Andrea Wazen and The Artistry of Bespoke Shoe Design

     As a young child in Beirut, bespoke shoe designer, Andrea Wazen, already knew that her passion lay in the arts. She was constantly sketching and drawing and, being a twin, was less than pleased when her mother used to dress her and her sister alike. “I was very particular about what I wanted…

Sadeem Alshehail: Where Sustainability Meets Luxury

   Elegance, wearability, and sustainability are the core values of pret-a-couture fashion brand, SADEEM, founded by Saudi designer, Sadeem Alshehail. SADEEM offers ethically tailored clothing for the woman who wishes to look elegant yet feel comfortable; one that is as interested in preserving the environment as she is about sporting visionary designs. This month,  ESSENTIAL,…

Timi Hayek lights up Fashion Design with the Sublime confidence of Youth

Talented designer Timi Hayek is a do it all. Her atelier is located above her boutique in Monot, in Beirut and she spends her days working on her sewing machine, playing with delicate fabrics, that she gracefully shapes into beautiful collections. Timi is a designer and an illustrator. She studied Fashion Print at the prestigious…

Karoline Lang Designer Extraordinaire

Karine Tawil dresses elegant modern women with a fondness for fine fabrics and beautiful daring cuts. From working at home on a small couture collection six years ago, her brand Karoline Lang grew into a full-fledged fashion house showcasing internationally a refined style made in Lebanon. The Atelier sets the Stage A step into Karoline…

Lara Khoury’s Voyage to Fashion Horizons

Lara Khoury is leading her eponymous label to broad horizons. Her three signature fashion lines have traveled from America to the Middle East, all the way through East Asia. Lara’s story is one of transforming constraints into opportunities. She grew up with a penchant for mathematics, architecture and fashion. Her aunt who owned a maternity…