Hot 100 2011 - Amal Murad
As L’Officiel’s Most Stylish Arab Woman, Van Cleef brand ambassador and abaya designer for Saks Fifth Avenue, this ambitious Emirati always dreamed of doing something extraordinary, but never thought it would be in fashion. “It’s an honour for me to be one of the leading designers in the fashion industry in the UAE. Traditionally, and from my point of view as a designer, we’re attached to our conservative look, and we’ve succeeded in maintaining our decency with style. We have some of the biggest fashion shows in the region and we’re constantly encouraging local designers to develop.”
This year Amal plans to expand her business and concentrate more on international acheivements. “I want to make sure I’m on a global par, but I also want to reconsider my priorities, especially for my family.” Amal has four adorable children and admits one of her main goals is to find the perfect family/business balance.