Umair Zafar's Biography
A well known Mumbai based fashion designer Umair Zafar having a ten years of work experience in Indian and International market catering to various segments like designing for bollywood films, music videos, actress and retailing to high end fashion CONSCIOUS clientele.
Umair Zafar having a strong family background of embroideries which helps him, creating extremely innovative embellishments in traditional wear, like sarees, indo-western clothes and specially trousseau.
His journey began in 2000 when UMAIR joined his father in Mumbai, who is one of the finest embroider in the country, Umair had a flair for fashion since childhood and wanted to pursue his career in the fashion industry, His father had a work shop of embroideries only. But in a short span of time UMAIR with his skills transformed it into export oriented organization and associated himself with top designers of Europe. He has exported best of the best designer clothing to European designers like M.A.N.I SRL, GILLI etc and major volumes to Arab countries.
UMAIR was aware of the potential of domestic markets but due to preoccupied with international commitments he could not cater to domestic market but that was always his dream to have his presence in his own country, he made his dream come true when he had organized his exhibition in Dubai, in crown plaza hotel in March 2009, only for N.R.Is and had received tremendous response, that was the beginning of his label for Indian market, his international exposure has helped him a lot to be at par.
WORK STATEMENT : His innovations incorporate a trendy international look with traditional embroideries, his forties lies in surface ornamentation which is the application JEWELLED accessories with embroideries, look and feel of the garments are the basic concerns in UMAIR’s designer clothes and at the same time he is price conscious.
Umair Zafar offers customize packages for brides wardrobe which is cost effective and VERSATILE for post marriage events and get togethers.
Umair Zafar doesn’t believe in any restricted format in his creative sense
Clothes are clothes it varies person to person; every human being can look good
Provided he recognizes what colours, cuts and type of fabrics will look good to him / her
CREATIVE SKILLS IN FILMS & MUSIC VIDEOS - Umair Zafar believes films is one of the best medium which can help in promoting fashion / trends to masses. Actors and actress are live mannequins to experiment and display the creation of designers as they are the icons of people. Films are the source of fashion inspiration for NRI’S as they do not have any other medium to feel the pulse of their country.
FILMS & MUSIC VIDEOS ASSIGNMENTS - Umair Zafar has entered into bollywood in recent past and designed for various films, music videos and a strong celebrity clientele.
Umair has designed costumes for a film called AISI DEEWANGI starring Sarwar Ahuja, Divya Dwivedi, Kiran Kumar, Mushtaq Khan Avtaar Gill etc.
He has also designed costume for a music vedio starring Sana Khan ( of amul macho fame) with colosus
Designed costumes for a south film starring Anushka Shetty south's no 1 actress from south film don no 1
Designed for a most expensive play called BEGAM SAHEBA starring Rahul Roy, Poonam Das gupta, Amit Pachauri etc
Currently designing for Chitrankan films directed by Sooraj Jaiswal associate of Mahesh Bhatt- film title F.O.S.L.A (FRUSTRATED ONE SIDED LOVERS ASSOCIATION) EK TARFA MAJNU PARISHAD.for its new star cast all lead actor are FTII - Pune toppers
The film is based on rock band which performs on socially relevant issues for awareness among masses.
Currently also designing for A.A creations film called "Masti nahi sasti' starring Aryaman with new actress as a main lead with supporting starcast like Johny Lever, Asrani etc.
OPRATIONS - UMAIR operates from his studio based in andheri, which is a workshop equipped with professional staff and organize everything under one roof to supervise quality and finish of the garments
UMAIR had launched his summer collection during the closing ceremony of womenhood celebration at Gold Souk Gurgaon, which was appreciated very well by elite society of Gurgaon and Delhites and was covered widely in print and electronic media and received tremendous response, UMAIR ZAFAR was the only designer from Mumbai who was honoured to conclude the event with his fashion show along with other prominent designers of FDCI. During his visit he tied with Mr. ANIL NANDA for retailing his collection in his store called AN which is located at 1mg, Mehrauli Gurgaon road, where all the top designers of the country showcase their collection.