In 2003 when Faraz Manan started on his journey as a designer with the help of his mother, Memoona Manan, even he couldn’t have imagined the heights to which his talents would take him. Now a celebrated couturier, Manan is living the dream as he sees his aesthetics brought to life on haute couture fashionistas around the globe.
Bursting onto the fashion scene in 2003, Faraz delighted and stunned the industry with his masterful designs and exquisite attention to every last detail. Whether luxury pret, couture or classic wear, the signature elements of precision and graceful beauty are embellished in each Faraz Manan collection.
Capitalizing on the high demand for his work, Faraz recently opened a storefront in Dubai that is already the talk of the town in fashion circles. If an occasion calls for elegance, glamour, sophistication and unique style, Manan is the name that is on the lips of women across the globe.
His most recent couture collection, Desert Royal, was revealed to an awe-inspired crowd by none other than Karisma Kapoor, who has become a close friend of Manan after she wore some of his designs. Kapoor serves as the face behind his brand. Truly at the apex of the fashion world, Manan has designed couture for the Saudi Royal Family, Victoria Beckham and Deepika Padukone.
Though catapulted to spectacular heights of fame, Manan remains grounded in his humble personality as well as his activities, favoring beach-side talks set to the sounds of nature rather than loud clubs overflowing with people.
Setting aside some time from his jet-setting and laborious schedule, renowned couturier Faraz Manan sat down with Dr. Nasrine Abushakra for an exclusive interview to discuss the locations in Dubai that he finds the most fabulous.
FARAZ MANAN TALKS DUBAI FAVORITES
Where were you born? Lahore
How long have you lived in your region? All my life
Favorite Dubai Restaurant: La Petite Maison
Best Sushi: Salmon Sashimi
Best Italian: Ravioli
Best Dessert: Molten Cake
Best place for a romantic date: By the beach
Best Sunday Brunch: Bagatelle
Best place for a power business meeting: Capital Club DIFC
If you have out of town guests, which hotel would you recommend? Palace Hotel
Favorite shopping venue/boutique: Faraz Manan Jumeriah
Best Spa: Royal Mirage
Favorite Cultural Event: Eid
Best Steakhouse: Nusr-Et
Best Pizza: Margarita
Best Gym/Athletic Facility: Four Seasons
Describe your city in three words: Culture, food & Fashion
All-around favorite spot in in your town: Coya
Best Aspect of your town/city/region: Food