The Khaleej Times Online just published an article about abaya designer Amal Murad:
9 April 2010
From working with her mother — her first model of sorts — to dressing up ramp models who graced the coveted runways of Rome Fashion Week, Emirati fashion designer Amal Murad has certainly come a long way. What began as a hobby pursued at the insistence of friends and family quickly became Murad’s key to the world of top-class fashion.
Apart from participating at several fashion shows in the region, Murad’s collection of exquisite and intricately designed abayas, named REDAA (an Arabic word that means ‘decency in an elegant way’), was showcased at the Rome Fashion Week on February 3, 2010 — the fanciest feather in Murad’s cap.
Amal Murad was born a fashion designer. “My father was a painter and my mother was a good tailor. She loved to do crochet work and used to make several dresses for us with matching hats! I inherited the talent from them.”
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