Maheen Khan: The Designing Maestro and a Woman of Excellence in Her Appearance, Creativity, and Demeanour
Maheen Khan has been an influential name in the fashion world for a long time. Often recognized as the doyenne of fashion in Pakistan, Maheen Khan’s fashion forte lies in perpetually inventing fresh ways and ideas of fusing Eastern and Western inspirations. An award-winning fashion designer for fashion labels such as Maheen and Gulabo and the Embroidery house she is acclaimed for the mastery of her favourite fabric chiffon, chic designs, and her flattering cuts.
Her 35-year journey in the industry has been a culmination of relentless hard work and dedication towards her art form fuelled with nothing but passion, effort and patience. Ever since she opened her first tailoring shop in the early seventies in Lahore titled “Seamstress” she hasn’t looked back. Now with over twenty international shows to her name and her designs being sported by the duke and duchess of Cambridge themselves, Maheen still shares the same level of dedication and enthusiasm towards her work.
Moreover, her embroidery and costume designs have made their way into acclaimed Hollywood movie productions such as Snow White and the Huntsman, Sweeney Todd starring Johnny Depp, Phantom of the Opera, Elizabeth, and Elizabeth: The Golden Age as well as television series such as The Jewel in the Crown. She is the chief executive officer of Fashion Pakistan Week and has designed for various International as well as national fashion events.
Maheen Khan describes her designs for the complete woman and exhibiting pure elegance, confidence and style. When asked about her approach towards styling Kate Middleton on her royal tour to Pakistan she explained that the duchess had a very elegant and classy personal style to which she curated all her designs. She also added that the inclusion of ‘Dupatta’ was one of the essentials to the look of the Duchess and that it was a lovely accessory and also traditionally Pakistani.
The Duchess developed a liking towards her designs so much that she is looking forward to creations of designers from Pakistan in the future as well.
Maheen Khan’s relationship with O’nitaa has been a long and prosperous one with her collections being one among the prized collections at the luxury couture store. It is at O’nitaa that the Duchess’ style team first spotted Maheen Khan’s collection for the world to witness, cherish and awe.
With many more years to come, Maheen Khan’s exceptional skillset and elegant designs have helped her embed her stand in the fashion industry for long. She acts as an inspiration for designers as well as women across the world with her poise and aura.