Nasir Mazhar is a milliner living and working in London. Originally trained as a hairstylist at Vidal Sassoon, Mazhar moved away from hairdressing after undertaking an evening class in hat making. After working on Kylie Minogue’s ‘Showgirls’ tour, Mazhar worked as a theatrical hatter for two years with Mark Wheeler. He has since worked on productions with Rambert Dance Company, The Royal Opera House, The Globe Theatre, National Theatre and Barbican amongst others. Mazhar’s work has featured on the cover of Roisin Murphy’s 2007 ‘Overpowered’ album and worn by Madonna on the cover of Dazed & Confused magazine in April 2008. Mazhar has collaborated with Nicola Formichetti for Another Man, and Stylist Thom Murphy and photographer Benjamin Alexander Huseby for i-D magazine. He has also created hats for London designers Gareth Pugh and Henry Holland. In 2008 Mazhar was awarded NewGen sponsorship from Topshop and the British Fashion council for the first time.
- Davies, Hywel; ‘100 New Fashion Designers’ Laurence King Publishers September 2008.