Thursday, 28 July 2016


Lebanese haute couture is a glamorous with the perfect marriage of Gowns drape seductively; splits are thigh-high; fabrics are sheer and sparkling with embellishments probably best known for conflict than high fashion. Lebanon is considered the jewel of the Middle East and has been dominated by the great human civilizations precious planet like the Roman, Persian, Greek, Arabic, Ottoman and more recently France. Currently, the people of Lebanon are very modern and can dare to be called the most fashionable in the Arab world. Contrary to the modest dresses associated with the country, Lebanese designers have poured out a sea of sultry and elegant couture.The tiny cosmopolitan nation of Lebanon has produced a dazzling breed of designers making a significant mark in the international fashion industry. Notable among them are Zuhair MuradReem Acra and Elie Saab, each of whom have had their dresses fit to celebrities over the years. Zuhair Murad acknowledges his country's unexpected presence on the global fashion scene, which he attributes in part to its position on the map."I think the geographic location of Lebanon on the Mediterranean Sea helps the Lebanese designer to travel abroad and present their collections all over the world," 

True to the star beaming on the fashion terrain of Lebanon, Elio Abou Fayssal creates a distinction for himself among the pace setters of modern fashion.Discovered at a very young age, Elio Abou Fayssal’s infatuation budded after his graduation from ESMOD with excellent grades. Grounded on mesmerizing qualities and discipline, Elio Abou Fayssal’s talent in mastering the blend of classical luxury dresses completed with a modern touch soon became clear. All designs created are based on excellence in quality of fabrics to achieve the privilege of fashion extravagance. The dresses elude femininity with dresses sculpted to the body aiming to express the peaks of femininity. It is thus no wonder that each unique piece lingers in an infinite and never ending state of originality, inventiveness, and fashion sophistication.
 Elio Abou Fayssal’s Spring Summer Collection 2015 features interesting, delicate and power themed pieces. The colours,fringe, mesh, applique, lace, satin are all married in perfect matrimony. My personal favourite is the purple appliqued dress. The delicacy and placements of the butterflies not only provides audacious comfort but also a whimsical feel. 

According to Zeina Karam, The gowns (by Lebanese designers) are cut low in the front, slashing down to the navel, or low in the back, swooping below the waist, inset with delicate see-through fabric. They couldn't be further from the modest dress generally worn by women in the Muslim Arab world.
Abou Fayssal works around these qualities with a craftful measure of uniqueness producing a finale  true to the unrestrained, indubitable and yet overpowering and deliberate femininity attributed to Lebanese designers.

"Lebanon's name has always been synonymous with war, but when it comes to fashion, these designers really make us proud. I guess it comes from the society itself, the way Lebanese women dress. They're very courageous, even more than Europeans."- Laura Seikaly


“The human body is the best work of art.” 
― Jess C. Scott

“Adornment, what a science! Beauty, what a weapon! Modesty, what elegance!” 
― Coco Chanel


“All is fair in fashion and war.” 
― Thisuri Wanniarachchi


“Fashion is only different skins for different flavours of you.” 
― Lauren BeukesZoo City