It all started with a sketch.

With the vision of bringing awe-inspiring designs, quality fabrics, and a sense of luxury to the Arab woman of the modern world, Aliya al Muhairi created Ciel. It started with a sketch from the pen of the young Emirati designer who, in an inspiration fuelled trance, penned idea after idea all night. The result was first ever Ciel collection. It has been years since and Aliya has presented collection after collection building Ciel's presence in the region. "I dedicate my art to my muse. When you think of Ciel, I want you to think of the designs, not me. And if you want to see the Ciel woman, it is you when you wear my abayas" - Aliya Al Muhairi, FW18/19 Interview