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Ammar Belal

Lecturer, Sustainability Management

Ammar is the founding partner of “ONE432,” an "Equal-Share" design philosophy that matches every dollar earned with a dollar donated from each transaction to its Artisans while sustaining an indigenous shoemaking craft. He continues to serve a select New York 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. 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 streetwear which evolved into Pakistan’s first luxury menswear label and expanded to five 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). His graduate collection earned him a place as a key faculty member within the Parsons Design community which only accepts 18 talents in each cohort. Ammar's transdisciplinary narrative of teaching in both programs (BFA/MFA Fashion and BBA Business) is part of an evolving vision to explore the harmony between design, critical awareness, and social entrepreneurship.