When I first came across the DINZ brand, I was obsessing over the clear clutch that Dina had posted on her Instagram account, and the rest as they say is history.
I have been a growing fan of the lovely sister’s Dina & Rima Zahran lively & vibrant personality which is clear to see through their Instagram accounts. The DINZ brand is currently launching their SS14 collection which is being showcased in Dubai where they reside. So if you are in the area make sure to stop by the pop up shop and see the collection.
To shop the collection check out their online boutique http://www.dinzboutique.com
Here are my 3 Questions with Dina Zahran:
Tell us about you and DINZ the brand?
Rima and I were both born in Marbella, Spain, but we’re originally Palestinian and have always been in touch with our Arab roots. Through Dinz, we created an ‘East meets West’ clothing line that not only represents us, but also so many others from our generation. We aim to provide comfortable clothing and accessories that can easily go from day to night, and also make a statement.
We love bright colors, bold shapes, and creating unique pieces. Our work is very much influenced by our Arab heritage and that can be seen in many of the shapes, colours, and fabrics that we use.
What is your favourites piece in the collection that every girl should have?
For me, my favourite piece from our SS’14 collection is the watermelon top with cut-out shoulders. It’s so fun and playful, yet it’s a versatile piece. It can be worn with jeans and flats, or a skirt and heels, or even over a dress and tied at the waist. I love pieces that can be worn in more than one way because it gives you more to play with. Plus, I just love the watermelon print because it screams summer!
For Rima, her favorite pieces are the blazers, she believes that blazers are a wardrobe staple and they transform any outfit to chic and sophisticated. We’ve also created the blazers in some fun colours for our SS’14 collection, so you can be chic and colourful at the same time!
Fashion is currently populated with new and emerging designers. What are your thoughts on it?
Its great! The more the merrier! At the time we started, there were much fewer ’emerging designers,’ particularly in the Arab world. Now it is completely different, with new designers coming up every day. Its great to see people going for something they love and being creative and innovative.
Of course there is always a negative side to everything, and some who claim to be designers sometimes rip off others ideas or designs and claim them as their own, but I prefer to look at the positives instead. We live in a world that is full of creativity and talent, and it’s so inspiring to see so much of that talent being put into my favourite field; fashion!