EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with Saudi Designer Razan Alazzouni...
Razan Alazzouni is a Saudi Designer that dressed many young Hollywood celebrities such as Paris Hilton, Ashley Tisdale, Emma Roberts, kelsey Chow, Kelly Osbourne, and the list goes on...
This is my EXCLUSIVE interview with the up-and-coming designer...
F:When did you know that fashion was a part of your life?
R:I think I have known it ever since I was a child. When I was three, I would choose my own clothes and go shopping with my mom for outfits I thought I would look great in. I am lucky my mother let me dress the way I wanted to; even though at the time, like many 3 year olds, I loved anything that was shinny! Lets just say I wore a lot of metallic gold!
F:What inspires you?
R:So many things inspire me. I love art, and art history. I always look for inspiration in the art history books, I try my best to read a lot of them. I also am inspired by natural elements such as light and water... Reflections fascinate me.
F:10 years from now, what do you want your line to be known for?
R:10 years from now I would like my line to be known for its quality and uniqueness. My aim is that a Razan Alazzouni piece will be considered an art piece that isn’t seasonal. An article of clothing you will always want to wear.
F:Your line has a hip prêt-a-porter look...Will you be adding a couture line in the future?
R:I already have a couture line. That is actually how I started. And every season, I create one or two couture dresses for private clients.
F:Do you have an ideal customer in mind for your line?
R:My ideal customer is a strong, ambitious, and confident woman that reflects her personality in her style and the way she carries herself.
F:Are you inspired by vintage clothing or old films?
R:I love old Hollywood movies. I think the 40s was such an amazing decade for fashion!
F:Who are your favorite designers?
R:I have so many! My all time favorite is Givenchy and Riccardo tisci! I also love the style of the house of Christian Dior.
F:What makes a woman chic?
R:Her posture... No matter what a woman is wearing, if she carries herself well she will always be seen as chic.
F:Who's your style icon? (You can list more than one)
R:Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn, Lina Alafrangi (my mother), and Giovanna Battaglia.
F:Describe your perfect day?
R:My perfect day would be lying on the beach with an amazing novel in my hand.
F:List 3 items that are always present in your bag?
R:My Hermes notebook, my wallet, and a sewing kit in case of an emergency!
F:Blogs are very 'in' these days, do you follow any fashion blogs?
R:Blogs are very in! I follow many .
F:Where can we find your clothes in Riyadh, Dubai, or Doha?
R:We usually do private viewings for clients in the cities you mentioned. As for Our fall collection, we are negotiating with different boutiques that we will announce later.
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