By Fareeha Qayoom
nila needs no introduction. She is one of the most qualified, technically sound and brilliant people our textile industry has ever produced. She has been and continues to be many things to many people—a designer, (all aspects of design, from textile, apparel and sweater patterns design to graphic design to furniture design, she’s done it all), a teacher (NCA and Pakistan School of Fashion Design), a sweater designer turned product manager (Ammar Textiles, Nabila Enterprises), merchandiser turned brand manager (Levi Strauss & Co). She is also technically qualified to grade technical specifications, make and correct a pattern, and stitch a mean garment, not to mention she understands the knitting structures from one end of machine to the other!
Anila moved to USA this year. Currently she lives and works in Dallas. ■
This article was originally published in the print edition of the “The Knit-Xtyle Fashion Review,” Tkfr issue 11, 2001