Saudi fashion designer Razan Alazzouni has dressed many celebrities such as Paris Hilton, Emma Roberts, Ashley Tisdale, Giuliana Rancic, Anna Sophia Robb and Kelly Osbourne.Her designs are known for their femininity and delicacy.
We had a chance to ask Razan a few questions and here is what she had to say:
- Tell us more about your start, how did you get into the fashion design?
I was always interested in fashion and design. I think it’s because I always tried to express myself through my clothes, so I ended up making my own just to make sure they suited my personality.
When I went to art school for university, I realized that a lot of my sculptural work was influenced by fashion and the female form. I would say that is what paved my way to the fashion industry.
"You should be in love with the dress and want to wear it over and over again . Never settle, fall in love!"
- How do you best describe your designs and latest collections?
My designs are a cross between classic and modern. I am now working on our summer 2014 collection that is a very rich collection with a lot of embroidery and new weaving techniques that we are trying out for the first time. I think this is the most exciting collection yet!
- As a fashion designer, would you consider creating a line exclusively for brides?
We have our couture line that mainly caters for bridal wear. Brides can also collaborate with us to design her own wedding or engagement dress, so I guess its what you can consider a line exclusively for brides .
"I ended up making my own just to make sure it suited my personality"
- What are your latest favorite trends?
The oversized coat , and the houndstooth print.
- Any bridal trends that you personally like?
I love the new sleeve trend from bridal gowns . How most gowns now have the illusion sleeve.
- Who are some of your favorite designers?
Riccardo Tisci is my all time favorite designer . I also adore the work of Giambattista Valli.
- What advice can you give any bride-to-be when choosing a wedding dress?
Don’t just go for any dress, you should be in love with the dress and want to wear it over and over again. Never settle, fall in love!