ABOUT

Abdul Halder was born in the city of joy - Kolkata, India. He was brought up in Kanpur and in his formative years itself, had always wished to be a fashion designer. He started designing at the age of 19. He received professional education in his field at the Pearl Academy of Fashion and it is after graduating from there that his true ambitions came to life.

After completing his education, Abdul Halder worked as a designer for Deja Vu under Sanjay Malhotra and then moved to Milan in 2003. Internationally he worked for Italian fashion house, SB Italia and took in the fashion and cultural atmosphere. During the second half of 2006 he returned to India to establish himself professionally at Lakme Fashion Week in October in the Generation Next category of designers. He presented a range of white weddings gowns in his first show at Lakme Fashion week. Also having won an award from Hindustan Times for the youngest achiever in fashion design he went on to present collections for 11 seasons at Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week and Lakme Fashion Week. It is during this period that he got an opportunity to present his collection at the United Nations headquarters in New York during July 2008. But this wasn’t the only exciting and nerve wrecking moment in his life. Another milestone in his life that propelled him to fame was designing for the late ‘King of Pop,’ Michael Jackson. The opportunity to design a collection for Mr. Jackson came through his pianist Miss Roberta Swedien , a legendary classical musician. She assigned his team and him the task for designing a whole range inspired by Indian Maharajas’ for him.

NOT JUST FASHION

Celebrity fashion designer, Abdul Halder conducted a fashion show in United Nations, New York with ensembles produced by rescued women scavengers of Rajasthan.

In 2008, Abdul Halder collaborated with Nai Disha, a skill development and vocational training center by Sulabh International (an NGO working on sanitation issues across the globe), to train and mentor these women in the art of embroidery and stitching. The purpose was to provide these women a chance to give up scavenging by empowering them with skills to conduct an alternative source of livelihood. With Nai Disha’s support, Abdul handpicked 100 under privileged women and tutored them on dyeing, tailoring, stitching and embroidering clothes with embellishments. He invited them to his factories in Delhi, where the women learnt to work with silk, satin, net and cotton fabrics for over 4 months to create 104 exquisite ensembles – saris, salwar kameezes and western silhouettes for both men and women. Along with being their coach, Abdul also played the role of God-father, who had to convince the families of these women amidst strong resistance from them, that rehabilitation is for everyone’s benefit.

Says Neetu Goyal, 30, a rescued human scavenger, "I consider this my rebirth. When I came here, I was a broken woman bearing the scars of my past indignities, earning a paltry Rs300 per month from a job which everybody derided. But now I earn up to Rs6,000 through embroidery and stitching. My family is very proud of me!" Ever since then Abdul has been coaching under privileged women the art and handicraft of embroidery and embellishments on clothing.


AS SEEN ON


Michael Jackson

Kangana Ranaut

Radhika Apte

Atif Aslam

Genelia D'souza

Rahul Dev

Anushka Sharma

Esha Gupta

Sonu Sood

Amrita Arora

Illeana D'cruz

Surveen Chawla

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CONTACT



     @abdulhalderdesigns
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     query@abdulhalder.com

ABOUT

Abdul Halder was born in the city of joy - Kolkata, India. He was brought up in Kanpur and in his formative years itself, had always wished to be a fashion designer. He started designing at the age of 19. He received professional education in his field at the Pearl Academy of Fashion and it is after graduating from there that his true ambitions came to life.

After completing his education, Abdul Halder worked as a designer for Deja Vu under Sanjay Malhotra and then moved to Milan in 2003. Internationally he worked for Italian fashion house, SB Italia and took in the fashion and cultural atmosphere. During the second half of 2006 he returned to India to establish himself professionally at Lakme Fashion Week in October in the Generation Next category of designers. He presented a range of white weddings gowns in his first show at Lakme Fashion week. Also having won an award from Hindustan Times for the youngest achiever in fashion design he went on to present collections for 11 seasons at Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week and Lakme Fashion Week. It is during this period that he got an opportunity to present his collection at the United Nations headquarters in New York during July 2008. But this wasn’t the only exciting and nerve wrecking moment in his life. Another milestone in his life that propelled him to fame was designing for the late ‘King of Pop,’ Michael Jackson. The opportunity to design a collection for Mr. Jackson came through his pianist Miss Roberta Swedien , a legendary classical musician. She assigned his team and him the task for designing a whole range inspired by Indian Maharajas’ for him.

NOT JUST FASHION

Celebrity fashion designer, Abdul Halder conducted a fashion show in United Nations, New York with ensembles produced by rescued women scavengers of Rajasthan.

In 2008, Abdul Halder collaborated with Nai Disha, a skill development and vocational training center by Sulabh International (an NGO working on sanitation issues across the globe), to train and mentor these women in the art of embroidery and stitching. The purpose was to provide these women a chance to give up scavenging by empowering them with skills to conduct an alternative source of livelihood. With Nai Disha’s support, Abdul handpicked 100 under privileged women and tutored them on dyeing, tailoring, stitching and embroidering clothes with embellishments. He invited them to his factories in Delhi, where the women learnt to work with silk, satin, net and cotton fabrics for over 4 months to create 104 exquisite ensembles – saris, salwar kameezes and western silhouettes for both men and women. Along with being their coach, Abdul also played the role of God-father, who had to convince the families of these women amidst strong resistance from them, that rehabilitation is for everyone’s benefit.

Says Neetu Goyal, 30, a rescued human scavenger, "I consider this my rebirth. When I came here, I was a broken woman bearing the scars of my past indignities, earning a paltry Rs300 per month from a job which everybody derided. But now I earn up to Rs6,000 through embroidery and stitching. My family is very proud of me!" Ever since then Abdul has been coaching under privileged women the art and handicraft of embroidery and embellishments on clothing.

AS SEEN ON


Michael Jackson

Kangana Ranaut

Radhika Apte

Atif Aslam

Genelia D'souza

Rahul Dev

Anushka Sharma

Esha Gupta

Sonu Sood

Amrita Arora

Illeana D'cruz

Surveen Chawla

MEDIA COVERAGE



CONTACT



     @abdulhalderdesigns
     fb.com/halderabdul
     query@abdulhalder.com