For designer Mashael AlRajhi, maintaining a certain degree of excellence is not an option, it’s mandatory! The young Saudi designer‘s creations transcends cultural authenticity melted in a pot of modernism and avant-garde aesthetics. Get to know the woman behind the label and fall in love with her within 5 minutes! Trust us.
Have you always had a passion for fashion?
Yes, it started at a very early age. I’ve always been fascinated with coming up with my own sense of style. My passion for fashion is what fueled me to pursue it as a career.
If we got a sneak peak into your wardrobe, what would we find?
Jackets, coats and more jackets
Where do you see Mashael in 5 years?
My goal has always been to take MASHAEL ALRAJHI global. In five years, hopefully I had managed to establish the fashion house in multiple key hubs of fashion.
What inspires you while designing? Art, music, books….
Everything that surrounds me and everything that’s on me.
What morning routines are religious for you?
I don’t do routines.
What do you collect and why?
Money and coins from each and every country. As to the why, I really don’t know. *Laughs*
What is your everyday uniform?
Sweatpants, loose t-shirt and slippers. I love being extremely comfortable while working.
What is your signature dish in the kitchen?
I just love good food.
Where will you be summer 2016 spiritually, professionally, and physically?
Mumbai, India for the Woolmark Prize (we’re nominated for the men’s category) and then Thailand.
Your Perfect weekend…
I don’t have weekends!
Bond N9, I’ve been using this perfume for the last 8 years and till now.
Lusting after right now…
Craving for the next collection.
Can’t live without…
Interview by Felwa AlHudaithy