Profile of Maheen Khan

Maheen Khan

Facts

Full Name: Maheen Khan
Role: Fashion Designer
Born:
Occupation: Entrepreneur, fashion designer.
Education: Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), Textiles, Otis College of Art and Design.

Career

Maheen Khan is a well-known pioneer in the Bangladesh design industry, having created the market for prêt-a-porter garments featuring local traditional designs. She founded and is the managing director of Mayasir Limited, a fashion house whose innovative designs reflect contemporary interpretations of indigenous Bangladeshi style. Her goal is to put Bangladesh's rich heritage on the global fashion map, while providing support to over 3,000 rural artisans working in textiles, jewelry, and other fashion accessories.

Fashion Shows

Bridal Asia Show 2008.

Achievements

She writes a regular column on design and heritage crafts for the Daily Star Bangladesh, and is the founding chair of Arts Council Dhaka, which advocates for and promotes long neglected Bengal art. She is a 2012 Eisenhower Fellow.

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