Not just a businessman, Adnan has also won design accolades and the privilege of dressing the likes of President Pervez Musharraf, Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz and Hamid Karzai, President of Afghanistan.
But a new breed of fashion designers is coming up fast. Armed with fashion degrees and marketing savvy that Buntoshopping translates into brilliant business acumen, these designers have decided to make a mark on the global scene like never before. The catch phrase in world fashion is prêt-a-porter and this clan of new Pakistani designers wishes to capture a sizeable share of this viable retail market.
Nomi Ansari is one of the new kids on the fashion block. A graduate of the Pakistan School of Fashion Design, Ansari has rapidly established his style in the six years since his graduation.
With sumptuous designs that celebrate the human form while mixing traditional motifs with edgy cuts, his style defines the super-glamorous market segment. Mixing marketing smarts with innate talent, Ansari has stormed the fashion scene with shows, covers and awards that are setting new standards for the market.
Fellow Pakistan School of Fashion Design graduate Hassan Shereyar Yasin is the name on every fashionista’s lips.
His label HSY is also a household name that is currently on magazine covers, in television and has a fashion-conscious clientele. Starting with bridal wear, HSY has since expanded into ready-to-wear, fusion couture and more recently a jewellery collection. Next on the cards is HSY Living line of furniture, interior accessories and soft furnishing. As his profile so aptly puts it, HSY is not just a label, it is a lifestyle. So is Pakistani fashion.