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Maria B

ABOUT MARIA.B. MARIA.B. is Pakistan’s leading designer brand with a vast retail network providing a multiple range of affordable designer fashion for women. The eponymous brand was launched 14 years ago with a vision to revolutionise and make accessible, women’s retail in the country following Maria’s graduation from the prestigious Pakistan Institute of Fashion Design (PIFD) where she was the school’s first Valedictorian in 1998. Since its inception, the MARIA.B. Brand continues to encapsulate designer sensibilities within an affordable label. With quality, design, innovation and affordability as the key brand ethos, the label’s nine brands include: MARIA.B. Cotton, Mgirl, MARIA.B. Evening Wear, MARIA.B. Lawn, MARIA.B. Linen, MARIA.B. Pashmina (Indian Collection), MKids, MARIA.B. Brides and Mbroidered Fabrics. The brand’s vast repertoire of fashion also includes a range of accessories such as totes, clutches, earrings, rings, bangles, bracelets and necklaces. MARIA.B herself continues to play a pioneering role within the fashion and retail landscape. To this end, she currently serves as a definitive member of the board at PIFD and the Pakistan Fashion Design Council (PFDC). In addition to her contributions to the fashion industry, the designer also lends her strong support to different social causes including Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital, SOS Villages, Mother and Child Foundation and the Dimensions School for Special Children among others. MARIA.B.’s fashion has been showcased at fashion events within Pakistan and across the world including Chicago, USA (2001); Paris, France (Prêt-à- porter, 2001); New York, USA (2002); Bangkok, Thailand (Bangkok International Fashion Fair, 2002); Birmingham, UK (South Asian Fashion Mela, 2002); Los Angeles, USA (2003); Washington DC, USA (2004); and Manchester, UK (Asian Brides Show, 2004); Los Angeles, USA 2011. MARIA.B. is also currently available in Lahore, Karachi, Islamabad, Faisalabad, Peshawar, Oslo, New Delhi, Dubai and Manchester. Nationally, MARIA.B. has consistently showcased her prêt a porter at the PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week (2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013), the PFDC L’Oréal Paris Bridal Week (2011) and at Pantene Bridal Couture Week (2013). Mariab.ae is owned and managed by Imperial Arts General Trading LLC MARIA.B. has outlets in Lahore, Karachi, Islamabad, Faisalabad, Peshawar, Abbottabad, Mardan, Gujranwala, Multan, Sargodha, Mandi Bahauddin and Rahim Yar Khan with plans to launch new outlet in Rawalpindi soon. History In 1999, Maria B. ventured into the fashion industry with a small stitching unit in Lahore. It was after she graduated from the prestigious Pakistan Institute of Fashion Design (PIFD) where she was the school’s first Valedictorian in 1998. Today MARIA.B. is Pakistan’s most diverse designer fashion brand with prêt a porter, couture, formal wear, lawn, embroidered fabrics and cottons all within one affordable label. MARIA. B. also has one of Pakistan’s most extensive retail networks with 25 standalone outlets in 12 different cities across the country, while also exporting to 6 international destinations including India, UK, USA, Bangladesh, UAE and Qatar. “The eponymous brand was launched in 1999”