“I am an example of one of the modern day, working, independent young women of Pakistan."
The Pakistan Fashion industry is growing with vivid success with models enjoying huge fan followings and admirers both nationally and internationally.
Using innovation and creative talent, Pakistani fashion designers have pushed the boundaries and come up with breathtaking designs, carried beautifully and elegantly by their stunning models.
With Pakistani fashion all the rage, the models of Pakistan have had a far reaching and profound impact.
DESIblitz takes a look at some of the most influential models of Pakistan of recent years – all of whom encompass effervescent beauty, glamour and sheer admiration.
Ayyan started her modelling career at the age of sixteen working with famous Pakistani fashion designers including HSY, Chinyere, Karma and Bareeze.
An epitome of Asian beauty having a perfect blend of style and glamour, her ravishing catwalk makes her one of the most desirable supermodels in Pakistan. Within no time her photos have been seen splashed all across fashion layouts in myriads of magazines. Many famous brands instantly signed her and she has notably replaced many popular faces.
She has won various fashion awards, some of her best achievements include Best Female Emerging Model 2010 awarded by Lux Style Awards, Miss Calvin Klein Beauty 2011, again awarded Best Female Model by Lux and Hum Awards in the year 2012.
In 2013, she won Veet Celebration of Beauty Awards for ‘Most Beautiful Skin’. She has also been nominated for ‘Miss Photogenic’ and ‘Beauty of the Year’ award. Her sparkling appearance makes her a perfect showstopper who has already made her mark in the fashion industry.
Nadia Hussain is a great asset to Pakistan’s fashion industry and was born into a media-orientated family. She started her career as a model at the age of 19. She is one of the most experienced stars who has modelled for almost every well-known designer of Pakistan.
Making her mark in the fashion industry for more than 15 years, Nadia Hussain has reached the heights of glory both at national and international level. She has earned myriads of fashion awards, and was even selected for ‘Bridal Asia’ in India.
She is one of those versatile Pakistani models with both beauty and brains; by qualification she is a practicing dentist who is married and has three kids. Besides being a very famous model she is also an actress, presenter, fashion designer and entrepreneur.
Aamina Sheikh is one of the most famous and reputed faces in Pakistan. She stepped into the television business in 2003 with a kids TV talk-show Bachey Man Ke Sachey which she both directed and produced.
Within a short space of time, she started modelling with many brands and fashion designers including Maria B, Khaa, Fahad Hussayn, Nomi Ansari, Niche Lifestyle, Men’s Store, Hang Ten, and Maheen Khan, L’OREAL and Clear. She also won the ‘Miss Photogenic’ award at the 1st Veet Celebration of Beauty Awards in 2013.
Aamina Sheikh is a versatile personality. In 2010, she starred in Ishq Gumshuda and Daam, which gave her notable fame. She is married to the famous television star Mohib Mirza. One of the best models and a top-notch actress, she is proving to be a gem for both the modelling and drama industry.
Aamina has done scores of viable projects and won myriads of fashion awards. She performed superbly well in the remake of film Armaan (2013) in which she coupled with fellow acting elite Fawad Khan. She also created international waves with the global hit, Josh: Independence Through Unity (2013) where she won two Best Actress awards (Silent River Film Festival and Pakistan Media Awards).
Sanam Saeed is a name synonymous to simplicity yet she manages to give perfectly stunning shoots. She models the ramp flaunting with elegance and unique confidence and has been chosen as L’Oreal Paris brand spokesperson from Karachi.
A critically applauded actress, most audiences believe that she shines in every role she gives: “I am an example of one of the modern day, working, independent young women of Pakistan.
“I have represented my country as captain of my swim team, as a comedian, as an actor, as a model and now I get the chance to represent Pakistan as a brand spokesperson of the largest beauty company in the world.”
She has given the television industry many hit serials, making her first on-screen debut in Daam. Known for playing unconventional characters, she is a breath of fresh air for Pakistani Television and is best known for Zindagi Gulzaar Hai (2013), and the film Dil Mera Dharkan Teri (2013) for which she won the Tarang Housefull Award for Best Supporting Actress.
Mehreen Raheel is one of Pakistan’s top class models and actresses. Daughter of celebrated TV actress, Simi Raheel, Mehreen began modelling at the early age of 8 years old doing commercials for ICI, Lipton, Head and Shoulders, Pantene, Ufone and PTCL.
Determined and ambitious, Mehreen’s hard work led her to further pursue a career in acting. She obtained a diploma in Dancing, Drama and Script-writing in London.
She is most famously recognised from her role in the hit drama serial, Zindagi Gulzaar Hai where she played the character of ‘Asmaara’ alongside Sanam Saeed and Fawad Afzal Khan.
It is no secret that the Pakistani entertainment industry has boomed in the last decade. With fashion and TV at its peak, the nation has produced some of the freshest and glamourous Pakistani fashion models and actors that people look to for the latest fashion trends.
With the drastic revitalisation of this glamour industry that gears towards commercialism, the industry is rapidly advancing with new stars and stunning faces representing the beauty of Pakistan almost every single day.