Lubna Designs' Lubna Najjar on her personal style, influences and her colorful CMH Fashion Week collection
CMH Fashion Week launches on Sunday, Oct. 12, with a High Fashion Tea and wraps up on Saturday, Oct. 18, with the 5th Annual Finale Runway Show. Ten local designers will send their looks down the runway, as will headliner Althea Harper. Here, meet designer Lubna Najjar.
Credentials:Master's in business administration, bachelor's in political science and pre-law
My story:Lubna Najjar, designer and owner of Lubna Designs Inc., is a Jordanian American designer merging Middle Eastern culture, passion for fashion and a professional business career into a clothing brand marketed globally by the Il Moda Showroom in Columbus, Ohio and New York City.
Personal style:Feminine, work-ready and professional
Style icon:Olivia Palermo
Favorite designers:Reem Acra, Zuhair Murad
Favorite three pieces in your closet right now:Fur wrap, leather fest and my baseball cap
True style is…"True style is a visual representation of your behavior and attitude."
This collection:Is wearable, colorful and flattering for special occasions and Spring/Summer 2015 centered.
One celebrity you'd like to see in your designs: Jessica Alba
Are items shown in this collection for sale?Yes, on my website and at Il Moda PR. Lubnadesigns.com + ilmodacolumbus.com, $200-700
Do you do custom work? If so, what are the price points? Yes, $300-10,000
Personal website/contact info/social media: Lubnadesigns.com and keep up with upcoming events through Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.
Photos courtesy Scott Cunningham/CMH Fashion Week