When spectacular fashion shows were held in the stunning city of Dubai, nobody knew those who worked in the backstage for the shows’ success. But in 2011, ‘Page 3’, a fashion studio, was opened by Unais Mustafa who was one among those who worked backstage. Today, being a young celebrity fashion designer, Unais was recently spotted in the limelight again when he walked the ramp with Karishma Kapoor, for Arab Asia Fashion Week in April early this year.
This gifted designer started off with his career by working for Zara fashion in Dubai as well as by working backstage for many shows including one of Manish Malhotra. Later, he shifted base to Kerala and began working with men and women’s clothing, thus giving birth to his exquisite fashion studio. Situated in Kannur, Page 3 houses a range of designs, his most exclusive being the bridal collections.
In November 2016, Unais was specially invited by Abhil Dev, the organizer of Kerala Fashion League season 4, where the former entranced his audience with the grand finale. Some unique floral designs with an astounding blend of pastel colours left the audience speechless. His objective was to bring a dash of Bollywood to South India by using Priyamani and other celebrities to walk his ramp, while Soha Ali Khan was his showstopper.
The beginning of 2017, the fashion conscious Bangaloreans witnessed a tremendous show by Unais for the Bangalore Fashion Week held in February. The bridal collection- ‘La Mystical Elegance’, was an ensemble of ‘zari’ and ‘zardozi’ designs with a traditional touch. Dark shades such as red, gold and black along with mirror work were used while he walked the ramp with Raima Sen.
His next grand success was when he showcased his ‘Atriya’ collection for the Arab Asia Fashion Week 2017, early this April (Dubai), where Karishma Kapoor turned showstopper. The collection had a regal touch with the usage of heavy jewellery and vivid colours like red, gold and beige. The show started off with the display of light colours and ended up with dark hues of red; Karishma was spotted with a beige and gold combined attire which had an overflowing back.
‘Atriya’ gave Unais the title ‘Best designer of South India’ which led him to his next accomplishment when he flaunted off his marvellous bridal collections for Indian Fashion League in August 2017. The show gave goose bumps to the audience when it started off with ‘Khwaja mere Khwaja’ being played in the background. KoenaMitra was seen walking the ramp with dark yet colourful hues, adding elegance to the entire show.
Hailing from Kannur, the man behind ‘Page 3’ definitely has had an incredible fashion journey. With a mission to revive old Indian designs, Unais is expected to exhibit his wondrous creations in the near future. The fashion potential consumers are eagerly awaiting for his next grand spectacle!