Lebanon is known to have bred outstanding fashion designers that are magnets in the world of celebrities and royalties, such as Elie Saab, Zuhair Murad, George Chakra, Rami Kadi, and more.
Yet, these internationally acclaimed designers are not the only ones with outstanding creativity and talents. They had their long journey to fame and reign at the apex of their career.
In their footsteps now, others have started to shine on the Lebanese horizon, and some even beyond. They have their uniqueness, producing dapper and high-quality designs worth the international catwalks.
Here are 11 of them that you should keep under your radar:
In 2016, he founded his own couture house, Maison Aboud Jammal, and presented his Fall-Winter collection at the international “Festival de la Mode à Tunis, which scored him his first breakthrough in the industry.
He went then to release numerous stunning capsule collections, infusing the fashion world with exquisite designs.
Joseph Achajian is the creative director and founder behind the Lebanese-born men’s wear brand Maison Du Mec.
Achajian gathered international expertise in fashion without having a traditional education in the field. He learned directly from his family legacy of tailors and business dating back to the 1920s and combined it with his inherent creativity.
Individuality, sleek streetwear, expressiveness, and skillful craftsmanship are what can best describe his designs.
#3 Ahmed Amer
Beirut-based Ahmed Amer is a fashion designer and illustrator. After pursuing his studies in interior architecture at the Lebanese University (LU), Amer joined Creative Space Beirut in 2014, where he presented his collection at a live fashion show in downtown Beirut.
In 2015, she won the Jury Prize and was selected to intern at the Elie Saab headquarters in Beirut. In 2017, she won the Prize of Excellency in Craftsmanship for her collection “The Dance of the Psyche.”
They initiated their journey in fashion in 2007 with their socially conscious label, which is growing international fans with their sustainably-made jewelry, shoes, bags, and clothes.
Their creativity has reached great success, especially after the launch of their first collection “Coined”, which they created using Lebanese Pound coins, thus involving sustainable ethics with fashion.