Status: Married to Fatima Zaman
Born: Lahore, Pakistan
Birthday: 11th September, 1984
Who is he?
This angel-faced young man is barely a newcomer to the world of glitz and glamour! As the son of Hamid Zaman, founder of the retail brand Bareeze and Creative Director of Kayseria, Waleed is a regular at every major fashion event and is well on his way to conquering the world of Pakistani prêt wear. With an immaculate sense of fashion and a uniquely refined and intellectual persona, Waleed reminds us of a Disney prince and we can’t help but want to be whisked off into ‘happily ever after’ by him. But unfortunately, Waleed is happily married to his college sweetheart Fatima and a doting father to a baby son but hey… a girl can dream, right?
Why we love him
Coming from a family of artists (his mother is a trained classical vocalist!) with a double degree in Traditional Architecture and Manuscript Illumination from London, Waleed has the blood of an artisan with a deep love and understanding of aesthetics and beauty. But mind you, his expertises are not restricted to just fashion though; he is equally as knowledgeable when it comes to politics, history, Islam and pretty much any other topic. His well-read and cultured upbringing is evident in the eloquent manner in which he speaks. Add that to his boyish charm and you have the ideal chocolate boy!
What is outstanding about Waleed is that despite all the success he has achieved, he remains humble to the core. Spiritual and thirsty for knowledge, Waleed likes to study religion and culture and draws inspiration from both. But there is a fun side to him as well: Waleed is passionate about motorbikes and hopes to ride a bike all the way up to the gorgeous northern areas, particularly Skardu, someday.
What you didn’t know about him
Waleed is extremely indecisive when it comes to making small decisions in daily life, such as what to eat for breakfast.
Waleed is an idealist and feels that the human race could change the universe if all the hate could be removed from the world. Can’t say we don’t agree.
Ever the family-man, Waleed says his favourite place to hangout is his home! Also, he likes to bite his son — out of affection, of course! So ladies… Is your heart melting yet? Ours is!
Published in The Express Tribune, Ms T, July 14th, 2013.