Thursday, November 11, 2010

Abed Mahfouz: Couture Fall/Winter 2010-2011

Hats off to another great Lebanese designer! Lebanon native Abed Mahfouz, like many other Middle Eastern designers started off his career as a child surrounded by a family of tailors. He quickly learned from his sister how to design clothes and then began to expand into his own beautiful style of designing. We can see the payoff today in his Couture Fall/Winter 2010-2011 collection. The collection is diverse in style and color but cohesive in theme. The almost metallic-like look of some pieces is offset by the more free flowing and softer silhouettes of others. The attention to detail in the pleated pattern of the pieces is amazing as well. Each piece can be seen as a variation on that pleated theme. The juxtaposition of rigidly pleated pieces that are fashioned into a certain shape and the cascading drapery in other pieces that use softer fabric is perfect.

Mahfouz is not new to the international fashion game and has shown yearly at the fashion shows of Rome and recently showed at New York fashion week. Hopefully we'll see more of him around the world.
Here are some favorites from his Couture Fall/Winter 2010-2011 collection: 

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