October 4, 2013
CMH Fashion Week: Meet Lubna Najjar
The countdown to the CMH Fashion Week Bridal Show and Finale Runway Show is on. We're profiling the designers whose work you will see—and giving you a sneak peek of what will walk the runway. The bridal show is Oct. 11, and the finale Oct. 12; tickets are available at CMHFashionWeek.com. Today, meet Lubna Najjar.
Lubna Najjar of Lubna Designs – Lubna Designs is inspired by the woman’s body with a sense of Middle Eastern culture formality and an understanding of the correlation of the science of fabric and how it moves when you move. With clients from coast to coast, she hosts trunk shows in Columbus and Amman. http://lubnadesigns.com
CMH Fashion Week: Meet the Designers
Name: Lubna Najjar
Residence: Downtown and Blacklick, Ohio.
Credentials: I am the owner and founder of Lubna Designs, Inc. Bachelor’s from Kent State University. Master’s in business from Franklin University. Trunk shows, local features, New York Fashion Week 2013 (25 piece Silk Midnight collection).
My story: Originally Palestinian, I grew up in Jordan and Ohio. Passionate about science and art and how garments are structured to frame a woman's body. Business-minded and inspired by colors and fabric makes. I'm a family person, and when I say I'm going to do something, I do it.
Personal style: Chic, elegant, professional, formal and conservative
Style icon: Coco Chanel and Jackie O
Favorite designers: Donna Karan, Zuhair Murad, Oscar de la Renta, Rachel Zoe and Armani
Favorite three pieces in your closet right now: Armani cape, a Lubna Designs seasonal maxi dress, Alice + Olivia trousers
True style is… a way of life through expression and reputation.
This collection: This collection is handmade with fabric from Jordan, Dubai and Abu Dhabi. With embellishments and hard work, this collection shares a couple pieces that walked the runway for Lubna Designs at New York Fashion Week 2013.
Are items shown in this collection for sale? If so, what are the price points? Yes! At lubnadesigns.com. And they range from $50-$2500.
Do you do custom work? If so, what are the price points? Yes! Ready wear $50-175 and custom from $80-2500.
Photos courtesy Scott Cunningham