Category Archives: Fashion Week

A Lebanese Model Hits Balenciaga’s Runway!

Spanish Maison de Couture Balenciaga showcased its SS2017 collection during Paris Fashion Week. The collection was defined by its flower prints and architecture shapes – two major signatures of Balenciaga. The collection was characterized by its vivid colors, brooches on draped tops, wide-shouldered trenches and jackets as well as large bags.

The collection was showcased at the Paris Event Space. It featured a Lebanese model and actress, Carla Daher, whose international debut would kick off with Balenciaga. Like the French say: “Affaire à suivre!”

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Lebanese model and actress Carla Daher
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Glamour Hits the City Centre of Beirut!

SS2016 collection has officially kicked off at the City Centre Beirut yesterday evening through a glamorous fashion and jewelry show which featured the crème de la crème of Lebanese and Western designers. The event, organized by the one and only Cynthia Sarkis Perros (Luxury Limited Edition), transformed a typical mall into a sizzling catwalk.

As usual, we couldn’t but pick our best of the night and our short list includes:

  • Azzi & Osta’s magnificent gown with gold embellishments and origami folds, a very particular signature of the designers.
  • Rami Kadi’s embroidered dress and its delicate cape.

Check out more photos and dresses here.

Photos: © CineTrotter 2016

Hass Idriss Reveals his Tarot Dresses in Paris!

The 2016 Paris Fashion Week ended more than a week ago, but we didn’t want to end our coverage without talking about a young talented guy who joined other Lebanese designers at this year’s PFW. We’re talking about Hassan Idriss, known by the name of Hass Idriss, who launched his Spring/Summer 2016 Couture collection in Paris.

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This collection of twenty-two items, influenced by the tarot cards, was exhibited for the first time in Paris.

After graduating from Central Saint Martins and shadowing the greatest from David LaChapelle to Alexander McQueen, Hass decided to devote himself entirely to Fashion. His first show took place in London as part of the London Fashion Week.

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Leading a creative army and surrounded by a string of women, Hass prefers tailoring garments that put the latter forward rather than the garment itself by committing to working only with the finest quality of material. Combining pieces from vintage old school techniques all the way to state of the art technology in the couturier’s creations, his clients, “cosmopolitan powerful women of different walks of life and silhouettes” can attest his prodigy.

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Ralph & Russo’s Ultimate Delicateness!

With a palette of pastels, designers Tamara Ralph and Michael Russo drew a beautiful collection whose highlight is undoubtedly the wedding gown with its kimono sleeves, multi-layered tulle skirt, duchess satin bustier, three-meter train that called for help when the model turned around, and the 3D silk organza petals, pearls and crystals, a masterpiece that suits royalty.

The collection included ball gowns and bold lingerie. Some gowns were literally painted; others featured embroideries, flower appliqués, features and ruffles.

The collection blossomed on stage like a Japanese cherry tree, delicate, ethereal and very feminine.

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Guo Pei’s First Couture Show in Paris

 The designer behind Rihanna’s controversial look at the 2015 Met Gala made her first appearance in the city of Haute Couture in 2016. Held at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, the show featured a blend of Eastern and Western inspiration.

It is true that Guo Pei is fiercely attached to her heritage which she highlights through mandarin collars, embroideries, the choice of the royal gold, the dragon figure, the imperial cape, the long and wide sleeves, the cross-collars, and the cheongsam-esque dresses, but she also manages to bridge the gap between West and East through youthful pieces that reminds us of a classy, “à la Audrey Hepburn” ambiance: aqua and pink, delicate whites, peach and a drizzle of feathers, crystal beads and florals.

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Giambattista Valli’s Fluffy Dream

Vast skirts, layers and layers of tulle and organza, and sometimes just a bit over a silky dress, a burst of flowers, that’s how Giambattista Valli wanted to honor the city of gardens, Paris. Taking his inspiration from the flowers of famous Parisian gardens – Jardin du Luxembourg, Jardin des Tuileries, Parc de Bagatelle, Palais Royal, the collection features two trends : short dresses and fluffy (very fluffy) gowns. Valli loves flowers, princesses’ skirts and colors. His collection is like a fluffy dream.

It may be way far from meeting “practical” expectations, but who said everything has to be practical? Sometimes, a fluffy dream is all what we need….

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Elie Saab’s Journey to India!

Saree-inspired gowns with a twist wowed the audience at the 2016 Elie Saab Couture Show in Paris. Princesses enchanted the guests in delicately embroidered pieces featuring grayish waistcoats, glittery bustiers, chiffon skirts, thin belts underlining thin waists and tiny wallets that suit the dreamy adventurous lady Saab is dedicating to his collection.

With a stroke of genius, the Master Elie Saab succeeded in merging modernity and traditions, offering us a trip into the Indian jungles and culture. His color palette is composed of powdered shades of beige, silver and grey, with delicate white and a generous touch of blue, the only “explosive” color of the show. The loose pants and the dupatta (India scarf) highlight the Indian inspiration.

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The bride is a vision in her fully and generously embroidered gown featuring a unique veil which carries a hundred stories about Elie Saab’s Indian dream and journey.

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Imagination is served at Schiaparelli’s 2016 Fashion Show

At the prestigious Hôtel d’Evreux, Schiaparelli served food for imagination through a collection featuring dinner plates, tea pots, vegetables, fruits and flowers.

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Rami Kadi’s Stunning Parades Nuptiales!

A magical Eden blossomed on Rami Kadi’s magnificent gowns on display at the Hôtel Plaza Athénée during the 2016 Paris Fashion Week.

Inspired by mythology and Botticelli’s Primavera, the collection is pure amazement with its delicate details featuring birds and angel wings.

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A Doll Box at Chanel’s Fashion Show

At a doll house-themed fashion show in Paris, Chanel’s Karl Lagerfeld launched his SS Couture Collection surrounded by Cara Delevingne, Gwyneth Paltrow and Diane Kruger among major figures attending the show which featured Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid.

Ivory, gold, sequins, capes, a new accessory we identified as what could be a phone case on the models’ waists and a stunning Jenner in a plunging black dress were the main signature of this event.

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