Time Out Dubai meets a shoe designed in Dubai. Here from the founder of So Soulier about starting a business in Dubai, the fashion scene and more
Time Out Dubai staff
Why did you start designing shoes? After wearing some of the world’s most iconic brands, I decided I wanted design my own footwear. I was interested in creating a collection that integrated my Scottish heritage, so I decided to develop tartan soles in different colours.
Why is Dubai a good place for your business? It is a haven for stylish, fashion-conscious, discerning women who love the quality, bespoke designs that I offer. Where else could shoes be delivered by Rolls Royce in a customised glass box with rose petals?
Best bit of your job? Being part of key moments in people’s lives, making wedding or special occasion shoes.
Biggest challenge? Dealing with international suppliers and ensuring I get the highest quality materials.
What advice would you offer to someone who wants to be a shoe designer? Be prepared, do your research, feel free to be totally creative and never give up.