Guest Post on The Style Line: A Girl Abroad: Lahore's Layers of Culture and Design

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This is an excerpt of an article that Shannon contributed to The Style Line on September 9, 2015.  View the full article here!

After six weeks of being away, I am finally back in Lahore, a place that has started to feel like my second home.

I have been traveling to Pakistan extensively for the last six years, but it is only recently that I have developed a fascination for this city that calls itself its nation’s cultural capital. It is monsoon season, so there is a cool breeze and everything is green and lush. The air smells crisp and fresh.

The main reason I’m in town this weekend is to work on the development and production of the winter capsule collection for Victoria Road, an ethical fashion brand I co-founded a few years ago. For this collection, we are collaborating with Natalia Naveed, a veteran of one of the large fashion houses in Pakistan who has just launched her own brand. We are thrilled to be working with her to bring her design vision to the U.S. market!

Before getting to work, I decided to spend some time exploring this historic city. Somehow I managed to convince, Mohtshim, our Lahore-based Director of Logistics, and Sana our Ambassador for Brand Communications to wake up early and join me on my excursion. We climbed to the highest point of the Lahore Fort just in time to watch the sunrise. A rose colored glow enveloped our ancient surroundings…  

Read the rest of Shannon Grewer's article for The Style Line here!


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