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All The Arab Designers Showcasing During Paris Couture Week

Zuhair Murad Fall 2018 Couture.

Paris Haute Couture Week is right around the corner, promising to place Arab design talent center stage once more with headlining Spring 2019 shows by leading Middle Eastern couturiers. Below, your definitive guide to our homegrown regional players set to display their exquisite couture creations during the three days of extravagant shows.

Tony Ward
January 21, 2019

For Spring 2019, the Lebanese-Italian designer sought inspiration from the anatomy of a wing from its skeleton, movement, and color palette to the make up of the backbone.

Georges Hobeika
January 21, 2019

Hobeika is set to showcase his Spring 2019 Couture collection at Paris’s National Theater of Chaillot on January 21. The show venue suggests that he’ll be taking cues from last season, where he took inspiration from Swan Lake, sending out models wearing exquisite gowns dripping in multihued feathers, crystal beading, and romantic tulle.

Maison Rabih Kayrouz
January 21, 2019

Maison Rabih Kayrouz will be showcasing its first couture collection as an official member of of the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture on January 21 — just in time for the Lebanese maison’s 10th anniversary.

Dany Atrache
January 21, 2019

The Lebanese label is known for its fairytale-worthy, embroidered gowns each painstakingly crafted out of luxurious materials such as organza, lace, silk, crepe, and satin. We’re sure that this season’s offering will be no different.

Rami Kadi
January 22, 2019

Although the Lebanese designer has presented his collections during Paris Couture Week for the past couple of seasons, this Spring 2019 will mark the first time he showcases in a runway format. Last season, Kadi unveiled two otherworldly gowns that fused together romantic details, such as lashings of feathers and tulle, with ethereal, iridescent, angel hair that went on to clothe the likes of Balqees Fathi and Dorra Zarrouk. This season, we expect a lineup of show-stopping designs likely be trotted out at many red carpets to come.

Elie Saab
January 23, 2019

One of the most hotly-anticipated shows of the Haute Couture calendar without a doubt. An expert in lace and embellishments, the Lebanese couturier has made a career of delivering fantastical, show-stopping gowns for his loyal list of clients that comprise A-listers and royalty— who will no doubt be sitting front row and center come January 23.

Zuhair Murad
January 23, 2019

Murad’s couture is practically legendary among royals, VIPs, and Hollywood stars who have been clamoring to wear his ethereal creations since he first revealed his talent some 20 years ago. Last season, the couturier looked to Imperial Russia for inspiration, sending out an all-star cast of models wearing lavish robes, dramatic jumpsuits, and beaded military-inspired jackets.

Azzi & Osta
January 24, 2019

Beyoncé’s go-to label is presenting its Haute Couture collection in the fashion capital on January 24. Can we expect an appearance from Queen B herself? Watch this space.

Rami Al Ali
January 24, 2019

Returning for his 15th season at Couture Week, is Syrian designer Rami Al Ali who will be presenting his new 18-piece collection at the Salon Pompadour of Hotel Le Meurice on the 24th of January. While the couturier has remained relatively tight-lipped about what the offering will entail he did hint that it is inspired by one of the “most beautiful European cultures”.

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