Tell us a little bit about what you do? What are you excited for this year? Can you tell us about some of the projects you are working on at the moment? 

I’m a writer, academic broadcaster. I’ve written three non fiction books, currently working on my first novel and about to launch a podcast.       

What draws you to a project? Can you tell me about a project you’re most proud of and why?

Curiosity! I have a deep love of knowledge, of learning and understanding why the world works as it does and ways that things could be done differently and better. With my writing I try to encourage people to think about things from a different perspective. I'm proud of all of the books I’ve written to date. 

Where do you find inspiration?

All sorts of places. I'm a huge fan of music so definitely there, the natural world, the sea and of course books!       

How do you approach getting dressed every day? Can you tell us a bit about your personal style?

My personal style is somewhat eclectic with a strong dash of glamour, although I’d definitely say it’s a low maintenance glamour. I generally wear dresses and definitely have a thing for long silk dressers, although I’ll often be wearing one during the day and combining it with trainers and a denim or leather jacket. I do like to wear things that are very well cut, so they can be easily worn, and you know they’re just going to hang right.         

What are you wearing here and what made you gravitate towards this look from HUISHAN ZHANG?

I am wearing this stunning purple silk dress, I love the design, the cut, the colour, the materials, the rich fabric, the diamond detail. It’s elegant and sophisticated but also opulent with an understated drama. It’s really a sensational look! I love it!

Emma Dabiri wears the Leila Gown in lilac satin from our Pre-Fall 2024 collection