not find.  Their vision was to create something that fused global fashion trends with Pakistani traditional design, something that encapsulated their ‘Desi-Boho’ sense of Style.


Ayesha Hassan
 Ayesha Hassan has been running her couture atelier since November 2011. Despite having no formal training in fashion, Hassan’s flair for designing clothes has generated a great response the past one-year, resulting in numerous sold out exhibitions. Her aesthetic leans towards classic traditional style producing timeless pieces.


DnF - Deepak & Fahad
 DnF is a dynamic new design duo producing menswear inspired by their love for all things colorful. The label was established earlier this year, when Deepak, a dentist, and Fahad a former fashion journalist and design student of AIFD, decided that their mutual vision for a laidback but luxurious menswear label should become a career path.


Adnan Pardesy
 After graduating from the Asian Institute of Fashion Design (AIFD), and working in textile and garment manufacturing for a period of five years, Pardesy launched his namesake label in 2007. He uses minimalism as his design philosophy and cites structure and architecture as his inspiration.


Ishtiaq Afzal Khan
 Born in Karachi and raised in the rustic village of Haaripur, this womenswear designer draws inspiration for his clothes from his childhood memories spent living close to nature.  According to Isthiaq, everything about the quaint idyllic setting of Haaripur stirs his creativity, including the colors, birds, trees, people and culture.


Nine West
 Nine West is a world-renowned fashion leader. The brand offers not just footwear but also handbags, dresses, eyewear, sunglasses, jewelry, belts, hats, and more.  Nine West has become a lifestyle brand offering runway looks interpreted into real life fashion. They offer a quick edit of the must-have looks of the season and making them available to women all over.


 The name Syed Rizwanullah is a type of fashion designer which is one of the most aspiring new additions in the Pakistani fashion industry. This fashion designer stepped in the fashion world in August and the year was 2007. Rizwanullah is extremely idealistic and innovative and his style always reflects the undisputed credibility of his faith.

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