Founding Partner, ONE432
Ammar is the founding partner of “ONE432”; an "Equal-Share" design philosophy, that matches Every $ Earned with a $ Donated, from each transaction, to its Artisans while sustaining an indigenous shoemaking craft. He continues to serve a select NY clientele with his, “Custom Design - Not Just Tailored”, eponymous menswear label.
Ammar was the first individual from the entire South Asia/Middle East region to attend the Parsons MFA Fashion program, accepting only 18 talents in each cohort. His graduate collection earned him a place as a key faculty member within the Parsons Design community. Ammar's trans-disciplinary narrative of teaching in both programs (BFA/MFA Fashion, BBA Business) is part of an evolving vision to explore the harmony between Design, Critical Awareness, and Social Entrepreneurship.
His multicultural articulation of design is a realization of his upbringing in Boston, Geneva, and Lahore (Pakistan). Descending from a family that pioneered manufacturing in Pakistan, he started his career by launching a Bespoke Denim label, which deciphered traditional couture techniques into street-wear; which evolved into Pakistan’s first luxury Menswear label expanding to 5 flagship stores across the country. Ammar Belal Menswear has won national design awards for “Best Emerging Talent”, “Best Original Song” and “Best Menswear” while being highlighted in the international media. (WWD, Vogue India, Guardian).