If you were to look back on the early years of your career, what were the obstacles and pitfalls you had to overcome as an Arab designer? How did you overcome them? Do you think you made it on your own?
As an Arab designer, I would say that my biggest obstacle was how to access the international markets, to solidify my brand identity, to cater to both Middle Eastern and international taste and to build a team I can trust. Transitioning from a fashion designer to a business owner was also interesting as I had to maneuver my way forward and learn things through experience.
I think you overcome obstacles with perseverance, dealing with the issues one step at a time, learning form others and believing in yourself. Saying I made it on my own would be to disown my team, who have put in the hard work and stood by me every step of the way to get to where I am. I made it with my team and support system.