Grana Khan’s aesthetic vision is daring, playful, and imaginatively detailed. Her adventurous arrangements are carefully executed in her newly launched women’s clothing line, Le Grana.
Born and raised in Dubai, the vibrant hub of cultural exchange between East and the West, Grana has long been familiar with the way different values and visual tastes mix to create something beautiful. Moving to Toronto in 2004, she has since obtained a certificate from Ryerson University’s Styling and Fashion Communications, followed by a Fashion Design diploma from the International Academy of Design and Technology.
Grana’s designs are inspired by her travels through major metropolitans around the world, from the radiant streets of Pakistan to the mighty skyscrapers of New York City.
Her collections start with bold and muted colors, are accentuated with ornate embroideries or sequins, and finished with elegant lines, sharp cuts, and sheer shapes. She loves prints, colours and texture, which is something to expect in her future collections.
Grana has experience in Toronto and Dubai’s fashion scenes. She has interned for Romona Keveza and for Maison/ Beatrice Holloway. She did volunteer work for NADA and Greta Contantine during LG fashion week. In Dubai she did a styling internship for Ahlan! magazine, the UAE equivalent of Hello!
All of Le Grana garments are made with care and love and produced in the Le Grana studio. Le Grana is selling and has sold in many boutiques. These include: Harvey Nichols (Dubai), S*uce Boutique (Abu Dhabi & Dubai), Valleydez Boutique (Dubai), www.notjustalabel.com and www.gnossem.com.
Granas experience doesn’t stop at design. She also worked for renowned UAE based e-tailer Namshi.com which opened her eyes to the buying world where she discovered a world of opportunity. She was in charge of private label designing and wholesale. She also got the opportunity to travel to world famous Magic Trade Fair in Las Vegas. This gave her the confidence, passion and great idea to combine design and wholesale and start a Toronto based online boutique. Noticing that it is difficult to find great women’s clothing that is not mass produced in Toronto, Grana is trying to fill the gaps.
“Every experience has taught me so much, and has molded me into the person I am. It is an exciting life when you do what you love and other people love it as well. It makes all the hard work worth it,” Grana says of her experiences.