Shamsha Hashwani Spring 2019Shamsha Hashwani is a luxury contemporary womenswear brand, known foremost, for its intricate workmanship and embroidery. The eponymous label is one of the most sought-after brands in Pakistan with diverse collections ranging from pret, couture, to bridal designs.

Bringing the lure of ornate artistry to a new generation, Shamsha fuses tradition with modern colorways and contemporary silhouettes. From embellished jackets to asymmetric tops, fitted tunics, and hipster pants, these stylish looks translate globally whilst retaining Eastern elements.

In the Shamsha Hashwani atelier in Karachi, skilled artisans—beaders, embroiders, and tailors dedicated to their craft, produce delicate handwork with each intricate stitch giving the wearer a garment to cherish for years to come. Incredibly, Shamsha’s masterpiece shawls take eight months to one year of continuous workmanship to create.

Shamsha Hashwani’s signature of Lucknowi Chikankari (white thread over colored fabrics), miniature embroidery, and geometric motifs, show a strong eye for finishing in a collection where each piece tells a story of rich culture and tradition.

Write-up and Photos courtesy of Vancouver Fashion Week; Images by Arun Nevader/ Getty Images

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