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featured: satrangi

August 12, 2011

i promised myself that i would start featuring more local talent/fashion on my blog. i haven’t really focused on it much aside from PFW coverage and that too was kept to a minimum.

but that, my friends, is going to change.

truck art has become huge in pakistan. it is now considered artwork and featured on anything and everything you can imagine. kamiar rokhni dedicated his last collection to truck art, maheen khan’s gulabo has been doing the same for years.

i came across satrangi’s facebook page a few weeks ago and absolutely fell in love with their funky, vibrant, truck-art inspired accessories.  this brand really does it better than everyone else.

i got the chance to speak to fizza, founder of satrangi, about her brand and beyond. read on my peoples. read on.

 

Tell me a bit about yourself/the brand and why you started the brand.

My name is Fizza Ali Syed, I’m 22 and I’m majoring in Textile Design at the Department of Visual Studies,Karachi University.


It was just yesterday that my mum was telling me when my love for design REALLY started. She told me I was about 10 when I started driving her crazy to buy me some thread and beads so I could make jewelry for myself. I always preferred making it rather than buying something. So for me, making jewelry and bags goes waaaaay back.

As for Satrangi, it basically started with the things I learned and did as assignments for University and with my love for colors. Hence, the name “Satrangi”. It means seven colors of the rainbow and every color has its own feel and its own meaning which makes it all the more beautiful and significant.

 

 
I started the brand considering how people I knew loved my work. I could see how we lacked color in our everyday look.  Trust me a bright colored accessory can cheer you up! You just need to find the perfect product for yourself to fall in love with, it will make you feel better, and it’ll make you feel confident. I started the brand with the idea to make colorful stuff that you can fall in love with, something that defines you and shows the culture of Pakistan.

 

What’s your idea of a perfect outfit?
 A loose kurta-shalwar with color blocking and a crushed duppata.
5 fashion must-haves
Trendy scarves:  Whether you like to wear you favorite jeans and T, or you cover your head, a couple of trendy scarves are a must have. They make you stand out!
 
Big, bold accessories: items such as over-sized rings; weighted bangles and watches; long, layered necklaces; and oversized sunglasses add an interesting contrast and can ground your look with serious style.

 Shades of Yellow: A pop of color lightens up black and white, navy, brown and gray. Yellow is a must have for your closet! 

 Interesting flats: Take a break from your high heels and slip on a chic pair of  ballerina flats instead. Your feet will thank you!


   
Nail polish: Bright nail lacquer is a must have! Will make you stand out everywhere in every season! I personally like shades of red and colors like bright ferozi and sparkly purple!
 


Who’s your favorite Pakistani + international designer?
 No one in particular, I like Fnkasia, Khaadi, Deepak Perwani’s collection for the  Milan Fashion week, Gulabo and stuff like that.. But I’d prefer something that’s affordable for everyone in our country.

Which celeb (local or international) would you love to see wearing your stuff?

  If I think about it, (aiming big) I’d loveee to see Angelina Jolie wear my stuff, not because of how famous or beautiful she is but because of the bold personality she has.(referring to the social work she does)
 

 Out of all the accessories you’ve designed, which one is your favorite?
It’s hard to pick just one piece, the entire collection of Chamak-Patti jewelry is my favorite.Very ‘me’! I have chamak-patti on cell phone covers, on my headsets, on my diaries, on my wallet! Chamak-patti colors and patterns define me the best!

Which fashion blogs/sites do you follow religiously?

None. I know it’s sad, but I don’t get the time to “follow” a website or a blog but I do StumbleUpon and Pinterest a lot. Helps me get inspired.

Contact Fizza and place orders @ http://www.facebook.com/Satrangi.products 

 

 

 

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4 Comments

  • Reply zahra August 12, 2011 at 6:14 PM

    you are an inspiration your self fizza:) Lovely collection !

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  • Reply shahin Hussain June 25, 2012 at 6:49 PM

    Hi,
    I am from Delhi (India) i am working in Corporate Gift items and Decorations your work is very good if you want to work with me please sent me mail on this Id

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