Whose Lawn is it anyway? – the best of Pakistani high street lawn

High streel lawn Pakistan 2015

It’s the time of the year to embrace everything lawn – the only wearable fabric in the searing heat of summer. It’s light and breezy, soft as silk yet cool enough to wear any time of the day. Designer Lawn may hit the headlines but the best high street lawn is high quality, fashionable, affordable and oh-so-pretty.

High streel lawn Pakistan 2015
Nisha Lawn by Nishat Linen

Pakistani high street lawn 2015
Kayseria Lawn – a contemporary twist on traditional

Designer lawn is gorgeous to be sure. It’s beautifully finished and embroidered and is a great formal option for summer. But it becomes difficult to drop seven grand and up on fabric that you choose to wear daily. We don’t need heavy embroidery and designing for every day wear plus many designer lawns are dry clean only. That’s why high street lawn is the top pick for women. It’s affordable, easy to wash and you can choose from a huge variety of colours and patterns. With online delivery, high street lawn’s got even better.

Gul Ahmed Lawn 2015

 Despite the growing trend of affordable ready to wear kurtas and kameezes, ladies love unstitched, three piece high street lawn. Even though tailors can be difficult at times, nothing beats the fit of a made-to-measure outfit. The great names of textile such as Gul Ahmed, Al Karam, Nishat, Lakhany Silk Mills, Khaadi, Kayseria and Sapphire have extensive lawn campaigns throughout the season. From smooth finishing, washability and lasting colour – we want the best. As we eagerly await their collections, we wonder who’s the best?

Gul Ahmed

One of the leaders in the industry, Gul Ahmed’s Spring Summer 2015 lawn campaign runs the text ‘The Original Lawn’.

gul ahmed the original lawn
Extensive lawn campaigns head out to different corners of the globe for the best photoshoots
Their fabric quality is hands down one of the best in the market, and their fabric colours are long lasting. Gul Ahmed’s lawn collection is tastefully designed to be bright and vibrant.

gul ahmed spring summer collection 2015
Gul Ahmed’s collection is to hits stores this week

Their designs include dupattas of chiffon, swiss voile, chantilly lace and satin silk – suitable for different occasions be it lunch, brunch or a causal day at the office. We’re eagerly awaiting their premium embroidered chiffon collection which is one of the best and their chikankari collection comes in hues of pink and green, ideal for the upcoming summer.

Gul Ahmed Lawn 2015

Al-Karam lawn has always been a favourite among the ladies. They’ve worked with a variety of designers, including Umar Sayeed, and have recently taken on Sania Maskatiya for their designer collection. However, their high street lines are also very good. Like Gul Ahmed, they put out a huge variety of designs and their fabric is top-notch.

al karam lawn fabric
Al Karam lawn launches are always popular


Nishat fabric is known for its durability and high quality. The prices are right on, suitable for bulk buying of their rather stylish designs. Like other top mills, Nishat puts out a huge variety of collections, from florals to abstract designs, meaning that there’s something for everyone.

nishat linen lawn spring collection

With high quality standards and producing one creative design after the other, Nishat lawn is one to watch.

Khaadi’s ready to wear kurtas fly off the shelves as soon as they hit them. It’s impossible to find sizes only two days after the new collections come out, which is almost every other week. The unstitched khaadi lawn does just as well, infact. Women prefer to stitch the khaadi lawn fabric according to their own preference and liking. Plus points for them because it becomes less likely to bump into someone wearing the exact same design as you – something that happens sixteen times a day if you pick the ready to wear khaadi kurtas.

khaadi lawn unstitched fabric
Khaadi Lawn
khaadi fabric unstitched lawn
Khaadi Lawn

Kayseria Lawn 2015
Kayseria Lawn 2015 – preserving traditional arts

Kayseria has made a huge commitment to preserving traditional arts. Ustad Saif-Ur-Rahman is part of their design team and his geometric and biomorphic designs are apparent in Kayseria’s collections. Kayseria’s traditional designs and patterns cater to those wanting a customary classic look but their bright colours and affordable prices also make Kayseria’s unstitched lawn the go-to for younger women. Kayseria’s fabric quality is another reason why Kayseria’s is one of the country’s top lawn brands.

Pakistani high street lawn 2015
Kayseria’s lawn 2015 – breezy and fun

Sapphire has a rather fashionable take on high street. With Khadijah Shah as creative head, Sapphire Lawn is bound to be appealing, despite the fact Khadijah is also doing an Elan lawn collection. Sapphire’s price range has struck everyone’s fancy along with their high quality and creative designs.

sapphire lawn fabric
Never to compromise on quality, Sapphire fabric has the wearability factor right down to a tee
There are a host of other high street brands from Pareesa Lawn by Chen One to Classic Lawn, which has brilliant fabric despite being one of the lesser-known names in the lawn market. With so many brands and so many different collections, another benefit of high street lawn is that it looks more unique than popular designer lawn prints. You will always find cheap replicas of the most popular prints and a host of your friends may buy the same original designer lawn joras, but you are less likely to run into anyone wearing the same high street print.

There are plenty of options to choose from. Sometimes too many. At the end of the hot day, the fabric that is light to wear, light on the pocket and looks great wins.

By Manaal Khalid

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