Who is he?
Hats are hard to pull off, but Karachi-based, Adnan Malik knows how to wear them well. Ever since he came back from New York in 2005, he’s donned many different ones and pulled off each with equal panache. He’s worn a sexy shirt or two for the Levis campaign, tuxedoed himself to host the Lux Style Awards, and has been putting his creativity to work as the video producer for Coke Studio. As a film-maker, his projects have been shown at Sundance and won awards at the Kara Film Festival and Delhi Digital Film Festival. But the hat that he wears most prominently is that of director for his boutique production company Adnan Malik Productions (AMP).
What you didn’t know about him
Malik once owned a tee-shirt company called ‘Urban Turban’ in New York. He used to sell them from his stoop front in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The tees became so popular that they made it to Patricia Fields (Stylist for “Sex & the City”). Malik is also a yoga fanatic — he’s been practising it for the last 10 years. We like that he’s toned not bulky and won’t put his biceps ahead of his belle de jour.
His dream girl
Someone who is independent, well-travelled, adventurous, with a fantastic sense of humour, and has a nice balance of home-making skills and career-focus.
Natalie Portman and Jessica Pare of “Mad Men” fame.
Published in The Express Tribune, Ms T, July 29th, 2012.