Nickie and Nina are two sisters with an indisputable flair for fashion. The two designers together form an impressive team behind the Lahore based house of haute couture. The due work with a variety of fabrics and what truly sets them apart is the innovative way they combine two or more textures in a single garment. Similarly, they mix bright and subtle hues in a unique fusion of colour displaying a fine-tuned aesthetic sense. Wasli, karchob, zardozi, silk threads, precious and semi-precious stones are used in fascinating combinations to create unusual and distinctive garments.
“Nickie and Nina are two sisters with an indisputable flair for fashion. The two designers together form an impressive team behind based house of Eastern haute couture” Khaleej Times, U,A,E (leading Middle East broadsheet)
“Nickie’s and Nina’s names can be etched alongside the likes of giants Nilofer Shahid and Faiza Samee on the roster of pioneers” Images, Dawn (leading Pakistani broadsheet)
The luxury brand label debuted in 2000 with the critically acclaimed millennium show in Lahore, Pakistan, the success of which brought with it an unprecedented amount of glitz and glamour. That year, Nickie Nina was invited to attend the MTV Awards in Delhi and to showcase at a group show under the aegis of Fashion TV International, in Bombay.
2001, 2002 and 2003 witnessed the brand hold exclusive Fashion shows at home and abroad. Their new collections were showcased in Lahore, Chicago, Orlando and Washington, where their collections were viewed by fashion impresarios and heads of state alike.
The year 2004 was a landmark for the label, having received their first nomination for the prestigious Pakistani Lux Style Awards, held in Dubai, in the best Bridal wear/couture category. Dubai. In February of 2004 they were invited to show at the Pakistani High Commission in London and to exhibit in New York, which they did to much acclaim. On their return to Pakistan, Nickie Nina opened their ready to wear Flagship store in their home city, Lahore in Pakistan, in the high profile shopping street, M.M.Alam.
The following year, in 2005 they showcased at the Presidency in Pakistan, an event organised for George Bush's visit to the country. They also held their first exhibition at Designer's Lounge in Dubai and in Houston.
In 2006, Nickie Nina was invited to show their collection to the Saudi Arabian royal family in Jeddah. Following the success of their first exhibitions, Nickie Nina also returned to exhibit in Dubai and Chicago. 2006 also marked the opening of their second outlet in Karachi Pakistan’s high end retail venue, Zamzama.
Last year, Nickie Nina exhibited a collection in Dubai for a third time and to Orlando. In September they exhibited in London and in October, they showed at Lakme India Fashion Week to critical acclaim. 2008 also witnessed the opening of their third retail space in Pakistan.
This year, Nickie Nina showed at multiple international fashion destinations including New York, LA, Chicago, the UK, Bahrain and in Dubai. The label also held a charity fashion show in Pennsylvania, USA. Nationally, Nickie Nina brought to Pakistan their new brand label, Nickie Nina Designer Fabric to much acclaim in both Karachi and Lahore and showcased their fusion bridal collection in Lahore in winter 2008. Watch this space for more on Nickie Nina in 2009!
Nickie Nina are currently available In Lahore at their MM Alam Outlet and at The Boulevard 10 Q and in Karachi at the Nickie Nina Zamzama Outlet. Their studio is also available to contact by appointment only at +92 42 6673800. www.nickienina.com
“It is obvious that when it comes to fashion, Nickie and Nina belong to the rare breed that sets trends” Images, Dawn
“Nickie Nina show that sticking to family in fashion is a success” Jyoti Kalsi, Tabloid!, U.A.E