Arizali owner and designer Nashka Solotareff was born in Lebanon, from a French Lebanese Father and a Russian Mother. Having been raised in France by artistic parents the family was encouraged to express their inner creative which allowed her to develop a passion for textiles at a very early age.
This passion resulted in her leaving France and working with Club Med Resorts throughout Asia a relationship which first began with her teaching Arts and Batik Classes and developed into designing and producing resort wear for the Club Med Boutique’s around the World.
Having travelled and explored Asia extensively absorbing, collecting and being continually inspired by the varying artisan crafts and amazing traditional garments worn by people of different Countries and Regions an idea was born which is today the Arizali Brand.
Since starting her own business in the early 1990's Nashka has combined the best quality fabrics sourced from around the globe with simple cuts which are the essence of French fashion and the traditional artistry of Batik, used for centuries all around Asia.
The label has grown a dedicated following since it’s creation in 1991 who love Arizali for it’s simple styles, beautiful exotic batik designs and bold colours the ultimate Resort Lifestyle Brand focusing on Travel and Leisure.
The word Arizali comes from a French word, -originally "Alizarine" from the name of a plant which was used in ancient times to provide a red colour pigment for dying. Its pronunciation doesn't change with different accents or languages.
This is fine as Arizali designs reflect a mixture of influences from Asia and Europe.