stagnation. Lie is all about movementand it is a dynamic process; this is mybasic philosophy o lie.I am a very domesticated person- I lovepeople, I love amily, I love holding onto people who are dear to me, I valuerelationships and I believe in long termrelationships.
The process o making clothes?
There are several processes. I havegot many people working with me sowe have dierent teams or dierentthings. There is a team who selectsabrics, there is a team who designsand predicts what are going to be thecolors or the next season and then thecolors are nalized by me.Then there is the purchasing teamwhich goes out in the market andnotes down the quality abrics whichsuit the color theme. The whole teamsits down and decides on the designand then we produce sample products.Once it is nalized by me, it is put into production and then shipped downto our showrooms all over. A verymechanical process is ollowed.
What are your hobbies?
The best I would like to do is sit in ronto TV with my kids and watch cartoons.I I am not doing that I would be readingthem a story book. I love spendingwhat ever spare time I have with myamily. I love gardening, I love lookingat fowers, and I love to see things grow.I love creation.
Your avorite model?
In Pakistan there is this guy calledAbdullah with whom I have worked alot. He is really good I don’t do mucho women’s clothes so can’t say aboutthem but I think Vaneeza Ahmed isnice. Internationally I am a great ano Naomi Campbell. I you see rightnow the concept o super model hasnished. You have a super lookingmodel in every country. You got someRussians coming in and some Chinesemodels have done abulous work. So Ican’t mention any one in particular.
You avorite photographer?
In Pakistan it is denitely Khawar Riaz,I have not worked with any one elsemuch so cannot comment on them.
Tell us some thing about Fnk Asia ?
Fnk Asia is something Huma, my wie,has started. It is just a diversion romwhat we do. Aamir Adnan is moresober, elegant and more or men.Fnk Asia on the other hand promotesyouth & reedom o spirit. It is wildand bold in colors- it is predominatelyor women. There is this dierencebetween the schools o thoughts andhence they are two dierent labels. Itis produced by the same house andthe same set o designers. It is done bythe same people but with dierence inconcepts. In Fnk Asia new designs andnew colors are introduced every threeto six months.
Designer wear is normally consideredor the elite society. Any comments?
Not necessarily, it depends. Coutureis meant or the elite society. Couturemeans very high quality, made keepingthe client in mind. Aamir Adnan doescouture but Aamir Adnan also doesclothes which are o the shel and veryaordable. Anyone walking in could goor them. They are at a very reasonableprice, and that is how we promote FunkAsia.Essentially Funk Asia doesn’t docouture so I don’t think ashion hasanything to do with price any more;not in this world. It used to be like thatsay two decades ago when ashionwas considered only or the rich andamous. Zara is a prime example- it isvery ashionable yet at a very nominalprice.
What is your evaluation o Pakistaniashion at present in Dubai ?
Pakistan has got its own distinct mark. Iwould like to see a lot more o Pakistanin Dubai which I don’t at the moment.Pakistan has a lot o beautiul thingsto oer the only thing is its not beingoered in Dubai .We have brought a part o Pakistanwith us and I would like to see dozenso more stores like that. As ar as thepeople o Dubai are concerned theyhave not seen the best o Pakistan ,they have just seen the tip o the iceberg. The main chunk is yet to comein; when it does then they will see whatPakistan has to oer.
Do you have an interest in politics?
Yes, to a certain extent I do. I believein doing things or the country ratherthen sitting at a table and talking aboutwhat others should or should not do.I believe in doing things on my own.We want to eliminate poverty rom ourcountry and what we have done is wewent to the interiors o the country andgot hold o women who are very goodat their crat. We pick them up withthe help o the government, get themto Karachi to our actory then we trainthem, give them work and send themback to their villages. We then repeatthe cycle with another set o people.It is our target at Aamir Adnan andFunk Asia to give work to a set o vehundred people every year. There area lot o people working in a villagecalled Dadu where they are producinga lot o things or Funk Asia. This is mypolitics.This is how I empower my country.Until and unless individuals like mysel wake up and play our role thereis no point o sitting and saying thatMusharra should not do what he hasdone.I read the news paper I know what isgoing on round but I am a doer. I wantto actually reach out and do thingsmysel. This is politics or me.
What about your views on religion?
Religion is part and parcel o everybody’s lie. I would quote a very vagueexample I heard Madonna’s interviewonce and she said everyone has theirown God and she was so true. Nomatter how inclined or how spiritualyou are everyone has their own version