Tell us who you are?
My name is Humera Patel and I’m currently working as a Owner & Fashion Designer for my own brand. I completed my diploma of Textile and Fashion designing from Karachi School of Textile and Fashion Designing (KSTFD). After completing my diploma I started my career as a designer with the launch of my brand in December 2011. I have participated in many exhibitions events and also looking forward to organize such events that will give a good exposure to my brand. I also like to learn new and different things.
Tell us about your brand? When did you realize that Fashion Designing is something that you have to do?
My brand name is “Hummi’s Collection by Humera Patel“. Well if I start telling you about my brand it will take too much time so in-short, it’s basically a fusion of eastern cultural trends with blends of western touch. So my brand is not based on one particular or specific purpose because I always willing to learn and do something new and different, whatever if it is in or out of my field.
Right now I’m working on women collection including casual, formal and semi-formal. You will find variety of colors and fusion in my brand. Main purpose is to give my best to my clients because you need to know your client and your brand first before doing anything. So, its all about style, art and fashion.
Well seriously its a sudden decision. Actually I completed my intermediate in Pre-Medical and i always want to be a doctor since my childhood but things changes with the passage of time and i came to know that I’m an art loving person and very found of it.
I always found art interesting, so i figured out what I’m and what I want actually; and as far as i believe that there is no one passion to do anything, its all you have to be passionate about whatever you do. My father knew this very well, so he motivated me to join this field and I found so many interesting things which made me to do and learn too many things.
So, I started my career as a fashion designer and now I have been working since the last 1.5 years. If I look at my self I think I made a very wise decision.
What was the first outfit that you designed?
My thesis project was the first outfit I have ever designed. It was an evening gown. I choose the color of the rainbow as my theme because I love nature and colors inspires me alot. I used the different colors of rainbow:) that was my first experience designing an outfit and I enjoyed it & loved how the outfit turned out.
How would you define your design philosophy?
Well design is such a thing that play an equal role in every aspect and colors play a major role in it. As I said that I love to try new things, so my idea revolves around creating your own lifestyle, something that allow you to live a great life style. Design for me is about how you will look different from all as well as addition of some charm, which either be fit for formal or in-formal activities.
So my design philosophy would be simple yet elegant and up to date with the fashion and trend that can wear easily anywhere, and will touch the heart of those who loves fashion.
What are your favorite fabrics to work with? and why?
Favorite fabric to work with is chiffon because it’s trendy rich and I personally feel it looks best on women.
Bridal Wear or Prêt?
Both! At the moment I’m working on a Pret collection but would love to design Bridal Wear in future.
Who in your life has most influenced you?
All those people who inspired and motivated me to work who taught me. Any one who had done something good in their life because I believe that “every person is born with talent” so I appreciate their hard work and they are my inspiration!!
If you could dress up any woman in Pakistan, who would it be?
My mom because for me she is the prettiest model, so would love experimenting on her or it would either be any top model.
What are your other interests in life?
As i believe that there is no one passion to do anything its all you have to be passionate about, which allow me to live a great life style. I always willing and love to learn new things. It could b any anything like :
- Creative things
How do you manage your professional life with your personal and family life?
Well it is quite a tough job and hard to deal with but I’m trying to manage it with my other interest and work because you also have to give time to your family so sometime its a bit harder for me to go outside for my work but thanks to my parents for supporting me.
What do you envision yourself from 10 years from now?
As one of the famous and well known creative designer of Pakistan. Insha’Allah!
If you had one million rupees to give away, what would you do with it?
As I love traveling, I would use this money to explore beautiful places and learn more about the world and will use it in my business. Also for some good cause like charity.
Your top 5 must visit places in DHA Karachi & Clifton?
My top 5 must visit places in DHA Karachi & Clifton are:
How do you spend your weekends?
Friends, Movies, Fun, Dinner, Relaxing and also try to finish my undone task.
If there was one place you could travel to, right now, where would it be and why?
That would be a world tour because i love adventure and traveling to beautiful places.
Your suggestions to new entrants in this field?
Always try to learn new things. Some will appreciate your work some will not, have faith in your self. Its a very challenging job and requires time & lots of hard work and skill. So, “Find out what you really want to do, then find a way to make a good living doing it”.
What two or three accomplishments that have given you the most satisfaction? Why?
- Completed my designing and personal interest.
- Being as a Fashion Designer, I have accomplished alot in the last 2 years but I feel that the most satisfactory accomplishment still have to come.
Any Message you want to give to the readers of DHAToday?
“Success come to those who become success conscious, failure comes to those who indifferently allow them-self to become failure conscious” – NAPOLEON HILL
Tomorrow is never promised. So hold tight what you can today. Put aside what happened in life past and live like there is no tomorrow. Life is not about finding yourself, its about creating yourself. So as soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.
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