January 29, 2014 12:00 AM | by Diana Farid
Mai Collection: A Fusion of Tradition and Modern Culture
With the influx of T-shirt designers in Doha, it is really tricky for a
new designer to consider competition unless they have unique offerings.
Qatari T-shirt designer Mai El Mannai, founder of "Mai Collection" is
one of the recent successful additions to the market, where her
philosophy of mixing Arab culture and modern lifestyle in the designs,
gave a special flavor to her label. Her brand is very successful, not
only in Qatar, but also across the Gulf. "Mai Collection" includes
T-shirts, beach bags, make up bags, blazers, skirts, notebooks, and will
hopefully include mobile and laptop cases in the near future.
Mai is someone who appreciates style, design, quality and cherishes being a Qatari. Having all this reflected in her designs, has set her pieces to be distinctive, as she succeeded to capture a lot of fans’ appeal. You look at her designs and you see the burst of colors popping out of it. It’s reflective of being a Qatari, as well as inline with the international fashion stream of neon vivid dynamic colors. El Mannai wishes that every woman wearing her pieces will feel special about herself; hence only a limited number of pieces are designed per collection to ensure distinction.