Pakistan has emerged as a fashion hub of Asia in the past decade or so. The well designed dresses, be it a shalwar kameez, a lehenga or a sari, are a class apart.
With some of the best fashion designers on the bandwagon it’s no wonder that our clothes are appreciated around the world.
From being showcased all over Asia to America and everywhere in between, Pakistani fashion has come a long way indeed.
Gone are the days when only a select few ruled the fashion circuit. Times have changed and the new influx of savvy designers is smart and they know what is expected of them.
DESIblitz brings to you the top Pakistani fashion designers, and this is by no means an exhaustive list!
Traditionally designed clothes which spell opulence and grace are Bunto Kazmi’s trademark. She is a stalwart of the Pakistani fashion industry. Her clothes reflect a strong Mughal influence.
The delicate work and the timeless appeal of her designs make her a firm favourite with many Pakistani brides.
However if you are planning to have your dress designed from this classy lady you will need to get an appointment at least 8 months before your big day, as she is very popular!
You can find more of Bunto Kazmi’s designs here.
Hassan Sheheryar Yasin
Hassan Sheheryar Yasin popularly known as HSY is a well known Pakistani fashion designer.
He is best known for his beautifully designed clothes that are traditional with just a touch of modernism, which gives them a real edgy look.
His clothes are appreciated on the international platform as well. He’s been named as the New King of Couture by Harper’s Bazaar an international bestselling magazine.
That is not all though, he isn’t just a fashion designer, this multitalented persona is choreographer, jewellery designer and not to forget a philanthropist as well.
You can find more of Hassan Sheheryar Yasin’s designs here.
Deepak Perwani’s brand is definitely not for the faint hearted. However it is for those for whom fashion knows no boundaries. Those who embrace change and know how to carry off his innovative designs with style and aplomb.
Deepak started out as men’s designer but later on branched into designing luxury prêt for women. However his bridals are to die for.
Brides who are daring and bold prefer wearing Deepak’s stylish designs and flaunting their best assets.
You can find more of Deepak Perwani’s designs here.
Nomi Ansari’s name is synonymous with funky colours and an eye for intricate detail. His designs are beautiful and blend a variety of colours to give a palette so unique that leaves people spell bound.
A woman who wears his ensembles looks like an exotic creature draped in perfection.
The silhouettes that he creates are visually stunning, and epitomise precision despite a kaleidoscope of colours!
You can find more of Nomi Ansari’s designs here.
Sana Safinaz are not only known for their high-end clothes but have branched into prêt and semi formals as well.
Their luxurious designs with a twist of modernism attract women to their outlets like flies to honey.
That’s not all though, the designer duo have won numerous awards for show casing some of the best designs on both the national and international level.
These talented ladies design everything from bridal wear to formal along with Desi prêt and have branched into western designs as well. Their silk tunics and classy tops are to die for.
You can find more of Sana Safinaz’s designs here.
For those who prefer to wear classic and sophisticated designs, Mehdi is the first name which comes to mind. His dresses are designed with excellence and flawlessness.
All the elements of a beautiful ensemble can be found in Mehdi’s designs. His work is much appreciated by high-end divas.
His clothes are a celebration of womanhood. They are delicate, subtle and sublime. Everything which a woman craves for can be found in his dresses!
You can find more of Mehdi’s designs here.
Though Nida Azwer’s colour palette may not be as diverse as that of other Pakistani designers, she is the queen of understated elegance. This is actually her forte.
Whatever she designs in her usual beiges and whites and just a tinge of pastels is so utterly compelling that one simply keeps looking at her clothes.
The detailed handwork when combined with her signature prints are what set her designs apart from her contemporaries.
You can find more of Nida Azwer’s designs here.
These seven fashion designers are some of the best that Pakistan brings to the fore.
However, there are certainly more that haven’t been mentioned here but are just as good and known for their amazing creations.
Pakistan fashion is growing from strength to strength and with dedicated shows to the fashion taking place around the world, like the UK and the US, it definitely highlights a global stage for this style of fashion.