Gulabo – Fashion Exhibition by Maheen Khan
Gulabo by Maheen Khan is a tribute to everything born and bred in Pakistan. From the pure honest truck art inspired motifs and patterns to Maheen’s portrayal of love for her country, Gulabo is steeped in modern desi culture. Aside from hip pret wear for the youth, the label also offers decorative items such as photo frames and accessories with the same theme.
Maheen Khan is one of the few original Pakistani designers with an untainted vision of our fashion industry that she strives to accomplish through her position as CEO of the Fashion Pakistan Council. Her mastery in shape and silhouette is unparalleled and her range continues to set trends for the rest to follow.
An exclusive exhibition of the truck-art inspired Gulabo line of products by senior designer Maheen Khan opens at Nomad here today (Saturday).
The two-day exhibition offers a catchy range of fashion garments and funky accessories including tote bags, shirts, clutches, scarves and pants. Gulabo is a high street fashion brand with a ‘Proud to be Pakistani’ ideology; the fashion line has fast become a trendsetter.
Commenting on the show, Nomad’s director Nageen Hyat said, “Maheen’s cuts are brilliant and her sense of fun, unwavering! We are pleased to collaborate and exhibit this inspiring, fun collection for all ages; trendy and so local.”
Maheen Khan is Pakistan’s foremost fashion designer. She founded the first Luxury Pret brand in 1984, going on to establish a lasting influence on fashion in Pakistan. A prolific designer, Maheen founded her second brand ‘Gulabo’ in 2007.
Maheen is the recipient of many awards, the most recent being from the government of Pakistan for her role in founding the fashion industry and spearheading the first Fashion Council and Fashion Week in Karachi.
When you watch the Disney movie ‘Cinderella,’ you may notice the intricately embroidered coats worn by the male leads; that is Maheen Khan’s handiwork. This wasn’t Maheen’s first tryst with embellishing apparel for the West. It all started in 1997, when she assisted BAFTA award-winning costume designer Diane Holmes in creating Rutti Jinnah and Fatima Jinnah’s wardrobes for the movie ‘Jinnah.’The exhibition will be held on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
(Source, thenews.com.pk & Nomad Page)