Elan is one of the hottest designer houses out of Pakistan. Creative Director and Founder, Khadija Shah, is nothing short of gifted. In a short period of time, I’ve watched elan rise as one of the leading designer houses mentioned when discussing the best of the best of Pakistan and beyond.

Elan pieces are ethereal and exquisite. Each ensemble is hand-crafted on delicate fabrics with intricate designs and detail. It takes several months to complete one bridal dress, but they are nothing short of spectacular. While elan is one of many outstanding designers out of Pakistan (given Pakistan’s history of producing creative genius’s), Khadija Shah has established an international reputation as one of the leading designer houses in  quality and style.

I recently wore Elan for a religious holiday and can attest to the meticulous detail that went into it – from cut, seamless finish, to a perfected bodice that was visible on a ready-to-wear piece from the pret collection.

South Asians are fortunate to be able to shop for traditional wear online. My outfit arrived to my front door in 3 days flat.  Take a look for yourself:


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