For YNM’s Ramadan collection, Emirati fashion designer Yasmin Al Mulla was drawn to the the contemporary twists and turns of Tiffany & Co.’s latest line of jewellery, Tiffany T1. This sparked a unique collaboration between the two houses, and as a result, an elegant Ramadan collection in rich fabrics and modest silhouettes emerged. Here, Yasmin Al Mulla talks us through her designs.
What inspired you about the Tiffany T1 collection?
The dazzling T1 pieces which combine clean lines and graphic forms with new, elegant, angular and feminine proportions, and the way it is beautifully elevated with expertly set diamonds. It’s the perfect celebration of timeless minimalism.
How did you interpret those notions into your clothing designs? Jewellery has always been a true form of inspiration to me — I believe that my designs can’t be worn without jewellery, a crucial element in each lady’s outfit. I transformed the delicacy of the diamonds into detailed, wearable embroidery which then ran through the entire collection.
Tell us about your choice of colour?
The colour scheme is formed by the cluster of nature, the facets in a diamond, and the symmetrical lines of T1. I highlighted the beautiful modest silhouette of the classic kaftans with a modern and contemporary twist — using neutral tones, powder pink, blanc, and rich materials such as Japanese silk, Spanish crepe, and Italian organza.
Tiffany T1 is a celebration of strong females. What makes you feel empowered?
My country: we are so blessed, and fortunate to live in this beautiful country where women take their chances in all fields; where female voices are heard; and where women are celebrated on a daily basis. Growing up in the UAE is a privilege and an inspiring thing, as the rapid developments urge us to work hard to keep up and develop ourselves. We are very driven in representing our country in a very optimistic way.
What makes you feel most inspired?
Beauty in all aspects: a beautiful book; a beautiful word; a beautiful destination; or a beautiful art piece. I appreciate and treasure beauty on so many levels. I try to find a positive perspective for everything around me.
What are you most grateful for this Holy month?
To me, Ramadan is all about connecting and being close to my loved ones, those who nourish my mind and my heart. Family, friends, and relatives. Togetherness of people, a sense of community, and a sense of unity.
- Interview by Kelly Baldwin
- Photographs by Francesco Luigi Scotti