Sharing the love with Iqtabasat.Quotes
Iqtabasat.Quotes is a ready-to-wear brand based in Dubai, founded in late 2016 by three ladies, Shatha, Shamim and Mahsa. They studied in Zayed University in Dubai, in very different fields, Shatha in Business HR, Shamim in engineering and Mahsa in Biomedical Engineering. However, what joined them together was fashion. Shamim mentioned that, “Since my sister was young she had this keen interest in fashion and that would inspire her to easily blend in with fashion and I would always get my inspiration from her” However, Shamim is more inspired by the quotes and Mahsa is a fashion designer and the owner of By Mahsa, a middle eastern fashion brand. Combining the talents of these three, Iqtabasat.Quotes is the result of their imagination.
“Quotes are very motivational, they motivate people and our aim was to combine something that would motivate people and also be presented in a fashionable manner”
The name Iqtabasat is an arabic word translating to “Quotes”. Hence Iqtabasat.Quotes naming their brand and style aesthetic. The inspiration for this brand was surrounding the world with positive thoughts; quotes. Shatha mentioned that, “Quotes are very motivational, they motivate people and our aim was to combine something that would motivate people and also be presented in a fashionable manner” They choose from a large number of quotes and narrow them down to the strongest ones that they feel would motivate people in the best possible way.
Iqtabasat.Quotes also offers bespoke service by designing whatever their customers want in their style of Arabic – English aesthetic. Shamim mentioned that, “We chose to make a statement because a lot of people have an inner voice that they want to speak up, and just reading a quote would motivate and support them” The brand conveys positive messages for the public such as, Love, Paradise, Life.
“We chose to make a statement because a lot of people have an inner voice that they want to speak up, and just reading a quote would motivate and support them”
Currently, the brand offers a range of t-shirts, mobile covers and caps. They plan to expand by offering home-decor products inspired by sending out positive messages from the brand. Iqtabasat.Quotes is available to purchase directly via contacting them on their Instagram or the Fashion Vault store in Dubai. Moreover, they will soon be selling in stores in Bahrain.