11 Questions with Lubna Najjar

Staff Writer
Columbus Monthly

As Fashion Week Columbus nears, we'll be sharing our conversations with Finale Runway Show designers each week. Here's our chat with Columbus' Lubna Najjar of Lubna Designs.

Age: 29

Hometown: Amman, Jordan

Background: MBA in product development and business planning

Approach to fashion: Fashion design is an inherent gift fueled by culture and experience. The business of fashion is a learned skill formed by education and opportunity.

Style is … personal and influential; it can start or end a conversation.

Most looking forward to … the press and audience feedback to the new collection

My Fashion Week Columbus collection in five words or less: Timeless and effortless wearability

The celebrity I'd most like to dress: Angelina Jolie

The Columbusite you'd most like to dress: Katie Wolfe Lloyd

The worst fashion faux pas: Dressing for others rather than yourself

I never leave home without … mascara

My favorite local boutique: Glam356

My hope for Columbus fashion: I hope it continues to grow and prosper. I hope that more local boutiques and stores shop wholesale local designer pieces so that retail and design can grow together.

Photo by Meghan Ralston