Madiyah Al Sharqi

The queen of Middle Eastern couture

Sheikha Madiyah Al Sharqi is the daughter of the Ruler of Fujairah (UAE), His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, and she grew up immersed in high fashion. From an early age she witnessed tailors custom-making lavish gowns, and she fell in love with the design process. She launched her eponymous label after interning under respected Lebanese designer, Abed Mahfouz, following her graduation from prestigious French fashion university, Esmod. In her short career, Al Sharqi has been a finalist in the International Woolmark Prize competition, as well as winner of ‘Best Fashion Designer’ at the 2013 Arab Woman Awards.