Abeer Al Otaiba

Abeer Al Otaiba

  • Country:UAE/USA
  • Field:Fashion
  • Title:Founder and Creative Director | SemSem

How you got started:

I've loved fashion since I was a little girl, my parents would go to Europe and come back with clothes for me that I'd alter and personalise. I come from a family of engineers and I didn't want to disappoint them. I studied civil engineering and after completing my graduate-level studies, moved to the UAE to begin a professional career as an engineer. After moving to the USA with my husband, I founded SemSem in 2015 - a luxury fashion brand with a conscience for women and girls.

Notable achievements:

Creations spotted on Hollywood style icons Gigi Hadid, Katy Perry, Jane Fonda, Chrissy Teigen, Emily Blunt and many more.

Something people don't know about you:

I am the wife of the UAE Ambassador to the USA.