For Spring/Summer 2019, Amal Al Mulla from Bahrain, created a collection that stems from travel. Expect hues inspired by the horizons, remote mountain ranges, and crystal blue skies and shop it on Moda Operandi.
Below, we grab a couple of macchiato’s and get to know the designer a little bit better.
What’s the first thing you do when you get up in the morning?
I like to get in a 10-minute meditation to start my day fresh and on a positive note before the noise of the world sets in.
Three items you can’t live without?
My phone, water bottle, and my planner.
Complete the sentence, I’m happy when…
I’m out in nature and feel inspired.
What do you love the most about your job?
The creative aspect, I love that more than it being a job, it’s an outlet for my thoughts and ideas, and I get to interpret myself through the work that I do, it’s very therapeutic in a way.
Where do you love to hang out in Dubai?
Lately, I love going to Maison Assouline, it’s been a really inspiring place to just spend your day in.
What do you do to relax and unwind?
Turn off anything technology related and try to be in the present of things, I’ve been enjoying the quiet space of immersing myself in a good book.
What really annoys you?
If you could give your younger self one piece of advice, what would it be?
To listen to your heart, follow your own path with conviction and never doubt yourself in the process. We’re so much more capable than we think.
Did you have a plan B career path?
My plan was always to do something in the design field. So if I didn’t pursue fashion as a career I would have definitely done something else within the same field of creating.
Who would you like to be stuck on a desert island with?
I would probably like to be stuck with a library of books and good music to listen too. I think that’s all I’ll need.
What book are you reading at the moment?
A Return To Love by Marianne Williamson
What is your happy place?
My car at 5AM when the world is still quiet and I’m driving with really good music on.
What’s your personal motto?
Embrace all that is you.
How do you want the world to remember you?
As a person who isn’t afraid to be authentic with her own individuality in a world that tells you who to be. I want to be remembered as a person who never truly lost herself in the process of finding herself.