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 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.
Shades of Yellow: A pop of color lightens up black and white, navy, brown and gray. Yellow is a must have for your closet!
Who’s your favorite Pakistani + international designer?
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)
Which fashion blogs/sites do you follow religiously?
Contact Fizza and place orders @ http://www.facebook.com/Satrangi.products