August 31, 2023
In this episode, we’re joined by Hirra Babar (BSc 2010 and MBA 2014), an alumna that is quickly making a mark on global platforms with her unique accessories brand, Warp. The brand features a signature line of Hexella handbags, shaped in an elegant geometric structure. These bags have been showcased at a number of international trade fairs and fashion weeks over the years.
Taking Pakistani brands to international markets, Hirra’s brand participated in Mipel (a prestigious leather handbag and accessories event) in Milan in 2018 and was recently selected by the National Chamber of Italian Fashion to display her pieces in the emerging brands category. Warp also participated in Tranoï (a leading trade show) for three seasons of Paris Fashion Week in both 2019 and 2020.
Establishing her start-up was a great learning experience and Hirra has many useful experiences to share with young creatives who are just starting out, in fashion and beyond. “Everything might seem like noise initially, but in the long run it starts making sense. Learn to be a keen observer and look for inspiration outside your work environment, especially in the everyday mundane things. That’s where you always find magic.”
Join the chat with Hirra as she shares insights into her journey from a secure salaried job to a full-time entrepreneurial setup, learning from international experiences along the way, and what she considers her biggest milestone.
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