Thursday, March 31, 2011
Sunday, March 27, 2011
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Tuesday, March 22, 2011
And what's more, Mohammed just released his campaign video for his upcoming collection entitled "Creature of the Night"! Take a look:
But while we're waiting for his upcoming collection, feast your eyes on some of my favorite pieces from his Spring/Summer 2011 collection. Again, I can't stress how much I LOVE these designs!:
Monday, March 21, 2011
I'm always attracted to the allure of fashion with a cause. Recently I stumbled upon the brand Palestyle. The brand was founded by Zeina Abou Chaaban who is a Palestinian woman living in the UAE. She combines the handmade embroidery of Palestine and Arabic calligraphy with modern fashion sense to create bags, jewelry, wallets, and even clothes that give a Palestinian flair to trendy fashion. Most importantly, the brand strives to empower Palestinian women in the refugee camps of Jordan, Lebanon, and Palestine. A percentage of every sale from Palestyle's collection goes toward the income of these women who work to bring their embroidery tradition to the masses.
The brand consist of glam accessories with high quality materials including leather, gold and Swarovski crystals. I absolutely love the jewelry pieces! Through just word of mouth, Palestyle has become a hit and is now available in high-end department stores around the world including Bloomingdales in Dubai Mall. Check out their site for more information: Palestyle
Sunday, March 20, 2011
Browsing through Hermes' Fall 2011 collection that hit the Paris Fashion Week runways recently, I thought for a quick second that I might have slipped up and was browsing through the collection of some up and coming Islam-conscious Middle Eastern designer. But lo and behold, the Hermes collection IS that Islam-conscious designer this season. I was very impressed by the orientalist details that worked their way throughout the collection from flowing kaftans to elongated kurtas, to the rich color and texture choices. I couldn't help thinking that this would be a "muhajababes" DREAM collection. For those of you who don't know, muhajababes are women who wear the hijab while still remaining ultra fashionable and chic. I am in LOVE with them. And I feel the world should be too! Check out my favorite pieces from the collection and tell me what you think:
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Tuesday, March 8, 2011
The Mosaic Rooms, which is a UK based art space showcasing contemporary culture from the Middle East and its diaspora, has recently been graced with the well thought out designs of young Palestinian designer Omar Joseph Nasser-Khoury.
Nasser-Khoury's work is very much inspired by his homeland Palestine where traditional embroidery still has a place in fashion aesthetics. He worked with local artisans to stay true to the embroidery tradition and traditional garments of the region but puts his own spin to it. The synthesis created a product that is pure genius and I've seen nothing like it from a Middle Eastern designer.
There is a certain uncanny richness to the collection and this richness is enhanced by the stern expressions on the models' faces. Seemingly, through these expressions and through the garments, the designer seeks to provide commentary on the Palestinian people and their occupied status.
The collection features 22 pieces and is on display at The Mosaic Rooms until 03/09/11. Anyone in London should go and tell me how it is!
For more information click here