About Riwayat


Riwayat means ‘tradition’ and our young company has been breathing new energy into our ancient culture since we were founded in 2010.  Over the past seven years we have been bringing the best traditions of Pakistan’s textile and fashion industries to new audiences across Europe as well as exposing our audiences to the cutting edge of Pakistan’s most innovative and experimental designers.



Riwayat’s flagship event is Pakistan Fashion Week. We have now produced twelve iconic events in landmark venues in London, Geneva and Prague. Our PFW brand is recognised by audiences across the world thanks to extensive and ever-growing coverage from our media parters, the BBC and leading newspapers and magazines across the world.  


Riwayat are delighted to continue our success this year. 


Come join us and help present Pakistan to a watching world.


Chris East

Co-founder and Executive Director

Chris is a charity fundraising and communications specialist and advises a number of leading UK charities.

e. ceast@riwayat.org.uk   t. +44 (0) 7712 585776

Adnan Ansari

Co-founder and Creative Director

Adnan is an award-winning designer combining a successful TV career with 23 years of fashion experience.

e. aansari@riwyat.org.uk  t. +44 (0) 7789 714440



Abdul Moiz Saddiqui

e.   moizsiddiqui84@yahoo.com  t. +92 331 2448272

Photography by Sarah Saeed


Riwayat Events (SMC-PRIVATE) Ltd Pakistan  

Limited Company No 0111572

11A, Street 38, F-8/1, Islamabad, Pakistan


Riwayat UK

UK Limited Company No 7636399 

60 Merritt Gardens, Surrey KT9 2GY United Kingdom