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Agra, India

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Who made your clothes?

Pakistan’s luxury designer Zara Shahjahan joins the Fashion Revolution, I Made Your Clothes campaign and uses her Instagram platform to honor her craftsmen behind her brand that help produce her beautiful designs: 

  1. Irshad saab - learned, technically very strong and 40 years of experience in adda work. He details your bridals, makes them look rich and beautiful. He brings joy into one of the most important days of your life. 
  2. Ms Saima - our PPC head is strict, unforgiving on quality, but yet very heartwarming.
  3. Master Riaz - friendly, precise and extremely good at his work and yes he’s the one who makes the patterns of your beautiful bridals.

* Fashion Revolution was launched after a garment factory in Bangladesh collapsed killing over 2500 people. 

anonymous asked:

Please do a review on this year's summer lawn collections. Many designers are receiving brickbats for their overuse of prints. Would love to know your thoughts on this.

To be honest, I haven’t really been paying attention to Lawn campaigns this year.. but the minimalist in me always gravitates towards subtlety and Zara Shahjahan is the only one that stood out for me. I sound like a broken record but I do love her!

Shah Jahan Mosque, Woking, Surrey, England.

The first mosque in the UK, it was a collaborative project between Orientalist Gottlieb Leitner and the Nawab-Begum Shahjahan of the Bhopal Nawabate, originally intended for Muslim students at Woking’s Oriental Institute.

It closed in 1912 when Leitner died, but was reopened a year later by a lawyer from Kashmir, Khwaja Khamal ah Din, who turned it into an Ahmadi masjid. During World War I, the Ahamdi Imam, Sadr-Ud-Din, secured an attached cemetery where several Indian Muslim soldiers were buried.

Photograph date 1903.

Jahangir’s Tomb , Lahore , Punjab , Pakistan.

Inside the tomb of a Mughal emperor JAHANGIR who ruled Indo-Pak subcontinent from the year 1605 - 1627. This tomb was built by Emperor Shahjahan, the son of Jahangir, after the death of his father.

This tomb was built between 1627 - 1637, and is now (about) 376 years old.

The work as shown in this picture is a beautiful aspect of Mughal Architecture. It is carefully preserved, and is in its 100% original form. This unique and remarkable craftsmanship can never be seen in any part of the world.

Source : https://www.flickr.com/photos/agha_asif/

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Mehr-un-Nisa, our PLBW16 Collection, is an ode to the grandeur of some of the most beautiful begums and maharanis to have emerged from the sub-continent.

This was one of the most significant eras of the region, marking the end of colonialism and bringing about a mass cultural, social and political revolution. 

Fallen in these cracks are profound forgotten tales of resolute women of the era, one of them being Mehr-un-Nisa. Our collection encapsulates the love and the despair of her life, the grandeur of her past and the realities of her present.” - Zara Shahjahan

Matching Separates

Feelin a really underrated trend in the realm of Pakistani fashion lately and kinda also feelin that it needs to be highlighted more. 

So… continuing on with my love for minimalistic desi fashion (it’s rare, but it’s good) with matching separates

Give it a sporty or a traditional vibe and it will work both ways. 

Sneakers with shalwar kameez is a huge trend right now and I don’t think I like it completely but if there is an ensemble it will work best with, it is this one. 

Pair the plain ensemble with a beautiful, ethnic shawl for a perfect winter look!