The ingredients required for a good brunch can be as simple as a cup of coffee and some snacks. But a great brunch? Well, that involves an in-demand Indian Dubai designer, one elegantly afternoon it turned out to be.
That’s why we invited the most stylish Indian designer based in Dubai ‘Nitali Singh’ for a weekend Saturday breakfast/lunch/chat. And, sure, we managed to snack on some pretty delicious pie in between sips of Turkish coffee and learning more about her path towards fashion industry.
Hopefully you will enjoy and get something out of this, as we definitely already have.
1. Do you feel your fashion education helped prepare you for working in the industry?
Yes, it did. There are two aspects to it. First, it has obviously made me officially eligible to be professionally working in the industry. Apart from that, the grilling that I went through in terms of making various assignments and portfolios, I do believe that I was getting ready to face the real world.
2. What one piece of advice would you give to someone wanting to start a career in fashion?
If you think you are Creative, Ambitious, Passionate and Hardworking and have a good imagination, give it a go! Read as much as you can, blogs, magazines, books, do research and learn about the industry.
3. What’s the biggest challenge of your job?
Without mentioning the hard work and hectic schedules, I would say that the biggest challenge of this job is to keep growing as a professional. If I do the same work that I have been doing earlier, then I believe that I am not adding enough value.
4. How do you like living in Dubai, are you glad you made the move?
Living in Dubai is an amazing experience, and I’m so glad that I got the chance to start my career here. You see a vast range of beautiful and striking attire’s and learn international Fashion and Brands. The best decision on my life was moving to Dubai.
5. What drew you to fashion and specifically to starting your own line?
I guess I wanted to do something creative from the time when I was 4-5 years old. Like most girls, I have always loved clothes and accessories. As time passed, I decided to pursue my carrier with respect to my likes and interests.
6. What is the most difficult aspect in launching your own label, i.e. design, production, sales, finance, advertising?
Finance and Production is definitely the most difficult aspect. It is the money and the manpower, that fall short of my resources. Having been grilled in the best of institutes and also having the exposure in one of the best companies, i do believe that design, sales and advertising would never be a problem for me.
7. What does u enjoy most about designing clothes?
The fact, that I have the liberty of putting my ideas on a piece of paper and see it getting ready for real. I can design for themes, occasions, different personalities and the fact that my work can give someone a look which is designed in my mind first just makes me love my work.
8. Does your work reflect your personal fashion taste?? Can you describe your style?
Eloquence is in simplicity. Simplicity is never out of style. I’m very simple person but my work and designs are all for High- End clients. But very soon I’m starting my own collection in which you can see very classy stuff in affordable price.
9. What is the best perk in being a designer?
Meeting a lot of motivating and amazing people and you start to build a network and connect with them and that’s how you build your own personal network. Also, I attend lots of product launches, I feel great when I look at my truly classy and high-profiled friend list.
10. Any closing thoughts??
If I am to talk about fashion, I would say that one should wear what one is comfortable in. Even the best dress could do no good to your look if you are not comfortable about it. So I would say, wear your comfort.