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Pakistani attire becomes definitive inspiration for western brands: Let’s take a look

Faryal Nadeem Nov 16, 2017
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There is no doubt that Pakistani attire is an inspiration for many people, culture and celebrities. But now it has become an inspiration for international fashion designers as well. Designers from all over the world have graced runways with many Pakistani attire. Let’s take a look.


The designer of Figue has introduced sandals with a toe ring which is known as a Kolhapuri chappal in Pakistan. The silhouette is graced with pink pom pom on its top resembling one of the common styles in Pakistan. Although the origination of this chappal style is from India but Pakistani embrace it as a cultural attire.


TopShop has taken the inspiration from Sindh, a province of Baluchistan. The top introduced is incorporated with a combination of embroidery and mirror work. The work resembles Sindhi Gaj, a popular thread, and mirror work.

Forever 21

Another inspiration from the province Sindh has been taken by a famous high street brand Forever 21. The brand showcased numerous clothing pieces in the ajrak print. Ajrak is a specific type of printed cloth which is created by using stamps known as block prints.

Christian Dior

You will be amazed by Christian Dior latest tunic trend that is similar to kameez and one of the popular western choice. It is combined with cigarette pants to complete the look.

Stella McCartney

Stella is a famous British fashion designer who presented bell bottom trousers by naming it as Chellini which is basically a common attire in Pakistan named as gharara. These gharara pants are sold at a whopping price of £1,100.

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Paul Smith

The Peshawari Chappal is available at the famous British designer outlet with a price tag of £300. It is named as Robert Sandal by the designer. The product is unique and is similar to Peshawari Chappal. It created a hype on social platforms for a while after its launch.


Versace is a well-known Italian brand of designer Donatella Versace. His 2016 Spring/Summer Men collection presented in Milan was an inspiration from Pakistani men Shalwar Kameez. It is true that the proportions, cuts, layers, and length made the collection more appealing.

Dolce and Gabbana

Milan streets are well acquainted with Pakistani truck art because Italian fashion company Dolce and Gabbana beauty campaign involve a vehicle that owns Pakistani truck art. However, the vehicle is very much similar to rickshaw in Pakistan. The project was in summer 2015 for the promotion of new cosmetic collection.

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