Dubai Lights with Ambreen Amin
All that glitters is gold and diamonds, and Dubai is undoubtedly the city of bling bling with many talented designers. The city that seldom sleeps, with an obsession for tall buildings, is also the hub for emerging fashion designers, designer brand names and the land of the rich and famous.
Houston based designer Shehla Rana who frequently visits Dubai introduced us to this very talented Dubai based fashion designer Ambreen Amin. With inspirations like Coco Chanel, Amin likes to think outside the box. This fashion designer is full of life and very well traveled displaying a fondness for classic cuts and cutting edge trends.
Reasonable prices, high end quality and bold styles makes Ambreen stand out from the numerous fashion designers in Dubai. Clothes and accessories have always fascinated Ambreen. Born in Karachi, Pakistan, she is now a resident of Dubai and is where she launched her label ‘By Ambreen‘.
Talking about the lifestyle of women in Dubai, Ambreen explained that Dubai is her favorite city as it has the best of both worlds. “I am in love with this city as it helps me stay rooted with the traditions of the East and at the same time it is progressive and thriving with business opportunities and high end fashion like the west,” says Ambreen. “Women in Dubai love to dress up and are very passionate about their fashion and style. They are obsessed with brand names but at the same time love to encourage local designers,” explains Amin.
Ambreen loves to incorporate lace, animal prints, and velvet trims in her designs and the must haves for this season are check monochromes, silk kaftans with heavy embroidery work mixed with prints or animal prints.
From fashion to fragrances, from saris to jumpsuits, her collection is very well received by the chic who’s who crowd in Dubai’s social scene, but that’s not enough. Ambreen enjoys traveling and envisions to open a ‘By Ambreen‘ boutique in London and maybe in Houston taking into consideration Houston’s growing South Asian community with an opulent fashion scene.