Uzma tell us a bit about yourself, and what inspired you to become a Fashion designer?

Ever since I was little, I was passionate about fashion. I used to create outfits for my dolls when I was just a child. My parents got me a professional sewing machine in grade 5.  I began designing clothes for friends and family from drawing motives, sketching cuts to selecting fabrics. I even designed wedding gowns for friends!

Pursuing my passion, I studied textile design at NCA, undertook various courses and worked as a fashion designer. Lately, I completed social media marketing from Cornell to expand my skills. I launched two brands. Musawwir for unstitched collections and LeMubdi for pret and customizable fashion.

Bringing joy and confidence to people through fashion truly inspires me. I adore what I do!

What’s your favorite part about being a fashion designer?

My favorite part of being a fashion designer is the power to transform individuals through clothing.

I love creating expressions through cuts and styles, instilling confidence in others with each design and making their day extraordinarily special.

What’s your greatest strength as a fashion designer?

I believe what sets me apart is my ability to deeply understand and interpret the unique desires of my clients. I excel in translating their vision into stunning, personalized outfits.

My clients know me  for blending diverse styles and materials resulting in captivating designs that resonate with their individual tastes and preferences.

Who or what are your inspirations for creating your designs?

My inspiration is the free spirited LeMubdi Woman, who believes in self-love and embraces her individuality. She is unafraid to dream big and fearlessly strives to achieve it. Her connection to her heritage and roots, rather than external beauty, defines her strength and character. I design with the aim to empower women like her, celebrating their inner beauty, confidence, and values.

In your opinion, what are the most critical aspects of the fashion industry?

In my opinion the fashion world has a huge opportunity to step up and talk about the real stuff in this age of social media. It’s not just about looking good; it’s about being genuine and inspiring. We seriously need to drop those fashion trends that make people feel like they don’t fit in because of their bodies, skin tones, or age. Let’s celebrate diversity and see more awesome plus-size models strutting their stuff, representing different cultures, boosting body positivity and embracing all imperfections.

I also feel that the fashion scene needs to dive into recycling big time, finding ways to make clothes without trashing the planet. It’s time to shine a light on practical, comfy clothes that are also sustainable. Plus, fair trade practices need to be the norm – the industry has to source stuff responsibly and be more aware of its impact.

Basically, the fashion scene needs a serious upgrade, focusing on realness, sustainability, and fair practices to create a more mindful and responsible world.

What are your favorite trends in fashion, past and present?

Past fashion-wise, those old fitted blazers in the Western scene and the classic short shirts with bootlegs in Pakistani fashion were really cool! Love how they mixed elegance with a unique touch.

Present-day. I like these loose-fitted oversized tops and those long, flowy shirts. Comfortable and practical is the name of the game!

One of the coolest things about today’s fashion scene is how everyone’s pulling everything off. It’s all about diversity and acceptance! I love how there are no strict rules anymore – people mix and match styles, breaking barriers, and celebrating individuality. It’s all about expressing yourself however you feel comfortable, and that’s just awesome!

As a fashion designer, how would you advise someone to dress for a job interview?

Dressing for a job interview is all about striking that perfect balance between being yourself and showing you mean business!

If it’s a western corporate world, lean towards a more polished, professional look: like tailored suits or blazers, dress shirts, and clean-cut trousers or skirts. For this side of the planet, plain co-ord sets or single colour graceful shalwar suits that show you take the role seriously by dressing the part.

If it’s a more creative or relaxed job, you can let your personality shine a bit more. Opt for smart-casual attire like a nice blouse with well-fitted pants or a skirt. Even for this part of the world you can wear a simple elegant outfit to reflect your mindset. Keep it genuine to who you are while ensuring you look put together.

Bottom line is, dress in a way that makes you feel confident and ready to nail that interview!

How would you define your idea of fashion?

Fashion is a very personal thing, different for everyone. The coolest thing about it, fashion’s like a canvas to reflect who you are. Your style choices can shout out your personality without you even saying a word. It’s what makes you feel genuine and confident. For some, it’s a way to be functional fitting their lifestyle, while for others, it’s about making a statement, standing out in a crowd.

Ultimately, it’s about feeling good in what you wear, owning it, and letting your style tell your story.

Tell us about your new collection and where do you see your brand in the next five years?

Our new collection “LeMubdi Adda” captures the essence of this winter wedding season. We’ve got these stunning pieces that bring affordability to the table without compromising on that wow factor. Weaving our heritage and culture into our designs to create something that reflects the connection to our roots. Customization is our thing! We’re all about making sure you get something that’s uniquely YOU.

Now, when it comes to LeMubdi in the next five years, we’re aiming high!

Beyond clothing for men and kids, we’re diving into accessories, blending styles in a fusion that’s fresh and exciting.

Again, it’s not just about the threads – it’s about changing mindsets. We’re on a mission to shake up those beauty standards based on looks and age, boosting confidence for everyone, Watch out, ’cause we’re here to make a difference!

Any advice for the all aspiring fashion designers out there?

Fashion isn’t just about threads and styles; it should be genuine and inspiring. Take this platform as an opportunity to ignite change. Let your creations speak volumes, inspiring people to embrace themselves and fostering a world where everyone feels valued and confident.

Good Times


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