What is in Store: Mina Hasan Creates A Collection With The Memories Of Noor Jehan!

Spending everyday together with her family and particularly her 7 month old grandson, Mina Hasan found herself reminiscing about her own childhood. Mina Hasan grew up together with her mother, Noor Jehan, at Liberty Circle in Lahore and surrounded by her loving family. The

designer often finds herself remembering those she has lost- amongst them her mother and sister, Noor Jehan and Zil-e-Huma. Mina often reminisces about their fashions and most significantly the days they spent chatting and playing at the dining table . This beautiful range of looks may be a tribute to the great auld langsyne of the past.

Mina Hasan started the creative process off with this Luxury Pret collection by remembering the intricate detailing that graced the border’s on her mother’s iconic sarees. The designer took the inspiration of the border of the Halima Kurta from an old black Indian saree that she remembers her mother wore for a performance. She remembers the fragile floral design that flowed at rock bottom of her mother’s saree and therefore the subtle yet striking details that adorned Noor Jehan’s palloo. The designer then used the zardozi kaam from the Halima Kurta to link the outfits within the Luxury Pret Collection together, producing a glance that’s classic- one which will be passed on for generations.

Mina Hasan also looked to her graceful elder sister, Zil-e-Huma, for the inspiration to her silhouettes and patterns for her Pret Collections. Looking back, the designer remembers her Zil-e-Huma’s easy flowing outfits adorned with laces in luxe materials. Mina pays homage to her sister by designing the Huma Kurta within the silhouette Zil-e-Huma wore most frequently . The Huma kurta is formed in pure Chiffon fabric and features delicate floral embroidery on the neckline and therefore the bell sleeves. The designer also looked to the mughal motifs that Zil-e-Huma would often adorn her clothes in, as are often seen within the Hina Kurta and therefore the Inaya Kurtas.