MARIA.B. is Pakistan’s leading designer brand with a vast retail network providing multiple ranges of affordable designer fashion for women. The eponymous brand was launched in 1999 with a vision to revolutionize and make accessible women’s retail in the country. Maria graduated from the prestigious Pakistan Institute of Fashion Design (PIFD) where she was the school’s first Valedictorian in 1998. Indeed with 15 years of experience, the MARIA.B. brand continues to encapsulate design sensibilities within an affordable label.
Having first started with one small stitching unit in Lahore, 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 26 standalone outlets in 12 different cities across the country, while also exporting to 6 international destinations including India, UK, USA, Bangladesh, UAE and Qatar.
With quality, design, innovation and affordability as the key brand ethos, the label has 8 brands under its umbrella. 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, at Aik Hunar Aik Nagar (AHAN) 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 across the world and within Pakistan. MARIA.B. is currently also 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, 2013 and 2014), the PFDC L’Oréal Paris Bridal Week (2011) and at Pantene Bridal Couture Week (2013)