Maheen Khan is one of the pioneers of fashion industry in Pakistan. She was born on 19th May, 1945 in Karachi. Her career spans over more than thirty five years and in her long career she has done countless shows both locally and internationally.
She has designed clothes for celebrities and socialites. In her own words, her clothes are for the complete woman. Her clothes exude confidence, style and elegance. She started her career in 1972.
Maheen Khan gets inspired by anything that catches her fancy. The prêt collection she showcased in the Milan Fashion Week was inspired by Khyber and the arts and crafts of the region were beautifully used in her clothes. Her collection was simply amazing and very well-liked by the Italians. The Italian press called her “the Coco Chanel of the East”.
The collection displayed in the Pakistan Fashion Week was based on the old Alfred Hitchcock movie “Murder on the Orient Express”. Maheen also designed costumes for Hollywood movies such as Sweeney Todd and Elizabeth: The Golden Age. She also dressed Benazir Bhutto in the green kameez and white scarf.
She did embroidery for the film Snow White and the Huntsman and TV series The Jewel in the Crown. She is CEO of Fashion Pakistan Week. She has also designed for international events. She designed dresses for famous people like Benazir Bhutto, Jemima Khan, Ghinwa Bhutto, Princess Sarvath al-Hassan and Princess Salimah Aga Khan.
Creative and talented, Maheen Khan revolutionized fashion. She is a trend setter, respected and admired by her coworkers. Maheen has won many awards in the best designer category such as the Style Icon Award, Lux Style Award and the Benazir Women Excellence Award.
She has also won awards for fashion labels like The Embroidery House, Maheen and Gulabo. She has also been awarded Lifetime Achievement Award by the Sindh Government.