Naja Saade could not escape from his fate… neither from his talents… After having obtained his diploma in radiology, he could shift from a brilliant career in one of the most notorious hospitals in Lebanon to fashion design.
Through his distinguished classiness, his delicate sense of perfection, he brings to light the natural beauty of a woman.
Naja Saade is well known for mixing the classic style to the modern inspiration. His delicate and classy hand manufactured collections reveal the attractively simple and beautiful look in you.
Welcome to the world of style and glamour! Welcome to Naja Saade’s world!
1. What inspired you to get into fashion design?
Fashion design was my dream ever since I was a child. At that time, I used to paint and draw designs of dresses. I consider it as a talent that was born with me and that I personally developed through the years. Although I got a diploma in radiology and worked in that field in one of the most prestigious hospitals of the country, I never stopped thinking of fashion design until the day I enrolled in a fashion design school in Beirut and then had to quit my job to dedicate all my time to my new passion.
2. What is your philosophy about the art of fashion design?
I like to reveal the natural beauty of a woman rather than the beauty of the dress she is wearing.
3. What do you like most about fashion design?
Every phase in fashion design is very important to me. I get very excited when I execute each step while designing a dress: from the sketch, to the design, to the finishing and up to the final product.
4. Was the move from radiology to fashion design smooth for you?
Radiology and fashion design are two completely different jobs. When I was working in radiology, people would come to me with their health as a top priority whereas in fashion design, women would come to me with their look and exterior appearance as a top priority. Furthermore, as I was working as an employee in radiology, I did not have the same responsibilities that I currently have. Today, I have the responsibility of my own business. I have to be able to handle my clients, to manage my time, my company, and my employees and to motivate them. In addition, I have to well organize the financial and administrative parts of my corporation.
5. How did the WE-INITIATIVE help you in your business?
The WE-INITIATIVE widened a lot my business horizons. Through the variety of trainings it offers (time management, business loans, social media usage, business ethics, etc…), I could personally progress and develop my business background. Moreover, it introduced me to new persons sharing the same interests as me and to field experts with whom I am still communicating.
In addition, the BLCBANK, through the loans it offers to new entrepreneurs, is facilitating and helping any ambitious person with an innovative idea to concretize this idea.
6. What are you future plans?
Expanding my business to the Arab countries as a first step and later on to Paris and Milano.
7. What is your favorite piece in all your collections?
It is just like asking you which one of your children you love more! Every piece is very special to me.
8. How do you describe the woman wearing any Naja Saade’s piece?
She is the self-confident woman, who knows what she wants and who desires to look the most elegant and beautiful.
9. Who is Naja Saade?
A very passionate and ambitious person who looks forward to revealing the best of the natural beauty of a woman.