Fashion DNA is a designer mentorship program for evolving and dedicated Pakistani designers organized by the British Council.The programme takes the format of a year-long intensive training, and includes face to face sessions, online sessions, UK catwalk shows and showcasing, Pakistani catwalk shows and showcasing. The program mainly focuses on sustainability and ethics, business (starting your label, internationalizing your label, production, international fashion systems, brand DNA, marketing, market positioning, digital, range planning), brand identity, digital presence, presentation, fashion image-making and communication and technical delivery (design skills).
The house of Kamiar Rokni is among Pakistan’s premier fashion design houses, and is led by design powerhouses Kamiar Rokni, Tia Noon and Rehan Bashir, all of whom hail from essentially aristocratic families that are symbolic of an old world charm and traditional heritage.
“I think this may be the right time and initiative to get us back into ready to wear,” exclaimed Kamiar Rokni, whose label has been producing exquisite couture but has refrained from getting into the ready to wear side of fashion.
They will get a chance to showcase capsules at Fashion Scout-one of the largest platforms for new designers at London Fashion Week and will reveal their full collections at the two major fashion weeks in Pakistan - the PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week (March) and Fashion Pakistan Week (April).
These designers have been working with leading UK mentors including Ruby Hoette (MA Fashion, Goldsmiths College), Toby Meadows (Author of How to Set Up and Run a Fashion Label), Malcolm Newbery (Malcolm Newbery Consulting) and Rebekah Roy (Stylist).