Launched in 2012, Madiyah Al Sharqi is a namesake womenswear label based out of Fujairah, United Arab Emirates.
Playing with the contrast of dissimilar textiles, Madiyah’s collection expresses an appreciation for beautiful fabrics and sophisticated needlework. Madiyah reawakens imperial grandeur with the perspective of the modern, young discerning woman. Her delicate design aesthetic is consistent throughout her collections, while her creative inspirations shift from season to season. Each collection is a journey into the world of one of Madiyah’s muses, as seen through her eyes.
Born into the royal family of Fujairah, Madiyah was exposed to fine tailoring from a young age. She became intrigued with the design process and decided to pursue a career in fashion. Upon graduating from the Ecole Superieure des arts et techniques de la mode (ESMOD), Madiyah launch her eponymous label.
The Madiyah Al Sharqi woman is graceful and timeless, with a passion for opulent design. She appreciates intricate embroideries and subtle color palettes, and makes bold statements with her choice of silhouettes. Her conservative nature lies in the delicate fabrics that accentuate her femininity.
The brand has been featured in publications such as Vogue Italia, Harper’s Bazaar Arabia, Grazia and worn by celebrities including Nicole Richie, Alessandra Ambrosio and Kris Jenner.
Al Sharqi is an internationally recognised design talent, with a multitude of awards and collaborations to her name. As well as being honoured as a finalist in the 2013 Woolmark Prize’, she has been recognised as a Vogue Italia ‘Vogue Talent’ and was awarded Best Fashion Designer’ at the 2013 Arab Woman Awards. Having already collaborated with iconic brands such as Pepsi, Disney and L’Oréal, Madiyah’s future in the fashion world looks bright.