With the end of Paris Haute Couture Week comes a chance to sit back and review the new collections unveiled by the world’s leading designers without the dizzying rush of endless events and runway shows. This year, the official Haute Couture calendar featured four Lebanese fashion houses, including mainstays Zuhair Murad and Elie Saab.
Georges Hobeika presented its autumn/winter haute couture collection in Paris on Monday — and, it was a family affair. The Lebanese fashion house announced earlier in the week Jad Hobeika, son of founder Georges, would be joining as co-creative director.
Balenciaga has enlisted Bella Hadid for its fall 2022 campaign lensed by British artist Nadia Lee Cohen. The part-Palestinian model stars in the first entry in the multi-part campaign series alongside a diverse cast including French musician Aya Nakamura and models Kit Butler, Zuo Chen, Abdou Diop, Inti Wang and Lina Zhang. The brand’s Nineties-inspired fall 2022 campaign is a continuation of the short film, “The Lost Tape,” released in December 2021 just ahead of fashion week.
Balenciaga delivered a show of support for Ukraine at Paris Fashion Week on Sunday as Russia continues its attack on the country. It was the first in-person show for the house since the start of the pandemic and all eyes were on the creative director Demna (he's ditched his surname Gvasalia) to see what one of the strongest voices in fashion would deliver next.
French fashion designer Manfred Thierry Mugler, whose dramatic designs were worn by celebrities like Madonna, Lady Gaga and Cardi B, has died. He was 73. He died Sunday, his official Instagram account said. “May his soul Rest In Peace,” it said in a post that was all black with no image. It did not give a cause of death.
Italian fashion designer and entrepreneur Nino Cerruti died Saturday at the age of 91, the Italian family business Lanificio Fratelli Cerruti said in a statement. He died at the hospital in Vercelli, Italy, where he was hospitalized for a hip operation, CNN affiliate SkyTg24 reported Saturday.
By anyone's reckoning, 2021 has been a good year for Arab designers. While there may have been slightly fewer red-carpet events because of the ongoing pandemic, across film festivals and even weddings, it seems famous women cannot get enough of regional talent.
The inaugural Fashion Week Dubai will commence on Thursday, gathering some of the UAE’s best-known designers for a three-day schedule of shows and events. Taking place at IMG Worlds of Adventure and promising to “showcase fashion with a twist of theatre”, Fashion Week Dubai is open to all, free of charge.
A new study of the fashion industry’s convoluted supply chains has linked a number of the world’s biggest brands to deforestation in the Amazon rainforest. Conducted by Stand.earth, a supply chain research company, the report places a spotlight on tanneries and other companies involved in the production of leather and goods made from it in Brazil.
Sarah’s Bag may be a social enterprise, providing jobs for female prisoners and other underprivileged women in Lebanon, but from the beginning its founder, Sarah Beydoun, was adamant she didn’t want “any pity purchases”.