What’s in my travel bag - Furne One
Written by Diana Farid
Fashion designer Furne One, owner of Amato Haute Couture, is one of the most prominent designers on the global fashion scene.
Furne, originally from the Philippines, started sketching at the age of 10, inspired by his mother’s passion for beautiful clothes. His first venture into fashion saw him win the MEGA Magazine Young Designer of the Philippines award in 1994. Later, in 2002, he opened his first store in Dubai and, ever since, has played a pivotal role in the creative fashion industry. Hand-picked fabrics are the canvas to create unique hand-stitched beadwork embellishments. Rich textures and intricate techniques make his brand the choice of many celebrities, including Katy Perry, Jennifer Lopez, Heidi Klum, and Nicole Scherzinger.
The travel: Since Furne is inspired by old tales and historical surroundings, it’s not surprising that one of his favourite destinations is Versailles. “I like to visit Versailles during the spring because I find it a breathtaking and imaginative place. For me, seeing the palace makes it a dreamy and romantic destination to visit. The lakes, the palace, and the hilltop, make me feel I am living a dream; it reminds me of a fairy tale. Also Austria during winter gives the same feeling of magic and romance.”
The bag:“My travel bag is the Louis Vuitton Keepall 55 Monogram bag. I love everything about it, and I find it very durable. It is just amazing, and the size is perfect for my travel needs.”
My personal care products: “I like to carry cosmetics and a range of skincare products – first is my Amato perfume. Also, I can’t travel without my salt hairspray; it is very refreshing, hence vital that I have it with me at all times. Last is my Evian vaporiser, which is a delightful mist to rehydrate skin. I must always have it with me while travelling.”
My gadgets: “I can’t travel without my mobile phone and tablet. When I say ‘gadgets’, Apple is my most beloved brand – it has always been my favourite ever since I can remember.”
Footwear:“I’m more than comfortable to travel with any sneakers, but lately I found myself falling in love with Versace sneakers; I am just crazy about them. Again, my favourite colours are black, grey, and metallic.”
My scarves:“Among my essential trip companions is my collection of scarves, which I wear during summer or winter. During winter I tend to opt more for silk and cashmere fabric. My favourite colours are grey and black; I like black so muchI even wear it during summer.”