“I have always believed that through art and artist’s we can actually build the soft boundaries that we hear politician’s talk about globally. Fashion Week is the path that will not only unite the artist’s but at the same time show the world what Pakistan and Pakistani’s have to offer in terms of fashion, art and peace.”
Yousuf Bashir Qureshi showcased both his menswear and womenswear Prêt Porter collections entitled ‘Holey’, the inspiration for which has been derived from both ‘Holy and Holi’ from which the concepts of Good and Evil have been derived. His collection utilises colour to reflect purity in all forms and draws strength from the designer’s surroundings and his environment. ‘Holey’ is the celebration of the human race without prejudice of colour, race, religion or creed. Each silhouette signifies an influence, each colour represents a space, and each movement defines freedom. The collection also signifies a collaboration of artists from different backgrounds working together as a team, building on each other’s strengths without insecurities.
Yousuf Bashir Qureshi graduated as a food scientist and was part of the faculty at FIDM, Los Angeles; FIT, New York and in Pakistan at the prestigious Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture in Karachi. He is also an accomplished photographer and the owner of the independent Commune Artists Colony – a space for artists, by artists. He has previously designed for Sheryl Crow and is also the proud recipient of several international awards including the Asian Designer of the Year, Coalition of Los Angeles Designers 2000 in the Creative category and Best Prêt wear designer award in Milan for Trussardi, to name a few.
Yousuf recently opened the YBQ Concept Studio in Karachi and launched his first ever collection in Pakistan, entitled “Fresh Difficulties” to much acclaim.
Yousuf Bashir Qureshi showcased both his menswear and womenswear PrÃªt Porter collections entitled 'Holey', the inspiration for which has been derived from both 'Holy and Holi' from which the concepts of Good and Evil have been derived.