With a focus on trends and a deeprooted love for fashion, Emirati sisters Mariam and Amna Al Mualla launched The Orphic – a brand created for fashion forward, yet discerning Arab women who prefer the finest fabrics and elaborate embroidery on fashion created by hand in the UAE. HEALTH meets the dynamic duo to learn more.
“The key inspiration behind our brand is to develop unique modern styles and creative designs. A platform where women, including the modern Arab woman and ‘boss ladies’, will always find something they can choose from for each and every occasion.”
UAE’S THRIVING FASHION SCENE
“The number of Emirati designers in the region is growing at a significant pace and it is a proud climb-to-the-top to witness. It may get competitive, but the inspiration is abundant. Being Emirati, it is our duty to give back to the community. Showcasing talent and sharing ideas is an unbeatable feeling.”
“Being in the industry that we’re in, supply and demand tends to rule over our lives. It is most definitely a challenge and it takes patience, prioritization, and coordination to juggle work and life— something that we have worked very hard towards achieving. However, it is also rewarding and satisfying to be able to pursue your passion and most importantly, share your joy and success with your family.”
“For us, given our busy schedules, it is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle and a healthy mind. Eating healthy and doing gym workouts at least four times a week is how we boost and maintain our wellness. Our gym workouts include HIIT and high-cardio activities with the support of our personal trainer.”