As Basma Abu Ghazaleh launches her very first resort collection for Kage, we get to know the designer behind a label that is praised for laid-back aesthetic infused with androgyny, effortlessness and imagination.
What’s the first thing you do when you get up in the morning?
Check my phone
Three items you can’t live without?
Under eye concealer, an over sized shirt and chocolate.
Complete the sentence, I’m happy when…
I’m surrounded by my family and friends.
What do you love the most about your job?
Apart from designing, the challenge to grow my business year after year.
Where do you love to hang out in Dubai?
When the weather is just right, you can find me relaxing at the beach.
What do you do to relax and unwind?
For me relaxing is enjoying a day with zero commitments.
What really annoys you?
If you could give your younger self one piece of advice, what would it be?
Did you have a plan B career path?
No, designing was what I felt was my calling and I couldn’t imagine doing anything else.
Who would you like to be stuck on a desert island with?
My little nephew.
What’s your personal motto?
Practice what you preach.
How do you want the world to remember you?
As someone who was passionate about what she did and dared to dream big!
Shop the resort collection from December.