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ISSUE 08MAN ON THE SCENE

Q&A with Munib Nawaz

Who’s your muse?

MN: Life.

Do you always have to look fashionable?

MN: I don’t. I just like to be myself at the moment.

Where would you like to be in the world right now?

MN: I’d like to be in a castle in Romania that Count Dracula used to live in.

It would be your dream to be stuck in a lift with…

MN: Somebody who is not afraid of the dark. Scarlett Johansson, Kate Winslet or Tina Fey. Maybe all of them.

It would be your nightmare to be stuck in a lift with…

MN: Freddie Krueger or Chucky from Child’s Play.

What was your Plan B?

MN: To go back to my Plan A and make it work.

What would you change about yourself?

MN: Sometimes I feel I wouldn’t change anything. Then there are times I would like to change my ability to see through people.

Describe yourself in three words.

MN: Happy. Driven. Fighter.

What’s the best advice your mom ever gave you?

MN: Patience, persistence and prayers.

Which other designers do you like to wear?

MN: I’m a simple person when it comes to brands. It’s more about what I’m feeling than who I’m buying. Brands that work with me are Armani, All Saints, John Varvatos.

What has inspired your upcoming collection?

MN: The soul, in all its meanings and translations. From music to philosophy. From its origin to its chemical compositions. The collection is called “Sci-piritual” and blends the search of spirituality and science.

Who’s the Munib Nawaz man?

MN: He is a man who knows how to balance life. He is more than what meets the eye. He is driven, accomplished and his pursuit is to live an abundant life. He believes in purpose. He looks like a rock star, feels like royalty and acts like a gentleman.

What’s your favourite Pakistani destination?

MN: I sadly haven’t seen as much of Pakistan as I would like to; that’s still on my to-do list. I actually like all of what I’ve seen so far, whether the beaches in Karachi, the valleys in Kashmir or the agricultural farms in Punjab. There’s still so much more to explore on this subject.

What’s your favourite international destination?

MN: Depends on the mood. Amsterdam, Krabi, New York, London, Romania.

You can always be found at…

MN: My house, my office or my gym. If you can’t find me there, then I don’t want you to be able to find me.

Are you a night owl or a morning walk kind of person?

MN: I used to be a night crawler but a couple of years ago I began to wake up really early and since then, my life has changed for the better. I now believe if I have to beat the day, then I have to get ahead of the day.

Yoga or HIIT?

MN: Both. More HIIT these days. I need to get back to yoga.

What’s the best thing about living in Lahore?

MN: I don’t know. Somebody has to tell me.

What’s the one cause that’s closest to your heart?

MN: Education and entrepreneurship. Both are very important for our society.

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