I have always wanted to become a fashion designer. When it came to the idea of applying to universities and picking my major. I was told that as long as I got a degree in Business I could do whatever I wanted afterwards. So that is exactly what I did, I moved to Washington DC and attended American University and Majored in Business Administration with a Marketing concentration but I always felt that I wasn’t feeding my artistic side. So I enrolled myself in art classes and also added a Studio Art minor, which included painting, sculpting, and multimedia. I also started my own fashion blog zaiddor.com
In my final year in DC I applied to Istituto Marangoni in Milan and I got in. At that point I knew that’s where I was meant to be and what I was meant to do. After receiving my degree in Fashion Design I moved to London and attended Central Saint Martin and took specialized courses in couture techniques and embroidery as well as hand painting. I am currently working on my first collection and launching my brand and my first atelier in Dubai.
With such a global background being as an Arab American as well as being educated in the Italian fashion techniques I found inspiration in the fusion of cultures. Imagining a woman adorned by European clean cuts, true American liberties, and the ever-existent Arab dramatization has helped me to create the globally hybrid woman, a representative of a new globalized world and the woman whom I yearn to design for.