When the likes of Kareena Kapoor Khan, Priyanka Chopra, and Sonam Kapoor step out in designer wear (or let’s face it, in nearly anything), heads turn. Period. While you already know that Kareena looks ravishing in Manish Malhotra, Priyanka stuns in Rohit Bal, and Sonam is a vision in Anamika Khanna, did you know that these leading ladies have also made a mark on the Pakistani fashion scene? Well, if you didn’t then take it from us.
Inspired by our favorite Bollywood divas, we began to explore the world of Pakistani designer wear and totally fell in love! The playful colours, the graceful silhouettes, the intricately lavish work – no wonder the celebs are on board. Check out these 5 Pakistani designers who have worked with Bollywood’s leading ladies and tell us what you think!
Not only has Kareena Kapoor worked on a brand campaign for Faraz Manan, but she’s also been spotted in his designs at many high profile events. Known for his luxuriously opulent creations, Manan has made quite a name for himself amongst a clientele that is spread across the globe.
Founded in 2007, Fahad Hussayn’s fashion house is synonymous with the pure grandeur of bridal wear. He draws inspiration from eastern and western influences, making for quite a contemporary feel. Priyanka Chopra modeled for the brand’s more casual Lawn collection, back in 2013.
Over three generations, Firdous has become one of the largest textile brands in Pakistan. They manufacture gorgeous fabrics for both their ready-to-wear and unstitched collections. Don’t you just love Sonam’s casual desi vibe in Firdous?
The luxury fashion brand ELAN by Khadijah Shah houses everything from evening wear to bridal wear and from unstitched printed fabrics to casual ready-to-wear. We loved seeing Nargis Fakhri as the face of ELAN’s Lawn collection in 2013!
Designer Zainab Chottani has made quite a mark on the fashion scene with her intricately embellished bridals and refreshing pret wear. Zainab brought a Bollywood twist to her Lawn line last year, with Jacqueline Fernandez as the face of the collection.
From Kareena’s oh-so-elegant look in Faraz Manan, Priyanka killing it in Fahad Hussayn, and Sonam in desi outfits by Firdous, I can’t wait to get my hands on these designs!
I know I’ve got quite a shopping list after browsing through these pictures, what about you?