Emirati Designer Sara Al Tamimi's Debut Collection Reminds Us Why She's One To Watch

BY Harper's BAZAAR Arabia / Mar 18 2020 / 12:05 PM

Sara Al Tamimi’s eponymous first collection strikes a balance between elegant tailoring and ’80s exuberance

Emirati Designer Sara Al Tamimi's Debut Collection Reminds Us Why She's One To Watch

Recognised as one of the region’s most discerning tastemakers, Abu Dhabi-based Sara al Tamimi, who made the Harper’s Bazaar Arabia Best Dressed list in 2016, has launched her debut collection after many years in the making. 

“I always knew I was going to be in the creative industry  – it was something I aspired to from a young age. But it was a matter of when I would be able to pursue fashion professionally,” says the Emirati designer, who got married, became a mother and graduated with two degrees, all before launching her namesake label.

Aside from the suiting which we are sure will become synonymous with her label, a standout piece that captures the combination of femininity and power is Sara’s impeccably crafted lime midi dress. Not only does the electric shade and leg-o’-mutton sleeve evoke a nostalgic ’80s mood, but the calf-length hem and fitted bodice gives this striking style an elegant, 21st-century twist.

Sara’s goal is to become a leading trendsetter in the industry with her collections. “I’m inspired by myself; by the clothes I would personally love to wear. I want to make pieces that are relatable and wearable for real women,” she tells us.

Finally available to buy this month, we have no doubt that this relaxed yet refined collection with craft and quality at its core will become a huge homegrown success.


From Harper's BAZAAR Arabia March 2020 Issue

Images courtesy of Sara Al Tamimi