AIISHA RAMADAN is a Lebanese fashion designer based in the United Arab Emirates, who launched her own clothing brand in 2006.
She has won a number of prestigious awards such as Young Designer of the Year by Swarovski, named one of 30 Most Awesome Women in the Arab World in 2009 by Arabian Woman Magazine and won the Gr8! Women Achiever Awards in 2011. Global brands from different segments including beauty and technology have trusted and partnered with the designer on internationally recognized projects, making her one of the most influential woman from the Middle East. Her most recent partnership is with Dhamani, one of the most successful businesses in the international jewelery industry, as well as supporting the leading make up and beauty brand Shiseido in launching their A/W’15 product range.
The AIISHA RAMADAN label is the epitome of modern design. The beautiful crafted garments speak to the feminine woman across the world. Celebrities such as Jennifer Lopez, Nicole Scherzinger, Christina Aguilera, Charlize Theron and Paris Hilton have adopted the label, which has gained international popularity for its elegant, yet sultry look.
Behind each AIISHA RAMADAN collection are the fruits of self-reflection, that resulted in bridging Ramadan’s passion for extravagant couture with her own personal style, spontaneous attitude and consistent love of life.
As an influential woman, emphasis is on individuality, freedom of expression, self-acceptance and celebration, all portrayed in the usage of high-quality materials, clean lines with layered details - simple, refined, elegant, effortless and timeless.
Ramadan’s past collections have focused more on couture pieces, however Ready to Wear is now the main direction for the AIISHA RAMADAN brand. Ramadan felt that it was important to create collections that allowed her to reach a wider audience and showcase her more contemporary signature.
This blog is about Aiisha's personal fashion journey and her own perspective experiencing everything beautiful.
When I saw pictures of SAMI AMIN bags and accessories, I couldn’t make up my mind on whether I’ll love them or I’ll pass. Don’t get me wrong, the designs themselves are beautiful and seemed to be rustic. With all honesty, while I’m quite hasty in passing on my judgement on products I see in photos, SAMI AMIN’s left me waiting for more. So I took my chance and made an order from his ‘Sky Collection’ inspired by the Nut, the Egyptian sky goddess.
While I present to you the full range and story before my latest Fall 2016 from my brand AIISHA, I’m getting ready to visit New York for the first time ever to meet buyers and present to them my SS 2017.
I’ll leave that till another post. Now I’d like to tell you about the story and inspiration behind my Fall 2016 collection ‘Senses’. Just like its name, this collection is really about my 5 senses. If you’ve noticed, I’m rarely inspired by a building or an artist. Maybe one day I … Read more...
Tell me what’s your favorite restaurant in Dubai, I’ll tell you about mine
For the past few years, Dubai has hosted some of the top restaurants in town with a variety catering to different cuisines and budgets. If you’re visiting the UAE, or wish to take someone out for a treat, a must go to restaurant in Dubai is R Trader. R Trader describes itself as the restaurant that will offer you the ultimate harmony of modern British cuisine with a sophisticated lounge and cosmopolitan menu. However, when I think about it, all I can think of are palettes of … Read more...
The first time I fell in love with pearls, was when I was introduced to Coco Chanel. Then I watched the movie Julie & Julia and was determined to upgrade my style by wearing a traditional pearl necklace. My wish came true a few weeks later when I received a pearl necklace from my husband for my birthday.
I love that necklace, I love its weight on me, its timeless grace. I love that pearls instantly associate my style with elegance. From there on, I kept an eye on pearl combinations and so I personally fell in love with combining … Read more...
I write to like-minded women. A lot of men too actually, but regardless of the gender, we have pretty common busy lifestyles where our schedules are overbooked let alone our worries on what to wear for day and what to wear for dinner. While many people have their different takes on how to dress from day to night, I love to see my fashion line AIISHA as one that addresses this exact need with its huge range of chic looks that are classic yet bold.
Its a topic I love so much because it feels like I’ve mastered it due … Read more...