THE SABA-ISTS: INTRODUCING TANYA EMON, SABA'S SENIOR WOMENSWEAR DESIGNER

Saturday 12th May, 2018

For May, we’ve seized the opportunity to shed a bit of light on the strength, power and inspired nature of modern-day mothers with our latest SABA-IST – and working mum – Tanya Emon. Beaming with unwavering passion and love, she works as SABA’s Senior Designer of Womenswear, instilling her clear stylistic visions and design philosophy into every beautiful garment she constructs. Here, Tanya discusses her role, creative motivations and greatest realisations about motherhood.

So, what about the brand initially sparked your interest?
SABA’s offering of stylish, comfortable and functional pieces with designed consideration is what brought me to the brand. With my passionate love of design, together with a philosophy centred on quality and construction, I felt it was a good match.

Describe your personal style… what pieces are you drawn to?
I find that I spend so much time thinking about clothes that when it comes to my own personal style, I keep it simple. Black wide-leg pants, a linen tee and a classic tailored blazer (which I love).

What serves as inspiration for you on a day-to-day basis?
Inspiration can come from the simplest things – from a walk on the beach to the ocean’s reflection and rock surfaces. The best ideas come when you’re least expecting them.

As a designer, which fabrics are your favourite to work with?
Silk, wool and innovative fabrics with texture and drape.

How do you like to push boundaries with your designs?
I let the fabric dictate the drape and shape of the garment – a hidden pocket or seam displacement, hidden closures and unexpected hemlines.

What serves as inspiration for you on a day-to-day basis?
Inspiration can come from the simplest things – from a walk on the beach to the ocean’s reflection and rock surfaces. The best ideas come when you’re least expecting them.

As a designer, which fabrics are your favourite to work with?
Silk, wool and innovative fabrics with texture and drape.

How do you like to push boundaries with your designs?
I let the fabric dictate the drape and shape of the garment – a hidden pocket or seam displacement, hidden closures and unexpected hemlines.

What trends are you loving for the upcoming winter season?
Plaids and more plaids. For knitwear, brushed mohair is a must.

Can you tell us your viewpoint on motherhood, and how it has changed your world?
Becoming a mother has changed me in ways I never thought possible; but at the same time, opened my heart to the most extraordinary love I’ve ever experience. Some days are long where you don’t know how you’ll cope, and then there are shorter days where your heart explodes with love at everything they do.

As a mother, how do you strike the perfect work-life balance?
Thankfully, the months of sleepless nights are over, but finding a true work-life balance is still hard to manage. I like to spend weekends outside playing and feeling carefree.

What is the most important lesson you’ve learned about motherhood?
Slowing down and realising life is about the journey, not the destination.

Lastly, how did you be celebrate this Mother’s Day?
With family, celebrating all the mums in our extended family. My sister has recently become a mum, which is such a special time.

As a mother, how do you strike the perfect work-life balance?
Thankfully, the months of sleepless nights are over, but finding a true work-life balance is still hard to manage. I like to spend weekends outside playing and feeling carefree.

What is the most important lesson you’ve learned about motherhood?
Slowing down and realising life is about the journey, not the destination.

Lastly, how did you be celebrate this Mother’s Day?
With family, celebrating all the mums in our extended family. My sister has recently become a mum, which is such a special time.