Alina Anwar Khan is a Dubai-based fashion designer. Originally from Pakistan Khan studied in London before starting her own label Alina Anwar Couture in Dubai. Khan creates pieces that are designed to capture the identity of women, while allowing them to shine with strength and sophistication.
Khan has just unveiled her second couture collection. Featuring crispy white modest pieces decorated with iridescent sequins and fathers trims.
The pieces attract the light and are romantic and feminine. The seventeen-piece collection was made of the finest fabrics from Europe and consists of sweeping gowns and cocktail dresses.
We caught up with Alina over a Morning Coffee to talk all things fashion.
Five things we learnt from our chat with Alina:
Her first memory of fashion was making a dress for her mother
She said: “I remember I made a dress for my mum. It was a beige gown with embellishments and I remember when she wore it is was a magical moment for me because she’s the person that I look up to so much.”
She thinks the fashion industry in the UAE has shown tremendous growth over the past few years
The designer told us; “UAE brands are appreciated all around the world and I think it’s a very positive move.”
There’s still a lot she wants to achieve
The designer shared her thoughts on this “I think my biggest achievement is yet to come. I have achieved a lot right now but there’s still a long way to go.” She wants to challenge herself with every collection and grow internationally.
She always wants to stay grounded
This is highlighted in her personal motto which is; “I believe never let success go to your head and never let failure go to your heart.”
She never says no
“I think you shouldn’t say no to anything you should be open to everything and you shouldn’t be afraid to try something new because that’s how you learn. Mistakes are part of your growth process and you should be open to everything.”