Winter coats and shawls collection review

The Nishat Line winter apparel has multiple 3-piece and 2-piece eastern suiting designs that are the epitome of sophistication and elegance. Their collections embody the traditional eastern ethnic Pakistani fashion beloved by ladies of all ages.

 They have over 400 designs in total just for the winter season in wool, linen, pashmina and velvet shawls ranging from casual to semi-formal to wedding wear variety. All the shawls in each collection are 2.5-meters long ideal for draping over and around the body in winter. 

The following list is a compilation of all the different winter shawl collections available at Nishat Linen:

Woven Shawl 

The woven shawl is paired with dyed yarn and karandi fabric that is ideal for the harsh winter climate of Northern Pakistan. It has embroidery designs in floral motifs used to embellish the neckline, sleeves and daman of the shirt.

 The collection has incorporated pinstripes, butterflies, checkered patterns, delicately embossed in self motifs in their shawls along with traditional landscape and textile prints in geometric patterns influenced by old traditional handicraft regional designs to decorate the shirts.

The colors are a subtle range of greys, dark tones and pastels. There are some statement embroidered shirts that have the front and back panel covered in complimenting threadwork matching the woven shawl.  There are contrasting color compositions that allow the shawls to be worn separately with other shirts or as a stand-alone statement piece potentially pairable with shirt and jeans. You can explore Nishat Linen Shawl Collection at

Printed Mix Wool Shawl

The 3-piece suit design has karandi fabric shirt and shalwar paired with a printed mixed wool shawl that has a running repeated motif influenced by quilted textile motifs. Elegant and classic in their wide and 2.5-meter long length, they are heavily printed with many different graphic elements.

These motifs look like digital embroideries that are multi-colored and spread all over the shawl. The shirt and shalwar are kept simple with a solid base color and single colored embroidery that complements the printed woollen shawl.

Printed Pashmina Shawl

The ethereal 3-piece traditional suiting for women is considered the ultimate festive wear in the country. The luxurious pashmina has levels of quality from the handwoven super expensive pieces sold exclusively by master artisans to more mainstream readily available versions of the classic design sold in combination with karandi suits. The printed pashmina by Nishat Linen takes the soft to touch fabric and pairs it with fine digital printing that elevates the overall design of the 3-piece suit.

The perfectly matched shawl uses contrasting heavily printed motifs to complement the running more spread out motif on the shirt and sleeves. These shawls have heavily decorated panels and borders that drape over the body creating structure and volume to the shirt design. Floral bunches of different flowers and vines, large and intricate paisleys, bold geometric shapes in combination with floral motifs are used to create these complex tapestries of designs. 

Printed Linen Shawl 

Lightweight and easy to carry these 2.5-meter linen shawls have various colour compositions in dark to neon colours with large borders to give structure to the design. The fun running lines and textile motifs range from large to small that add flair and drama to the 2-piece suit. These prints look like intricate threadwork in multicoloured motifs from afar. Their handcrafted quality is what makes them classic and traditional in design, the shawl is paired with an unstitched fabric of 3 meters with the same design concept.  

Printed Silk Wool Shawl

There are a total of 10 designs in these sophisticated silk wool shawl suits, that have dark tones, beige, purple and rust that are ideal for the fall season. The lightweight silk-wool shawl is perfect for chilly evenings and fancy dinners. The prints are intricate reflections of threadwork embroideries with Afghanistani motifs made with lines, panels, paisleys and architectural elements. 

Embroidered Shawl 

The luxurious 14 embroidered shawl designs have both heavily embellished to lightly decorated threadwork designs. These 3-piece suits are pure in their traditional design philosophy as they embody the classic threadwork concept that highlights embroidery with using a solid base colour for the shirt. The embellishment on the shawl matches the shirt without repeating the same motif entirely. The neckline and front panel have statement embroidered work in silk thread that shines and looks handcrafted. The intricacy of the design and high-quality weaving of the design is flawless. 

Luxury Velvet Shawls 

Velvet fabric is considered to be the fabric of royalty in both the east and west, the warm soft texture of the fabric makes it ideal for winter wedding wear. These statement velvet shawls are great for wedding suits made in breathable lightweight fabrics such as chiffon, organza, silk and cotton net. The velvet shawl is heavily embellished with gold and zarri threadwork with stonework making it standalone wedding wear. Ladies can either create their own shirt and pants with the shawl or buy it to keep themselves warm with clothes from their eveningwear wardrobe. 

About the author;

This article was written by guest author Rajveer Singh.