Dania Khan is an Iraqi designer, born and raised in Abu Dhabi, U.A.E. With her mother being a constant symbol of style and elegance, Dania was inspired to pursue the study of fashion design & marketing at the American University in London.
By experimenting with theatrical elements of expression through design, Dania fostered a unique outlook on the craft and after graduating, moved to Paris to further her studies at the Paris Fashion Institute which culminated to an internship at a Paris-based fashion house.
Returning to the UAE, Dania evolved a more conceptual theme and produced her first collection for private viewing; ‘Chic Afrique’. The purpose wasn't to sell items or follow trends; it was to express what fashion symbolizes for her. The collection proved to be a great success and strengthened her belief in fashion as art.
Hard work and tireless effort garnered her recognition and she was invited to compete in the first ever fashion reality TV show in Lebanon, Mission Fashion, under the watch of Elie Saab, whereby Dania reached the final group. Later that year, she set her sights on honing her skills further by competing in the Lancôme Color Design Awards, and presented her collection: ‘Marie Antoinette’, which won her the Colour & Texture award to show case in Paris. Soon after, Dania was referred to work for the well-respected, privately owned fashion house, Bugatti, and thus began her career as a merited professional designer.
These pivotal years were a necessary process, challenging her to tailor couture eveningwear that balances her penchant for theatricality with a drive for practicality. In a few years, Dania had single-handedly designed and personally worked on over one thousand five hundred custom-made couture pieces, developing her understanding of a woman's physique, body and structure, to a point at which it had become 2nd nature.
A decade has since passed and the journey continues, with the launch of new collections for the public to enjoy and for Dania to share with all, for all...
Welcome to the designs of Dania Khan.