The designer, Miyuki Kitahara, studied fashion at Arts University Bournemouth in England. Working with Hussein Chalayan gave her the chance to put into practice and enhance her passion for experimentation and research. After that experience, in 2016 she launched her own brand, Donnah Mabel: fashion conceived as a form of self-expression, fashion as an art statement. It’s ready-to-wear with a couture sensibility, a breath of fresh air in a sea of same-same fashions. Her ideal woman is a thinker and dreamer, someone who marches to the beat of her own drum, someone who doesn’t want a smartphone lens standing between her and life.