MICE Middle East Websites

Get to know the inspirational Dubai-Based ‘Millennial’ Entrepreneur Bringing Online Luxury Shopping to a Whole New Level

Suhina Kohli Bahl, the 25-year old creative brain behind Dubai’s new online fashion brand Curador, an exciting new fashion label set to tap into the Middle East’s tech retail potential with the launch of an e-commerce website on September 2018. The online store, named Curador by SKB, will offer the full range of brand fashion items that are currently showcased at Collage Fashion and Tiffany Tower, Jumeirah Lake Towers.
 
 
 
Here, Suhina shares her insights about herself, running a business at 25, design inspirations and love for Dubai:
 
 
 
Q: What inspires you to venture to online luxury retail?
 
 
SKB: I started appreciating and getting inspired by all the amazing design talents I saw around the world. I love travelling so I easily get inspired with new places, people I interact with and authentic experiences. This inspired me to create a fashion line that will reflect the joy, bliss and excitement that I feel about my travels. It’s also a plus that my husband works in the garment industry so it became easier for me to curate designs and bring them all to life.
 
 
 
Q: Who/What are your design inspirations?
 
 
SKB: I love self-portrait. Designer Han Chong has a huge impact on my designs as I adore the fact that he was able to mix modern feminism, sophistication, flattering concepts and a little dash of quirkiness together. This is what I would love Curador by SKB to achieve but it has to be more relatable to the millennial market.
 
 
Q: Did you study fashion design?
 
 
SKB: No, I have a degree in Psychology and Business Entrepreneurship. My courses gave me a clear understanding on consumer behaviour and running my own business. My creativity to curate and design.
 
 
Q: How do you describe yourself as a young designer?
 
 
SKB: I am an explorer who loves to experiment with my style. I always look for something new, something that excites me, so expect a range of fresh, edgy and unique designs in every collection.
 
 
Q: Who are your target markets?
 
 
SKB: I believe my designs are ageless. Any woman can wear my designs as long as they love to standout, never afraid of breaking the rules of fashion and have full confidence of who they are. The online store caters to the millennial consumer. As we know, this generation is very tech-savvy. If they prefer to check out the garments in person they will still have the option to visit my showrooms in Collage Fashion, Al Wasl Road and Tiffany Tower in JLT.
 
 
Q: How was it setting up a business in Dubai?
 
 
SKB: It’s a big risk for me but I am always up for a challenge. I believe Dubai is very systematic in terms of opening a business and as a young entrepreneur I hope to inspire other young people to invest and start their own businesses. The sense of responsibility and maturity you will learn as you go along the process will help you appreciate life even better and give you a fresh perspective on life.
 
 
Q: What is your brand DNA?
 
 
SKB: Create, Curate, Carry. I would like to take people to a fashion journey around the world with style and fashion. Curador by SKB is always searching for something new and fresh to offer our customers. Expect never before seen designs inspired by our world travels.
 
 
Q: How do you balance business and creativity?
 
 
SKB: Creativity is innate but business is a constant learning process. The trick is always balance because one without the other is unacceptable in any thriving business. One must always find a way to complement commerce with creativity and vice versa.
 
 
Q: Tell us your view on the consumer behavior of the UAE market?
 
 
SKB: The people of the UAE, both expats and residents, are fearless fashion shoppers. They have the power to purchase luxury goods in a snap and whatever they imagine can come into fruition with just one swipe of a card. The sense of luxury and love for aesthetics of this country makes it so inspirational for a designer like me to create more designs.
 
 
Q: Any fashion tips?
 
 
SKB: Trends are what you make for yourself, so dress yourself the way you feel. Always be comfortable but don’t be afraid to try new styles as long as it gives you the confidence and satisfaction you deserve. Wear your second skin with pride.
 
 
Q: Message to yourself
 
 
SKB: Curate and create. Offer others what you see yourself wearing.
 
Q: What are your hopes and dreams for your business?
SKB: I hope Curador by SKB becomes one of the best curated fashion websites and brand in the GCC and worldwide. I hope to become a big name in the e-retail market and gain commercial success by distributing our merchandise to big department stores. I would like to expand as fast as we can and reach out to as many people as possible all around the world.
 
 
By introducing an online store, the brand aims to reach a wider audience – particularly capturing the attention of a tech-savvy millennial market. Curador by SKB will allow its international customer base to order at the click of a button, with those residing in Dubai able to collect items at the store of their choice, or opt for the convenience of home delivery. An in-store e-reservation service will be introduced later this year, along with the opening of a catalogue showroom at Tiffany Tower in Jumeirah Lake Towers (JLT) by August 2018.
 
 
This web-based portal will enable customers to acquire the brand’s contemporary, ready-to-wear style offerings, which are known for adopting some of the finest sartorial customs from around the globe.

Back to Home Page

15 collectable aircraft model types launched in different scales and finishesmore
Four Points by Sheraton Sharjah, part of Marriott International, celebrated its official opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony on February 17, 2019, marking the brand’s debut in the Emirate of Sharjah. With over 200 rooms the hotmore
Historic heritage and increased demand puts The St. Regis Abu Dhabi at pinnacle of luxury hotel scene: Moustafa Sakr, General Managermore
It is the month of love. Whisk your loved for an unexpected ‘surprise’ at Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai. Set your date at Da Vinci’s for ‘The Night of Love’, available every Friday from 8pm to 11.30pm. Spicing up the evening is amore
Young musical talents will perform at Emirates Palace in a new concert series, Kempinski Concertini, with the performance being just as international and serene as the atmosphere in the iconic lobby itself. They come from all overmore
Honeymoon & Incentive Travel Workshop & Dinner, Dubai, UAE – Centro Barsha Hotels by Rotana, 27th April 2019. It's with pleasure to invite Sellers and Buyers to participate at: Honeymoon & Incentive Travel Workshop & Dinnermore
We wish all friends a Happy Valentine day.more
Reuben Mifsud, Cluster General Manager, Meydan Hotels & Hospitality has announced the appointment of Ziad Sleiman as Executive Assistant Manager – Operations at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa, recently named as ‘Middle East Leadmore
W Dubai - The Palm celebrates design and quality, creating an enhanced threshold for the utmost contemporary leisure experience more
Emirates Park Zoo & Resort hosts a herd of exotic animals and offers patrons an unforgettable zoo experience. The edutainment animal shows and presentations include, Sea Lion presentation, Elephant Encounter and Tropical Birds Shomore
IT&CM China
Advertise with us
Honeymoon Middle East Media
TCEB promotes 25 MICE routes
ICONSIAM The Icon Ot Eternal Prosperity
Memorable Moments at Movenpick Resort & Spa Tala Bay Aqaba
BITM Beijing
CITE Chengdu
Gorgeous Montenegro: the best of the coast
AK International - Pakistan
IMFT 2018 - Thailand - Pictures
خدمات أوربان بيوتي تايلند
Boost Your Networking Potential In ISTANBUL!
Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park, MICE Leader Hotel in Thailand
The Westin Grande Sukhumvit, BANGKOK
Maximus BD Tours & Travels DMC Bangladesh

Copyrightï¿¿ Mice Middle East 2013

P.O.Box 841113 Amman 11180 Jordan, Marj Alhamam, Amman - Jordan

Mobile: +962 785557778 fax: +962 65713689

Email: motaz.mice@gmail.com   Website: www.micemiddleeast.com

Motaz Othman Email