Spotlight on the Designer
Our latest interview with Ayah Taberi, founder of All Things Mochi
Edited by Fifi Faiz
Hi Ayah, please introduce yourself and tell us about your background...
I am originally from Palestine, however was raised between Amman and Riyadh before studying in London and eventually settling in Dubai. It was being exposed to such a mix of cultures that first fueled my drive for original fashion, art and design..
Tell us a little about All Things Mochi...
Established in 2013, Mochi draws its inspiration from being immersed in the cultures and communities where each individual collection is born. By supporting local talents, new jobs are created, partnerships are made and opportunities are turned into reality and quality of life is improved. Behind every collection is a story, a unique journey and a rich heritage. Today, the brand features nine signature adult ready to wear collections and a vibrant children’s diffusion line, Mini Mochi. Mochi continues to expand its global presence and has proudly participated in London Fashion Week, New York Fashion Week and Paris Fashion Week. Mochi remains committed to creating awareness about its philanthropic journey through its aesthetic works of art which capture the very essence of humanity..
What are three words you would use to describe your designs?
Bold, Bright and BoHo.
What was the inspiration behind your latest collection?Inspired by the intricate embroidery created by the Mayan people of Mexico.
Looking ahead, do you have anything you are really excited about for your brand?
Yes, we have a new addition coming soon to Mochi which we are very excited for.
Which celebrity or role model do you think reflects your brand’s style the best and why?
We don’t have one particular role model, Any girl that is confident, daring and travels is a Mochi girl.
Where is your favourite beach destination?
Where would you like to travel to in 2018 and why?
Bali, Because of its spiritual nature, I would like to visit the monks.
What book do you recommend we add to our holiday reading list?
Inner Engineering: A Yogi's Guide to Joy Saad Guru- Inner Engineering.
What is your beach bag essential?
My Mochi Michelle bag with, Bronzer, My book, Dina bandana and Huda Beauty Lipstick.
What is your top beach beauty tip?
My SPF lip balm..
My desert island essential is………
Thank you for your time Ayah!
All Things Mochi, Spring/Summer 2018, Mexico Collection