DDFC/Vogue Fashion Prize finalists—ready-to-wear designer Ayah Tabari of Mochi and accessories designers Aya and Mounaz Abdelraouf of Okhtein—reveal their favorite pieces from Paris Fashion Week. Get to know their personal style via their fashion week preferences, below.
MOCHI – ISABEL MARANT Spring 2017
“Isabel Marant is always someone I look out for during Paris Fashion Week, as I love the way her designs continue to represent the working woman. Her collections speak to a strong female who is always on the move and needs a fashionable—but practical—outfit that will take her from day to night. I love the piece that I have chosen because of its structured bohemian silhouette, which is carefully contrasted with an oriental twist. The dress’ fine piping contradicts the mismatched ditzy prints, but is carefully finished with a symmetric, structured ruffle, which also adds a very interesting touch.”
OKHTEIN– CHLOÉ Spring 2017
Aya and Mounaz Abdelraouf
“Our favorite accessory from Paris Fashion Week is this handbag from Chloé. As soon as we saw it, we were both intrigued. Our classic bags are all held with a semi-rounded, metal handle. Therefore, we found this [handbag] very interesting and compatible with our design aesthetic. We love how [Chloé’s] signature designs are transformed from season to season. The long strap gives it a casual edge, which can be styled with jeans and a shirt; while the oval handle transforms the bag into a clutch that can be worn with a dress. Overall, we feel this design had the most unique and striking presence among the collections at Paris Fashion Week.”