Deborah Sawaf is the creative director of Thalé Blanc. Raised within the intimate world of couture embroidery and design, Deborah Sawaf’s fascination and talent led her to embark on her journey through the world of fashion. Designing exquisite works for labels such as Gianfranco Ferré, Roberto Cavalli and Valentino; it was only natural for Deborah to find herself fitting comfortably in the world of creative glamour before ultimately launching her collection Thalé Blanc in 2010.
Born in Bombay, India, Sawaf has been exposed to endless creative and beautiful elements that have lent influence throughout her life and design. Well-traveled, culturally and artistically inclined, Deborah is fascinated with global cultural heritage drawing her inspirations from art and history, cultures of the past and present.
After spending her formative years in India, Deborah moved to the Middle East to follow her passion and stretched her entrepreneurial wings by launching luxury fashion line Desagé, which she showcased in Paris. Years later, Sawaf moved from Dubai to Los Angeles, studying at the renowned Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising and at the Gemological Institute of America, later channeling it into her collection of couture jewelry, Talia.
With her personal appreciation for luxury lifestyle products along with the experience of working within this category, Sawaf embraces modern technology and marries it with her creative vision, approaching design with a personal hands-on involvement in Thalé Blanc development process. Working from the initial design stage to sampling and production development, she oversees the product from idea conceptualization to consumer interaction.
Thalé Blanc is made in Italy and sold worldwide.