Fatiha Sharif: Monochrome Mania


FATIHA SHARIF, Executive director at Asturi Metal Builders

Designers you love?
Rick Owens. His fashion is timeless. They have their own essence and place. Also Ann Demeulemeester and Martin Margiela, because they’re different; edgy, sometimes gothic yet feminine and romantic. The play of opposites within the simplicity of their monochromatic collections is so thought-provoking.

Describe your personal style.
Edgy, rock chic with understated elegance.

Strong influences?
Tilda Swinton, Rooney Mara, Cate Blanchett, and sometimes, the Olsen twins..

Fashion items you’re buying this season?
It would be interesting to experiment with Christopher Kane and Kalmanovich.

Wardrobe staples?
Black, leggings, T-shirts, oversized sweaters, leather, cardigans, brogues, and flats.

Current addictions?
Right now, Rick Owens wedges and dresses, Alexander McQueen T-shirts, and rings by Valérie Egée and Sass & Bide.

Tees, menswear suits, jumpsuits, fur, and lace.

Style secrets?
Keep it simple and original.

An all-time favourite fashion item?
A Rick Owens Hun fur vest, recommended by Barbara Mariani the first time we met.

On your fantasy shopping list?
Kalmanovich’s long-sleeved, floor-length white dress, Christopher Kane’s petal cut-out sweater, and a white Balenciaga suit.