Pakistani designer Huma Nassr is in love with India. Kitschy Indian prints never fail to fire her imagination. Infusing Multani and mukaish work from Pakistan with digital prints and chikankari embroidery from India, the designer is fashionably bridging the gap between the neighbouring countries.
“I believe that fashion is a great way to bridge the gab between the neighbouring nations. The results are always stricking, and inspired me to create my label Braahti by Huma Nassr, which is all about Indo-Pakistan fusion,” she says.
The designer is delighted with ever-growing popularity of Pakistani television shows in India, thanks to which Pakistani crafts and styles are now much in demand. “After watching Pakistani serials, Indians want to wear our style. Pakistani lawn suits and Pakistani kadhai is very popular with people in India,” she says.
She is back with the second edition of Shaan-e-Pakistan, a three-day event being organised in Lahore, Pakistan that will bring artists from both the countries together.
“Through fashion, we are connecting people from both the countries. India and Pakistan are united through fashion,” she says.
Talking more about the event, she tells us, “First edition was held last September in Delhi . This time round, it’s in Lahore, from March 20-21. I hope for support from both the countries as it’s a peace and trade initiative. For our musical evening, we have a medley planned with singer Rekha Bhardwaj from India and singers Asrar, Mai Dhai and band Sounds of Kolachi from Pakistan. Actor Zeenat Aman will also be attending. Twenty designers from Pakistan, India and Bangladesh will put together a fashion show. We have Fahad Hussayn, Zainab Chottani, Jyoti Sachdev Iyer, Bibi Russell, Joy Mitra, Samanth Chauhan and many others,” she says.