Romy Hourani has proved that she is one to watch. Catapulting her into the world of fashion, her eponymous line has been praised from the industry’s most prestigious publications to IT girls alike. Born in New York City to a Swedish father and Haitian mother, she moved to Rome at a young age. This is where her love for style flourished. Ever inspired, she spent five days a week singing and dancing on the number one television show Non e La Rai. Moving to Miami she majored in English Literature, before heading back to New York to follow her dream.
Majoring in styling at the prestigious Fashion Institute of Technology, she spent her spare time shooting for various catalogs and magazines, with the world’s top photographers. Finding love, she married her Lebanese husband and had her little girl Liya and son Luca. This is when she decided to launch her successful online fashion boutique Liliro. However, a move to Dubai three years ago meant the end of that era and the start of her true calling. Already altering many of her buys, she decided to try her hand at designing.
Romy Collection was born. Starting by mocking up pieces for friends and family, it wasn’t long till she launched her debut collection. Sourcing vintage fabrics from across the globe, all of her pieces are created in the UAE. A unique aesthetic, it wasn’t long before she caught the eye of the region’s most stylish. Romy represents the woman she designs for. Confident, chic and above all fun. “That's why I make these clothes,” says Romy, “I want you to want them, wear them and love them.”