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Gul Zeb Owais

Founder, Carnival

She is spunky, spirited and stylish. Gulzeb Owais’ love affair with fashion started literally during her childhood, but belonging to a family of bankers, it was expected that she would follow the same path. Thus, after completing her masters from London, she shifted her attention towards Dubai and as expected, started working with a bank. The stint lasted for three years but by that time, she knew that fashion was her true calling. It started with setting up Carnival, a multi-brand store with a strong focus on regional and Asian designers. Carnival also represents her own brand ‘Hello Beautiful’, that allowed Gulzeb to apply her creativity into enhancing the female silhouette through vibrant colors and designs - both Asian and Western. The ensembles are mostly made to order for clients. When she is not working on her designs, Gulzeb divides her time between her family, travel and Arabian Gazelle, the first women-only supercar club in the UAE, of which she is a proud member.