Great look, trendy & modern with a twist of tradition. This is Hina Mansab Khan, a famous fashion designer of Pakistan Industry. She predominantly specialises in Formal and semi formal wear. The fundamental aim of Hina Mansab, is to create a look which is trendy, Modern and also traditional.
Her elements of designs are cultural heritage of east fused with west leaving chic imprint to modern clothing, which emphasis on style, cut and quality. Her label is an internationally accomplished brand “LAILA”.
Infact this is her philosophy of life; a flourishing tree never leaves the roots thus it grows. Her presence in almost all women entrepreneur development bodies testifies this. It’s not only “LAILA” that she wants to progress with it is all of women entrepreneurs of Pakistan. Hina Mansab Khan is the Vice Chairperson of SAARC, SCWEC and the CEO of Laila PVT Ltd.
To know more about her you can visit her website www.lailacollections.com .
Farida Qureshi is the icon of women empowerment; a well-known international contoured designer who has been in the field for more than three decades. In her work she plays with colors which shows a horizon of from soft pastels, to edgy chores , cutting bronzes and depths of black all translated into abstract pieces of art keeping trendy natural patterns and details of block prints. This balance of delicacy, strength and beauty “THIS IS WHO SHE IS”.
She is a very well recognized name in her field in USA, UK even India, places where people pride themselves for their contour designing heritage. Farida has been able to break the ice there for Pakistani designs. Her inner beauty does not reflect in her work only; the fact that she is willing to re- transmit and share her success with others speaks volumes. Her participation Woman Chamber of Commerce and Industry for both fashion hubs of Pakistan; Lahore and Karachi communicate her vision for Pakistani women to be empowered with a definite statement of style. Aloof from her won awards and merits; at WCCI Lahore by the name of “Laurels 2009”, she shares her success stories and teaches others the path of success as a woman of strength.
To know more about her you can visit her website www.faridaqureshi.com.
Ghazala Saifi is a woman of vision and harmony. It was her vision which led her to develop “KHAAMTA” at native Pashto of “Hand Woven Fabric” which is now being spoken out aloud in hub of Pakistani Fashion. Her work philosophy is independence from waving, dying, designing and ultimately ready to wear fabrics. She has been a successful entrepreneur for a decade now. Her talent was recognized internationally and she was one of the handful chosen designers who developed their skills on scholarship by US state department.
She believes in imparting her knowledge; that she does as a chairperson of woman technical institute in new Karachi as well as WCCI organized activities. Her work has been liked by many; especially in South Asian fashion markets. She has been a part of FPCCI as a senior vice president of women standing committee. Her aim to serve as women entrepreneurs and facilitate them through her experience. For her passion and work she has been awarded by WCCI Lahore for “Laurel 2009”.
To know more about her you can visit her website www.khaamta.com .
The queen of Rilli and hand embroidery designs, Shehnaz Banatwala. Her clothes designing using the native fabric embellishment work of rural Sindh has opened opportunity doors for many.
She encourages rural women to have self-sustainable income through their craft. Alongside her friends she is working towards increase in category of clothing such as children’s line; so that demand pull will help the poor skilled labour. Her passion about women empowerment attract towards WCCI to work on broader way.
Shakila Rizvi is a passionate believer in promoting entrepreneurship amongst women. She has established successful businesses over the past two decades in garments and skincare. As a trained aesthetician she currently runs a successful skin care studio in Karachi known as Shak’s Skin Care and her aim is to share her expertise by providing skin care training to aspiring aestheticians.
Shakila is also a trained fashion designer from Canada and has previously run two apparel brands Mini Pops & Expose utilizing Pakistan’s high quality denim and cotton. One of her brands was a pioneer in the children's wear segment and was coveted throughout Pakistan.
With extensive experience promoting social development and fundraising, Shakila supports several personal charitable endeavours and aims to utilize WCCI Karachi South platform to help deserving women establish sustainable businesses of their own. In the past Shakila has been involved with several noteworthy nonprofits including
Finance is Laila Amin’s game. She specializes in assessing business in developing economies. Not only that she has studied the trait, she has been practicing it by her affiliation with international banks. She recommends a muscle model for female entrepreneurs after gauging their business’s potential. Her areas of expertise is portfolio development, corporate restructuring and financial advices.
sema organization and Member of Ladies wing JIBA. Business & trading organisation. Her aim is to encourage women in the growth of business by training and encouraging.