“The philosophy at Maria B has always been affordable fashion for the modern woman.”
Maria B’s fashion week womenswear Prêt a Porter collection, ‘Urban Rajistan’ draws inspiration from the state of Rajistan. This collection is based in a diversity of cotton fabrics indigenous to Pakistan in a conscious bid to promote the local textile industry.
Maria.B is the largest manufacturer and retailer of women’s fashion in Pakistan. Her eponymous brand was launched with a vision to revolutionise retail in the country and to create Pakistan’s first women's fashion brand after her graduation from the prestigious Pakistan School of Fashion Design in 1998. Today, Maria B has 11 outlets across the country and 5 brands under the label including: Mafia casuals, Mgirl, Maria B evening, Maria B lawn and Maria B brides. In 1997 Maria won an international fashion competition held in Belgium by the name of “Les Etoiles de la Mode”. Here she was also named as one of the three upcoming designers in the world. Maria B has always worked on an export oriented strategy, for which purpose her product lines have been displayed at fashion events across the world including Chicago( 2001), France -Paris (Pret-a-Porter,2001) U.S.A-New York (2002), Thailand- Bangkok(Bangkok International Fashion Fair, 2002),U.K-Birmingham(South Asian Fashion Mela, 2002), U.S.A-Los Angeles (2003) ,U.S.A-Washington DC (2004), and the U.K Manchester (Asian Brides Show, 2004). Maria B’s future plans look to double the existing workforce to meet production requirements for the new London outlet and export related production for UAE and UK. Maria B is currently available in Lahore, Karachi, Islamabad, Faisalabad, New Delhi, Dubai and Manchester.