The Legacy of Nilofer Shahid
For the past three decades Nilofer Shahid has enthralled fashion connoisseurs around the world with the creative genius of a true maestro – a pioneer of haute couture in Pakistan. She is an ambassador of her country’s rich traditions as she opens the portal to the subcontinent’s history through her profound collections. Her label, Meeras, meaning heritage, is truly an immortalization of the past captivated in her classical ensembles. The designer from Lahore is Pakistan’s finest legacy to fashion, interwoven with her own spiritual realization of God’s ubiquitous presence manifesting through her beautiful creations.
Nilofer Shahid has been acclaimed and honored extensively, locally and internationally. In 2013, the French Government honoured Nilofer by conferring on her their highest civilian award, ‘Grade de Chevalier’ in the Order of Arts & Letters, in recognition of her major contributions towards Art and Culture. She is the only Pakistani designer to have been knighted.
Nilofer Shahid continues to redefine elegance and style; she experiments with shapes and silhouettes with spectacular results. She continues to raise the benchmark and at all times maintaining her pole position. No doubt she is the undisputed “Runway Empress of Pakistan”.
Awards & Achievements
2018: December 7
Award: “Strong is Beautiful”
Event: Lux Style Awards
Award: Lux Lifetime Achievement
2014: May 29
Event: Savvy & Successful Annual Awards
Venue: Expo Centre Lahore
Organized by: CCBP (Coca Cola Beverages Pakistan)
Occasion: To honor Six Pakistani women of great strength including Nilofer Shahid, for their remarkable and outstanding achievements
2013: May 27
Venue: The Governor House, Lahore
Occasion: Conferment Ceremony
In 2013, the French Government honoured Nilofer Shahid by conferring on her their highest civilian award, ‘Grade de Chevalier’ in the Order of Arts & Letters, in recognition of her major contributions towards Art and Culture. She is the only Pakistani designer to have been knighted.
2013: February 25
Venue: Kinnaird College for Women Lahore
Occasion: Centenary Celebrations
Recognized and honored for her achievements by her Alma Mater
Appointed to the Board of Governors of SABAH Pakistan (SAARC Business Association for Home Based Workers)
Event: International Conference: Women Leadership
Received an award for one of the Top 7 Women Leaders in Pakistan
Event: Indus Style Awards
Life time Achievement Award
Appointed to the steering committee of the PM Shaukat Aziz’s project “AHAN” (One Product One Village.) headed by the Minister of Industries, Mr. Jehangir Tareen
Appointed to Board of Governors for the “Lux Style Awards”.
Appointed as the Chairperson PFDC – Pakistan Fashion Design Council.
Appointed to the Board of Governors of the ‘Pakistan Institute of Fashion Design’
Award: Lux Style Award
For the Best Designer Couture/Bridal wear