Zayan Ghandour was born in Beirut, Lebanon. She began designing limited edition T-shirts while writing for the Daily Star newspaper before moving to Dubai in 2000 and retailing at one of the most prominent multi-brand boutiques.
In 2004, she co-founded s*uce; an award-winning fashion and lifestyle concept, and soon assumed the role of head buyer and creative director. In 2011, Zayan returned to her true passion: fashion design, launching her eponymous label, Zayan, during Paris Fashion Week.
An established regional mentor for young talent, Zayan speaks regularly at luxury, fashion and design forums and has co-founded the fashion distribution agency, Two Scoops.
Flirtatious and girly, Zayan’s contemporary ready-to-wear line features exclusive hand-embroidered prints, innovative cuts and billowing silhouettes. The collection is typified by its femininity, design twists and unexpected pops of colour.
Photography: Victor Besa