May ‘16
The Bridal Couture Fairy

May ‘16
Yasmin Yeya
Yasmin Yeya


    


 What are your plans for the future?

I plan to be happy and to keep on pleasing people with my designs.


Do you find it difficult to sell your masterpieces?

I did face some difficulties when I started my career, but not anymore. As I grew, people started to trust the value behind my brand’s name! On a personal level, I like to always challenge myself and deliver the best to the world.


Do your creations reflect a part of your background and/or personality?

My creations reflect all of me.


What and who inspires you?

Beauty is the only true thing that inspires me.


Do you create in synchronization with world trends or do you create based on local requirements or based on your own taste?

As  I mentioned before, I am not crazy about trends. A designer should design freely without being bound to any requirements or rules. My creations are based on my own taste and inspiration for the bride.


 Do you stay up to date with international fashion trends? Who, how and where?

I cannot say that I am obsessed with fashion. I actually don’t follow the up to date trends, I simply get exposed like any other girl.  My vision is for my designs to have a unique taste.


Do you use a computer program when you design or are you old school? Which is better and why?

I consider myself old school as I tend to sketch each design I create and imply my vision to the small details. Computer programs are for mass production not custom made couture.


Are there some materials more difficult to work with than others?

Of course and you won’t believe it; fine materials. The finest the material the more fragile it becomes and the harder it is to work with this material. Fine material should be treated with the utmost luxury.


How do you select the materials you use? And do you easily find the materials you need?

I love digging for new material, it is my most pleasurable part of the entire process. Normally I get to travel the world to find the finest materials there is to suit my designs.


What skills do you think are essential for a successful career in fashion design?

It is very important for any fashion designer to have a versatility in character. A designer must be an artist, a team leader and psychologist all at the same time.


What is your favourite part about your career?

As Jim Carrey once said, “The effect you have on others is the most valuable currency there is.” Being a bridal fashion designer is priceless, because the feeling that I create and share the most precious moments of a girl’s life is invaluable.


Did you study fashion designing? Where?

No I didn’t study fashion designing, I studied business administration at the AUC.  Designing was a passion I had since I was young and I worked hard on this passion to turn it into a dream come true.