The vault: Mahin Hussain

The creative designer and owner of Mahin Hussain Accessories talks about the most treasurable bags in her collection!

How and when did you become interested in handbags?

I was a fresh graduate from an art college in 2002. I was armed with optimism, enthusiasm and the fervour essential for a new beginning. The desire to highlight issues in our society was strong. To me, handbags seemed to be an ideal medium to express my views.

What are your favourite handbags?

From my past collections: ‘The Fat Satchel’, ‘Lahore Lahore Aye Tote’, ‘Sequinned Flag Clutch’ and also the ‘Black Bird Love’.

Is there any bag you are emotionally attached to and why?

The Mahin Hussain ‘Sequinned Flag Clutch’. This is a bag that according to me should be worth more than the price tag. I designed this clutch in 2010 when there was great political instability. Many people had started migrating to foreign lands, there was uncertainty and spirits of the average Pakistani were low. To me, this clutch is a reminder of our national pride and an effort to instil hope and confidence in all of us. It has been carried by some great women in our country like the two-time Oscar winner, Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy and the Pakistani Representative to the United Nations, Maleeha Lodhi.

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Is there anything on your radar that you want to get in the future?

I’m eagerly waiting for my summer 2017 bag collection to come out, just in time for Ramazan. I am a believer of legendary style icon, Iris Apfel’s philosophy: more is more, less is a bore. I have some exciting bags coming out soon!

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The vault: Mahin Hussain

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