At MAHGUL the team strives to innovate by using traditional hand work techniques across a range of unconventional embellishment and materials; they aspire to pioneer new craft and encourage inspired artisanship. To this end their workmanship is best known for its diversity, boasting a rich series of techniques including sculptural embellishments and 3D embroideries. They believe in dynamism and change, and work closely with craftsman to achieve new surfaces and provide work that is unique and evolutionary.
Currently, MAHGUL is housed at a standalone studio space in Lahore, Pakistan for Formal, Bridal and Luxury Prét wear. The brand also stocks Prêt-à-Porter across Pakistan under their line ORO and is available to shop online. The brand has showcased consistently at the coveted PFDC fashion platforms and has been nominated twice in a row for Pakistan’s premier fashion honour, The Lux Style Award, as the country’s Best Emerging Talent and in 2016 for Achievement in Fashion Design, Luxury Pret.
The brand is led by creative director Mahgul Rashid, whose passion for fine art is manifest in her trainings from the prestigious Central St Martins in London, her graduation in fine art with distinction from the Beaconhouse National University in Pakistan and her work with globally celebrated artist Rashid Rana, also in Pakistan. Prior to establishing her independent design label, Rashid apprenticed at her grandmother and couturier Nasreen Shaikh’s fashion atelier for the better part of 6 years; indeed Rashid’s own work was first introduced as a diffusion project, ‘Mahgul for Nasreen Shaikh’ in 2013. In 2014 the stand alone MAHGUL brand was established.
A simple silvery gown topped with a signature Mahgul jacket — heavily embellished.
Turn heads in this formal ensemble. The monochrome sharara and shirt look is complete with a dupatta, all delicately crafted with exquisite handwork.
A refreshing colour palette with a simple turquoise lehnga and a minimal, handworked shirt. A heavily embellished dupatta completes the look.
This elegant piece is embroidered with tilla and intricately hand embellished throughout. Complete the evening look with this drapy sharara.
A deep green velvet shirt beautifully embroidered and embellished with simple pants and a heavy, formal dupatta in contrasting mauve.
Go for red with this is monochrome ensemble: a heavily embellished shirt with a handcrafted dupatta and trousers with work on the hems.
Stunning gold detailing on a heavily embellished formal shirt, combined with minimally embellished pants and a signature Mahgul shawl.
A heavily embellished black velvet jacket with details all around, paired with simple trousers.
Heavily embellished black shirt with gold on top with simple, panelled trousers and a contrasting dupatta.
This embroidered and hand embellished top is a classic. Paired with embellished raw silk pants, this outfit is perfect for any formal occasion.
The fully hand embellished gown is a classic formal piece. Its paired with Jamawar pants to give it that extra luxe feel.
This chic velvet jacket is fully hand embellished and features applique work. Paired with pure raw silk pants, this one is sure to turn heads on your winter nights out.
Stand out in this fully hand embellished kaftan. This cut is classic but edgy, giving this outfit a wide appeal that can be worn on any occasion.
This traditional hand embellished and embroidered cut in velvet is great for this wedding season. Its paired with gold tissue pants to complete the formal look.
Delicately embroidered raw silk pants with a minimal asymmetric grip top for those who like to stand out.
Exquisite, yet simple, embroidery on a cotton shirt and trouser combo — what's not to like.
The timeless kaftan with signature Mahgul embroidery is a sure way to make a statement. Detailed embellishments on chiffon make this a piece to cherish.
Look regal in this metallic silver hand worked shirt and pants ensemble that exudes glamour.
A unique silhouette and hand embellished cotton net shirt for the fashion forward woman.
In signature Mahgul style, this hand embellished and screen printed organza shirt and rawsilk trousers provides sensible sophistication.
Step out in style in this uber-chic hand embellished shirt that's sure to turn heads.
Stand out in this contrasting ensemble — a hand embellished shirt paired with raw silk trousers. The striking colours are sure to have the spotlight on you.
For those who love craftsmanship; this entirely handcrafted chicken kari shirt with hand-worked pants is no less than a piece of art.
This handworked shirt and embroidered pants ensemble showcases elegance through minimalism.