Nilofer Shahid is a respected name in fashion designing in Pakistan. Born with a creative streak, Nilofer Shahid launched her label “Meeras” in 1992. Nilofer to date remains one of the most sought after fashion designers in Pakistan who are known for the quality of their work.
She was born in a family of writers, painters and poets. She is one the most successful and internationally recognized designers of Pakistan.
Nilofer Shahid’s clothes have the traditional Moghul touch in them and show her attachment to the cultural roots. A strong touch of Islamic Art is very much prominent in Nilofer’s collection has been showcased in most of the important cities of the world. She has participated in fashion shows held in fashion capitals Paris and Milan.
Vancouver, UK, Zurich, Hollywood, Middle East, India, Prague and other Asian countries are some other places where she has displayed her exquisite collections. Through her clothes, she has familiarized the world with rich Pakistani heritage.
In 2006, Nilofer had the honor to exhibit alongside the ‘Balenciaga’ King of Couture during the Haute Couture week in Paris. In 2007, she was the only Pakistani designer invited by Le Chambre de Syndicale de la couture to show her collection on the Paris runway during Haute Couture Week
You can see many international celebrities on Nilofer’s client list. Some big names on her list are Jemima Goldsmith, Madonna (popular singer), Royal families of Saudi Arabia and Royal families of the Western Asia. Mrs. George Harrison wife of Beatle’s guitarist is also her client.
Nilofer Shahid also designed a dress for the late Princess Diana when she visited Pakistan. Nilofer Shahid’s clothes are a modern version of the Eastern traditions.
She was awarded Grades De Chevalier “Knighthood” by French Government, which is the highest civilian award, for her contribution in the development of culture and fashion design. She is the only Pakistani designer to have been knighted.