Founder and Creative Director Maysson Al Otaiba
Maysson Al Otaiba is founder and creative director of her eponymous fashion label MAYSSON. She grew up between the United Arab Emirates and Morocco and brings a rich, multicultural background to her London-based ready-to-wear brand.
From a young age, she was destined to design, creating her own fashions and carrying her sketchbook with her constantly. At age 14, she set eyes on the London College of Fashion during a family holiday and was determined to attend the institution.
Al Otaiba would not only graduate from London College of Fashion with a bachelors degree, but also with a postgraduate diploma in fashion management and a masters degree in strategic fashion marketing. She has internship experience at Buccellati and Diane von Furstenberg, where she contributed to fashion marketing for the luxury brands. Al Otaiba is currently pursuing her PhD in social media and entrepreneurship for small and medium enterprises in the creative sector.
She launched her eponymous label for today’s “independent, confident and well-travelled” woman. Melding classic silhouettes with modern style, Al Otaiba channels contemporary trends as well as Mediterranean and Middle Eastern heritage, reflected in her signature coin embellishments (inspired by traditional Emirati and Moroccan headpieces and necklaces).