The group of local designers use traditional fabric to make up modern garments for select clients.
Afghan Designers Bring A Modern Flair To Tradition
A group of 20 designers and tailors are fast making a name for themselves by using traditional Afghan fabric and styles to make dresses with a modern twist.
The company was established about 18 months ago and according to employees, their clientele are mostly government officials and wealthy individuals.
“We came up with the idea to make modern designs from fabric used for (classic and traditional) Afghan dresses,” Wahid Sulaimani Saeed, a dress designer, said.
“There are those who want to live a modern life and who want to wear modern clothes,” he added.
One tailor, Kamila Noori said the length of time needed to complete an outfit depends on its design.
According to the designers, many orders are placed for wedding party outfits.
“All fabric used for the dresses is made in Afghanistan,” Noori said.
Another tailor, Sabera, meanwhile said that they have even had orders from customers abroad.
“We receive orders from abroad. We make Afghan dresses and send them to our customers,” Sabera said.