you & me
Hassan Sheheryar Yasin, popularly known as HSY, needs no introduction. A salutatorian graduate of the Pakistan School of Fashion Design (in 2000), HSY is auxiliary with the La Chambre Syndicale De La Couture Parisienne in France. As an ace designer and choreographer, he has already made his name in the fashion world and with his TV show ‘Tonight with HSY’ he has established his credibility as a fine host too. According to Hassan, who has been choreographing shows since 1994, coming into showbiz was more of a natural transition. These days he is busy working on a lot of different projects. Let’s see what are the likes & dislikes of this man with an incessant energy...
How many fashion shows/TV shows you have done so far?
I have done countless shows and my show ‘Tonite with HSY’ has gone into its 5th season.
What is your most memorable fashion show to-date?
‘Mohabbat Nama’ - celebrating 24 years of my passion was a very special show for me.
Is designing your passion or a way of making money?
What is your TV show all about?
It’s a fabulous talk show. I invite members of the fashion and entertainment world and we talk about everything. So my fans can learn about the little details of their favourite celebrities.
How do you think it is different from the other shows?
Most of the guests are my friends and people I have known for many years. So, yes, it changes the entire dynamics of the show.
Your favourite international label:
Your favourite photographer:
What do you usually wear in daily life?
I like keeping it smart casual usually jeans, chinos, t-shirts and button down shirts.
One thing you like best about yourself:
Your most irritating habit:
Being a perfectionist
What is one product you cannot do without?
You don’t like people who are...
Anyone with no passion
You always feel happy in the company of...
You are afraid of...
Losing my passion
Being with my family
What is the secret of your relentless energy?
Passion for my work
Your most valuable possession:
My creative drive
What’s your favourite restaurant?
Your all-time favourite movie:
Are you shopaholic?
What bores you the most?
People who have nothing to say
You are crazy about...
Among your friends you are known as...
The best company
Are you a social person or a loner?
Your exercise regimen:
Gym, two hours every day.
Things you can’t live without would be....
Passion, water, music, travel, air.
What’s your favourite holiday destination?
If you had access to a time machine which era would you revisit?
I would definitely visit the ‘50s and ‘80s considering it had great music; fashion was rather distinct with a feeling of realness and rawness to it.
Coffee shops or Dhabaas:
What do you think this country needs the most?
What’s the last thing you bought?
An iPad for my mother
First thing you do when you wake up in the morning?
Check my phone.
When I am not working I am usually...
The most important relationship lesson you have learnt so far...
Family comes first.
The best gift you have ever received:
Time from loved ones.
The best thing that’s been said about you...
That I’m unstoppable.
The biggest misconception about you...
That I am arrogant.
How do you like to spend your Sundays?
At home with my mom.
What’s your favourite breakfast food?
What do you like most about your job as a host?
The fact that I get to meet all my friends on a different platform.
Where do you see yourself and your show in 5 years?
Bigger, better and international.
If you weren’t doing what you are doing today... you would be...