Indian & Pakistani women are known worldwide for their fashion sense, especially for their love for ethnic wear. Clothing plays a significant role when it comes to giving a modern touch to our personality.
Anyone can flaunt their personality just by the correct selection of attire for any occasion they have to attend. Given a choice, we would usually prefer to wear Salwar Kameez or Sarees for that Elegant & Graceful look.
Many Pakistani Designers are already serving worldwide for ages with their designer clothing labels. Let's find out more about the various fabrics these brands use to enhance the aesthetics of their collections.
What is Pakistani Lawn Fabric
Lawn is the most common and famous fabric from Pakistan. It is a fine plain weave textile designed using fine, high thread - count yarns, which results in a silky, untextured feel.
Pakistani Lawn Suits are light & soft compared to Cotton Suits making it very comfortable and easy to wear in summers.
Here are some of Pakistan's most famous Lawn Designers & Brands:
Élan was founded by its creative director Khadijah Shah in Lahore. The brand has reached global heights because of elegance, style, and panache that the designer label represents. Not only do they create Prêt but also Couture, including the bridal wear and lawn. Élan is widely renowned for its jaw-dropping creations.
After the success of Élan, Khadijah Shah also launched a high street designer label Zaha, which also became a successful brand since its first collection in 2018. Zaha by Khadijah Shah offers cool, colorful, young and funky designs at affordable prices, without compromising on the Quality.
Sana Safinaz is a famous Pakistani clothing label that deals in ready-to-wear, unstitched, and haute couture. It was started by two close friends Sana Hashwani and Safinaz Muneer, and the brand has been in the fashion industry for almost 30 years now.
Sana Hashwani and Safinaz Muneer initially started working with Alkaram & then with Lakhany Mills under the "Sana Safinaz by Lakhany" label.
Gul Ahmed is one of the oldest & biggest Textile Company from Pakistan, which began trading in textiles in the 1900s and began manufacturing in 1953 under its Gul Ahmed Textile Mills Limited brand.
Gul Ahmed is a household name in Pakistan and is known worldwide for its Quality and extensive range of designs.
Khaadi was started in 1998 by Shamoon Sultan and is now among the best fashion houses in Pakistan.
Khaadi offers a range of hand-woven textile fabric, home furnishings items, jewelry, and accessories.
MARIA.B. is a Pakistani designer brand launched by Maria Belal Butt after graduating from Pakistan School of Fashion Design in 1999. The clothing includes ready-to-wear, unstitched, and haute couture.
In 2017, they announced to incorporate Swarovski's crystals in their embroidered chiffon and lawn collections.
Zara Shahjahan is an acclaimed Pakistani Designer known for her Floral, Vintage & Elegant Designs. Zara Shahjahan offers different product lines like COCO by Zara Shahjahan in an affordable range to Luxury Lawn, Prêt, Lux Prêt, formals, and bridals. She has graduated in Miniature Paintings from the National College of Arts (NCA), and her specialization in patterns can be seen in her designs. Zara Shahjahan is one of the most sought after designer labels.
Sobia Nazir is one of the most talented and diverse fashion designers who had a passion for fashion designing since childhood. She studied fine arts before setting up her brand, which offers luxury lawn, chiffon, prêt, Couture, formal wear, embroidered fabrics, etc. Her collections have also been showcased at Milan Fashion Week & Dubai Fashion Week.
Faraz Manan started his career in 2003 and is known for his luxury couture, luxury prêt, and fabric. Faraz Manan is also a Bollywood's favorite with several Bollywood celebrities donning his designs. Kareen Kapoor Khan served as his brands ambassador making him a household name in Bollywood.
From Jacqueline Fernandez wearing a stunning red Saree to Priyanka Chopra, Madhuri Dixit Nene, Karishma Kapoor, and late Sridevi, Bollywood's biggest stars have adorned his designs. Faraz Manan has also catered to Saudi sheikhs & the Al-Thani royal family of Qatar.
Zainab Chottani started as a bridal wear designer in 1999 under the name of Zainab Sajid and rose to fame after showcasing her collections at fashion weeks.
Zainab's collections have also been showcased in Dubai, USA, UK. Her collections now include prêt, unstitched & haute couture.
She's a popular choice among celebrities, especially for her wedding dresses. Many of the famous wedding outfits seen on TV Shows are designed by her.
Sanam Saeed's character Kashaf in Zindagi Gulzar Hai, was seen wearing Zainab Chottani's bridal wear when marrying Fawad Khan (Zaroon). Some of her celebrity designs from TV Dramas include Sajal Aly's red Nikkah outfit in Yeh Dil Mera, Ayeza Khan's silver wedding outfit in Mere Pass Tum Ho. Malaika Arora Khan has also donned her ensemble from her La Rose Du Rêve collection.