With love, from La­hore

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Variety - Arpita Kala arpita. kala@ hin­dus­tan­times. com

De­signs with mukaish work from Rangmahal in La­hore to dig­i­tal prints of In­dia Gate — Pak­istani de­signer Huma Nassr is all set to un­leash de­signs from across the bor­der in the city. Call it an olive branch wrapped in swanky cou­ture, Nassr is plan­ning an event, ‘Shaan-e-Pak­istan’ that prom­ises to be much more than just a dis­play of style by var­i­ous de­sign­ers from Pak­istan.

“Apart from of­fer­ing a taste of Pak­istani fash­ion, the event is about em­pow­er­ment too. Women weavers and hand­i­craft work­ers, rarely re­alise the worth of their ex­quis­ite hand­i­work. Since most of the de­sign­ers use hand em­broi­dery, this will be a good op­por­tu­nity for these ar­ti­sans to get ex­po­sure,” says Huma, whose love af­fair with In­dia be­gan seven years ago and never re­ally ended. Even her la­bel, Braahtii, is an amal­gam of Mar­wari ‘bra­hatam’ and ‘bra­hati’ from Rawalpindi. Speak­ing to us about her ‘never-end­ing mesmi­ra­tion with Ra­jasthan’ at her cosy out­let in the city, she proudly says, “Many Pak­istani de­sign­ers are col­labrat­ing on multi-la­bels here, but I am per­haps the first Pak­istani en­tre­pre­neur in In­dia.” Her re­cent ‘Wa­gah’ col­lec­tion of­fers a cou­ture spin on burkhas, abayas, na­maaz chadars, as well as mod­ern out­fits with Mul­tani tarkashi and ralli em­broi­dery.

She also has a word of praise for an In­dian de­signer. “I know he will not be too pleased but I want to be the Man­ish Mal­ho­tra of Pak­istan,” she says.

Huma shows her cre­ations

Silk-em­bossed jut­tis from her latest col­lec­tion

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