KARACHI: Isma Meer is easily Pakistan’s premier shoe designer, whose products are now being sought after by women all over Pakistan. Her trousseau collection has now hit stores in both Lahore and Karachi, and is getting rave reviews. Crafted from genuine leather, the Isma Meer trousseau shoe collection is painstakingly and beautifully made and adorned with only the finest of embellishments and stones.
With the wedding season in full swing, the new collection Isma Meer has sent is perfect to add that extra bling and shine to a full outfit. Isma Meer shoes can be purchased from her display at Labels, Karachi and Labels, Lahore along with a permanent display at Sania Maskatiya’s flagship outlet on Khyaban-e-Bukhari.
Isma Meer Khalpey’s designs are aesthetically evocative of her exposure to both western and eastern influences. Her shoe collection comprises of rich, vibrant colours and textures, some of which are decorated with jeweled rhinestones to create “the dream shoe”. “It was imperative to pick the right accessory that would most effectively showcase the texture of the leather/material used,” said the London-based shoe designer, whose products are produced in factories in both Europe and Asia.
Raised by her mother and grandmother, Isma was instilled with a love for ancestral Indian Jewellery and it was this passion that lead her to abandon her banking career to enroll with the London College of Fashion for both Jewellery design and shoe design.
“The inspiration for my work came from jewelry and artifacts created during the Indian Mughal era as well as from the Russian Renaissance with the exquisite, delicate and colorful Faberge craftsmanship,” said Isma Meer, describing her reasons for turning to shoe and bag design.