- Region India, Pakistan & Middle East
- Country Bahrain
- Participation 2017/18
Hailing from Bahrain, Hind Matar began her life in fashion studying at Central Saint Martins in London. Since launching MATAR in Spring/Summer 2014 during London Fashion Week, Hind has continued to innovate global glamour. Her work is an intricately woven landscape that speaks to the Matar family’s illustrious legacy in the Middle Eastern pearl trade, ancient Arab history and Hind’s own nomadic life.
Deeper exploration of her ancestral heritage expanded her brand vision to include a fine jewellery collection, celebrating the aesthetic of ancient Arab tribes with organic modern details.
In 2015 Hind was commissioned by the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities to design a capsule collection for the Bahrain Pavilion at Milan Expo which won Silver Medal for best Pavilion Design. That same year, Hind also won the Cadillac Design Challenge Fashion Prize, celebrating innovation and leading womenswear designers from the Middle East.
Photo credit: Marco Lau